NedXplor 38 taps overlooked size for range and globetrotting

Diane M. Byrne wrote the following for Megayachtnews.com on March 31st

What happens when two designers collaborate on a yacht, independent of a shipyard, to pique buyers’ interests? More important, what happens when those designers zero in on a size range largely ignored by most similar concepts? You get the NedXplor 38, created by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Omega Architects. While every inch an explorer, she’s also every inch a luxury yacht. As such, she hits multiple marks.

At 125 feet (38 meters), the NedXplor 38 is nearly half the size of a number of expedition proposals and current builds. Van Oossanen, Omega, and IYC, which holds the exclusive listing, see strong appeal for that very reason. Furthermore, as Perry van Oossanen, head of the naval-architecture studio, says, “The size means that it can be a true explorer yacht, anchoring close to the coast, entering small harbors and exploring, and easy to handle and maneuver—all the attributes an adventurous yacht needs.”


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Available for build at the yard of your choice, she’s set for adventure indeed. The NedXplor 38 features Van Oossanen’s patented Fast Displacement Hull Form, as well as its patented Hull Vane underwater spoiler. The combination promises 30 percent fuel savings over comparable, traditionally hulled megayachts of her LOA. Furthermore, she should see more than 5,000 nautical miles while cruising under Caterpillar power at 11 knots. (Top end is 15.5 knots.) Should you so wish, she can have an ice-classed hull, too.

The NedXplor 38’s superstructure-forward profile certainly conveys her exploration orientation. Inside, however, the atmosphere is as inviting as that of a traditional “white yacht.” Full-height glass, a main-deck owner’s suite, and other amenities like a beach club and gym are highlights. So are four guest staterooms below decks, accommodations for seven crew, and the option for a certified helipad. With a 27’6” (8.4-meter) beam and half-load displacement of 355 gross tons, she has volumes of a traditional yacht.

All you have left to do is pick the five (yes, five) tenders for the aft deck, and tailor the interior.

Het nieuw gebouwde 31m Alia superjacht Nozomi is verkocht!

Gemma Fottles schreef het volgende voor SuperYachtTimes:

Camper & Nicholsons meldde onlangs de verkoop van het 30.5-meter superjacht Nozomi waarvan de bouw is begonnen op de Turkse jachtwerf Alia in 2014. Haar exterieur is ontworpen door de nederlandse studio Omega Architects [...]. De oplevering staat gepland in de komende lente, haar nieuwe eigenaar heeft nu de mogelijkheid voor persoonlijke aanpassingen tijdens enkele korte maanden van voltooiing.

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De jachtmakelaardij Camper & Nicholsosns verzorgde zelf de verkoop van het jacht en stelt: “Met Gaston Lees Buckley als vertegenwoordiging van de werf en Arne Ploch namens de koper, het jacht werd slechts drie maanden te koop aangeboden Camper & Nicholsons en een uitstekende mogelijkheid voor de koper om in te stappen en eigenaar te worden van een gloednieuw jacht zonder de wachttijd van een compleet nieuw bouw traject. Haar nieuwe eigenaar heeft nu de mogelijkheid betrokken te zijn in de laatste details van het interieur en ontwerp, om het jacht persoonlijker en eigen te maken terwijl ze wordt geleverd in 2018. Camper & Nicholsons wil graag haar dank uitspreken naar alle betrokkenen in de verkoop.”

The 164ft superyacht with a SILENT mode: Hearing expert helped develop the hybrid-powered boat to ensure engine noise never goes above 'softly falling rain'

Sadie Whitelocks wrote the following for Mail Online:

- Home, built by Dutch shipyard Heesen, is decked out with a hybrid diesel electric propulsion system
- In silent mode, the yacht can reach up to nine knots, while in normal mode it can hit a top speed of 16.3 knots
- Home's hybrid and mechanical power sources can be used simultaneously or independently

A new cutting-edge superyacht boasts a silent mode in a bid to offer guests the ultimate luxury - peace and quiet.

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The 164ft-long aluminium-constructed Home, built by Dutch shipyard Heesen, is decked out with a hybrid diesel electric propulsion system, which minimizes noise pollution and fuel consumption without sacrificing speed.

London-based professor Barry Smith, who founded the Centre for the Study of the Senses, helped guide the boat's development and he said that Home runs at 'a sound of around 46 decibels - the level of softly falling rain'.

Professor Smith says this unique feature will help high-flying passengers get greater enjoyment from the yacht's on-board amenities - especially when it comes to food.

He explains: ‘Our research has shown that the brain’s processing of taste is affected by noise, which reduces the tongue’s ability to detect salt, sweet and sour.

'The beauty of Home is that it enables those on board to enjoy food and drink to the full with no diminution of taste.'

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And there is plenty of space on the outside decks to entertain or enjoy the sea air

Heesen designers said they found many of the activities at sea involve enjoying good food and wine, so they wanted to cut out any distractions.

Home's hybrid and mechanical power sources can be used simultaneously or independently.

In silent cruise mode, her fuel consumption reduces to a staggering 45 litres per hour - an astonishing feat for a yacht displacing 295 tons and a gross tonnage of 499.

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The yacht has an aerodynamic design, allowing it to cut through the water at speed

In this setting, the yacht can reach up to nine knots, while in normal mode it can hit a top speed of 16.3 knots.

On the design front, Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, was responsible for crafting Home's exteriors.

He opted for a vertical bow, with other striking features including a swimming platform and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. (...)

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Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy sweeping ocean views from the comfort of their room

The yacht can sleep up to 12 guests and the owner’s apartment includes a private study, large bathroom and spacious bedroom.

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There is a spacious sundeck on the yacht, so guests can sit back and soak up the sun

On the lower deck there are five luxurious staterooms, with two doubles, two twins and one VIP suite.

Other rooms around the watercraft include two lounges, a dining room, gym, spa area and lobby.

The main outdoor deck centres around the theme of 'relaxed living', with sun loungers dotted around and a sweeping open-air bar.

At night, the yacht takes on a different guise, with spotlights and coloured lighting transforming its appearance.

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At night time the yacht comes alive, thanks to dozens of spotlights on the outside decks

Home was sold to a passionate yacht enthusiast in July 2016 but there is no word on who the purchaser was and how much the vessel went for, though it is known that her sister ship, Project Electra, currently under construction, would cost approximately 33.8 million euros.

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Home was sold to a passionate yacht enthusiast in July 2016 but there is no word on who the purchaser was or how much the vessel went for

Home's finished design was unveiled in 2017 and this January it won Best Naval Architecture Displacement and Best Ecological Design & Operation Innovation at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards in Kitzbühel.

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This January the yacht won Best Naval Architecture Displacement and Best Ecological Design & Operation Innovation at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards in Kitzbühel

Judges praised Home's designers for addressing ways to reduce environmental impact.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5523657/The-164ft-superyacht-SILENT-mode.html#ixzz5AvpjWtVe

Drie finalisten voor de World Superyachts Awards 2018

We are thrilled to announce three (!) of our designs were chosen as finalist for the World Superyacht Award 2018: 50m Home, 55m Laurentia and 47m Book Ends.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday May 19th in Firenze, Italy.
We keep our fingers crossed!

In the category Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT - 40m and Above:


50m Home
Photo courtesy of Heesen Yachts

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47m Book Ends (photo by Jeff Brown)

In the category Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,999GT:


55m Laurentia
Photo courtesy of Heesen Yachts

Drie finalisten voor de World Superyachts Awards 2018

We are thrilled to announce three (!) of our designs were chosen as finalist for the World Superyacht Award 2018: 50m Home, 55m Laurentia and 47m Book Ends.
The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday May 19th in Firenze, Italy.

We keep our fingers crossed!

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Left on top:
47m Book Ends
(Photo by Jeff Brown)

Right:50m Home
(Photo by Jeff Brown)
Both in the category Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT - 40m and Above

Left below: 55m Laurentia
Photo courtesy of Heesen Yachts
In the category Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,999GT:

Inside Omega’s new NedXplor 38 superyacht design

Charl van Rooy wrote the following for SuperYachtTimes

Since the modern pocket explorer superyacht arrived on the scene in the mid 2000s, we have seen a dramatic change in the capabilities of these versatile vessels, making them more adaptable and appealing to new and experienced clients than ever before, many of which are able to safely and independently take their owners around the world in search of real adventure.

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Omega NedExplor 38 Design

Omega Architects is continuing the development of this popular market segment with the release of their new NedXplor 38 expedition yacht project. The vessel is designed by an all-Dutch colaboration to deliver the best of both the modern superyachting and off-road exploring worlds through a platform that is characterised by innovative storage and layout solutions that offer the same amount of guest spaces associated with a conventional 38-metre without sacrificing any exterior deck areas and tender-carrying capabilities.

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NedXplorer 38 Concept

The exterior profile suggests that the NedXplor 38 is ready for some serious action with a powerful and dynamic stance created by the reverse incline of the bridge windows as well as the high freeboard and near plumb bow. Ready to carry up to five tenders, the raised main deck aft area is also designed to receive a helicopter when not in use as an aft lounge terrace. The tender garage on the lower aft deck converts into a beach club.

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Inside there are five cabins that offer accommodation for up to 10 guests. The mood of the suggested interior décor is relaxing and simplistic in a very stylish fashion. Bright materials and surfaces along with life-size windows create a wonderfully airy environment and provide the perfect setting to enjoy the surrounding views from.

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In addition to developing the naval architecture of the vessel, Van Oossanen Naval Architects also put their spin on the project to create a more stable and fuel efficient experience on board through the installation of its Hull Vane foil below the stern of the yacht. The device reduces resistance underway and improves seakeeping.

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Keeping true to her explorer nature, NedXplor 38 will be able to cover 5,023 nm at 11 knots without having to refuel and if needed, get up to 15 knots at maximum power.

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Bernie Challis, the IYC Monaco listing agent for the project, adds that the NedXplorer 38 is perfect for those in search of a unique and versatile vessel. “It is an amazing yacht that will be a seriously interesting prospect to many owners looking for something a little different, perfectly suited to very extended cruising.”

Omega Architects, IYC and van Oossanen join forces for NedXplor 38

Chris Jefferies wrote the following for Boat International:

Omega Architects and Van Oossanen Naval Architects have released details of their latest collaboration, the NedXplor 38 concept.

Offered for sale with IYC Monaco, whose broker Bernie Challis helped to develop the project, this 38 metre full displacement explorer yacht would be built to MCA LY3 standards at an undisclosed Dutch shipyard. Designer Frank Laupman explained that she balances form and function with “a bold, masculine exterior, complemented by a warmer, feminine elegant interior”.


Vital statistics include an 8.4 metre beam and a 2.7 metre draught at half load

The explorer aesthetic is reinforced by a near-vertical bow, which maximizes interior volume, and reverse-angled wheelhouse windows — ideal for passagemaking in all conditions.

Naval architect Perry van Oossanen added: “Yachts in this size bracket can sometimes be overlooked, but this size means that it can be a true explorer yacht, anchoring close to the coast, entering small harbours and exploring, and easy to handle and manoeuvre — all the attributes an adventurous yacht needs.”

Accommodation is for up to ten guests split across five cabins, including a full-beam owner’s suite situated on the main deck, as well as two doubles and two twin cabins on the lower deck.

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The ten-person dining area stretches the length of the saloon on the port side

The crew quarters, suitable for a staff of up to seven people, are situated in the bow, leaving the aft free for storing tenders and toys. This versatile space can be easily transformed into a superyacht beach club and gymnasium, the designers add. The spacious main deck aft is another key feature — large enough to be set up as either a helipad or storage space for additional tenders.

Power would come from a pair of 1,000hp Caterpillar C32 engines for a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising range of 5,032 nautical miles at 11 knots. Van Oossanen explains that this globetrotting ability is made possible by the fitment of a hull vane, which also reduces pitching and rolling motion.

“The most important thing about this design is that it performs, beyond looking good,” he concludes. “We believe that the yacht’s size paired with the hull vane is a very interesting proposal for owners looking for a truly adventurous yacht without the size and investment that a much larger explorer yacht requires.”

Omega Architects, IYC Monaco and van Oossanen join forces for nedXplor 38

Chris Jefferies wrote the following for Boat International:

Omega Architects, IYC Monaco and Van Oossanen Naval Architects have released details of their latest collaboration, the NedXplor 38 concept.

Offered for sale with IYC Monaco, whose broker Bernie Challis helped to develop the project, this 38 metre full displacement explorer yacht would be built to MCA LY3 standards at an undisclosed Dutch shipyard. Designer Frank Laupman explained that she balances form and function with “a bold, masculine exterior, complemented by a warmer, feminine elegant interior”.


Vital statistics include an 8.4 metre beam and a 2.7 metre draught at half load

The explorer aesthetic is reinforced by a near-vertical bow, which maximizes interior volume, and reverse-angled wheelhouse windows — ideal for passagemaking in all conditions.

Naval architect Perry van Oossanen added: “Yachts in this size bracket can sometimes be overlooked, but this size means that it can be a true explorer yacht, anchoring close to the coast, entering small harbours and exploring, and easy to handle and manoeuvre — all the attributes an adventurous yacht needs.”

Accommodation is for up to ten guests split across five cabins, including a full-beam owner’s suite situated on the main deck, as well as two doubles and two twin cabins on the lower deck.

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The ten-person dining area stretches the length of the saloon on the port side

The crew quarters, suitable for a staff of up to seven people, are situated in the bow, leaving the aft free for storing tenders and toys. This versatile space can be easily transformed into a superyacht beach club and gymnasium, the designers add. The spacious main deck aft is another key feature — large enough to be set up as either a helipad or storage space for additional tenders.

Power would come from a pair of 1,000hp Caterpillar C32 engines for a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising range of 5,032 nautical miles at 11 knots. Van Oossanen explains that this globetrotting ability is made possible by the fitment of a hull vane, which also reduces pitching and rolling motion.

“The most important thing about this design is that it performs, beyond looking good,” he concludes. “We believe that the yacht’s size paired with the hull vane is a very interesting proposal for owners looking for a truly adventurous yacht without the size and investment that a much larger explorer yacht requires.”

The 37m Heesen superyacht Li-Lien sold!

Georgia Tindale wrote the following for SuperyachtTimes:

Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of the 36.8-metre Heesen superyacht Li-Lien, with Wes Sanford representing the seller during the sale.

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Launched by Heesen in the Netherlands in 2005, Li-Lien has exterior and interior design from the drawing boards of the Dutch studio Omega Architects. The 36.8-metre superyacht also underwent an extensive refit in 2012.

On board, she accommodates up to 10 guests across five ensuite staterooms, comprising one master stateroom, two queens and two twins. A crew of five is also accommodated for on board.

As for her stand-out features, Li-Lien boasts excellent deck space, ideal for alfresco dining on the aft deck or sunbathing on her sun pads. She also features a large tender garage where the tender and toys are stowed for a toy-free deck and easy access.

Powered by twin 3648 hp Diesel engines, Li-Lien has an impressive top speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots. In addition, the 36.8-metre superyacht also has an ABS classification as well as an MCA certification.

At the time of sale, Li-Lien was listed at an asking price of €4,950,000.

YN 18250 te water gelaten en gedoopt: 'White'

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Heesen Yachts deelde het nieuws dat "op 8 February 2018, YN 18250 – voorheen bekand als Project Ayla – te water is gelaten door de jachtwerf in Oss. Haar eigenaren doopten hun nieuwe jacht 'White'.

Met 50 meter, en een volume onder de 500GT drempel, is White een prachtige toevoeging aan de succesvolle 5000 Aluminium class waarvan de exterieur lijnen zijn ontworpen door Frank Laupman van Omega Architects. 18250 begon oorspronkelijk op speculatie, maar gekocht tijdens het eerste jaar in bouw. [...]

Het gevoel van ruimte en ontspanning is het kernthema voor het jacht, zowel binnen in privé en gedeelde ruimtes, als buiten [...].

'White' zal intensief getest worden op de Noordezee en wordt overgdragen aan haar eigenaren in April 2018.

Source: www.heesenyachts.com

Heesen announces delivery of 98th superyacht

Georgia Boscawen wrote the following for Superyachtnews.com

Heesen announces the delivery of 98th superyacht
We take a look at the yard's newest delivery 50m 'VanTom', and its five-year performance…

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Dutch superyacht builder Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery of 50m motoryacht VanTom, bringing the shipyard’s fleet ever closer to its 100th delivery. The new superyacht is the sixth yacht in Heesen’s popular 50m semi-displacement range designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Now, with 10 yachts under construction, what do the next few years have in store for Heesen?

According to The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2018: New Build, Heesen has delivered a total of 18 yachts in the last five years, with a cumulative LOA of 913.4m. As a result, based on the criteria specified in the report, Heesen is considered to be the eighth most active superyacht builder in the market. For at least the last five years, Heesen has demonstrated its strong position through its consistency of having delivered three or more superyachts per annum. This looks as if it is set to continue with deliveries scheduled up until 2020.

In 2018, Heesen will reach a very important milestone with the delivery of its 100th superyacht. Now with 98 vessels on the water, Heesen certainly has one of the larger order books in the market since it began building superyachts in 1883.

In issue 183 of The Superyacht Report, the activity of Omega Architects was analysed, showing the flourishing design relationship with Heesen Yachts since 2001. The Dutch design studio is now responsible for the design of more than 45 per cent of the delivered Heesen fleet. The analysis also shows that Omega tops the rankings in the 45-65m motoryacht sector (2012-2017 deliveries) with an 18.4 per cent share of all projects delivered.

The delivery of VanTom took place in international waters on February 14th, following an extensive period of sea trials. Captain David Burge comments, “During sea trials the yacht handled extremely well and gave a very smooth ride, even while proceeding at speeds of over 23 knots.” These trials took place in the North Sea in January of this year, with waves up to one metre.

“It was a real pleasure to work with Heesen throughout this new build for the past two years,” says Arne Ploch of Camper & Nicholsons, who represented the client’s commercial interests during construction. “It has been a smooth relationship based on mutual trust and respect, the way it should be when building a new yacht. It has been a great experience for the owner and his team.”

Heesen has clearly started the year off positively, having just announced the sale of 60m fully custom motoryacht Project Falcon, which is scheduled for delivery in 2021. The shipyard also has a further four superyachts scheduled for delivery in 2018, with a cumulative LOA of 206m.

VanTom met liefde aan eigenaar opgeleverd

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Superyacht VanTom was delivered with love to her owners on Valentines Day!
This 50m semi-displacement carries an exterior design from Omega Architects by Frank Laupman, with the signature look of sporty elegance, adding to the shipyard's heritage of speed and comfort.

VanTom is the latest member of a very successful series, built by Heesen Yachts.
We wish the owners and captain happy sailing all over the world.

Photo: courtesy of Heesen Yachts.

Heesen verkoopt 60m stalen jacht Project Falcon

Chris Jefferies schreef het volgende voor Boat International op 12 Februari:
Heesen verkoopt 60m stalen jacht Project Falcon

De Nederlandse jachtwerf Heesen heeft de eerste details bekend gemaakt over het recent verkochte 60 meter Project Falcon, dat voor de werf het langste stalen jacht is tot nu toe wanneer het wordt opgeleverd in 2021. Project Falcon draagt romp nummer YN19360 voor de in Oss gevestigde werf, gehuld in een exterieur ontwerp van Omega Architects, dat Heesen omschrijft “clean en chiselled”.

Dit 60 meter concept heeft een geschatte maximum snelheid van 17.5 knopen. Voor dit nieuwe ontwerp, vond Omega Architects de balans tussen eigentijdse exterieur vormgeving en een veelzijdig 1,060GT interieur met geweldig uitzicht naar zee, door ramen van vloer tot plafond en over de verlaagde verschansing. Heesen licht toe dat de midscheepse opbouw gestyleerd vanuit de gedachte aan de vleugel van een vogel, een vorm die de drie bovenste dekken visueel integreert.

Gastenverblijven voor 16 gasten zijn verdeeld over zeven hutten, inclusief de eigenaarssuite op het bovendek met privé achterdek, en midscheeps de VIP, plus een benedendeks e VIP met privé toegang naar de hoofddek twin. Vier overige hutten benedendek completeren de ruimten voor gasten, terwijl het verblijf voor de bemanning ruimte biedt aan 14 personen.

Het motorvermogen komt van twee MTU 12V4000 M65L motoren voor een maximum snelheid van 17.5 knopen en een transatlantisch bereik van 4,200 zeemlijlen als ze inhoudt tot 13 knopen, dankzij Project Falcon's ultra-efficiënte 'fast displacement hull form'.

44m interieur G3 photoshoot

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Het 44m superyacht G3 kreeg in 2017 een refit, waarvan het resultaat werd vastgelegd tijdens een uitgebreide photoshoot door Heesen Yachts.
Zowel het exterieur als het interieur waren oorspronkelijk ook al ontworpen door Omega Architects. Het refit interieur is fraai in beeld gebracht en we tonen graag een electie van de mooiste voorbeelden hier

Speciale aandacht in het ontwerp was er voor oogstrelende gewelfde vormen, die extra worden benadrukt door zachte materialen in het bijpassend kleurenschema van diverse tinten wit in textiel en marmer, tere grijzen en subtiele houttinten, en met hier en daar warme kleuraccenten in oranje en rood. Alles om een comfortabele warme sfeer te creeëren die uitnodigt om heerlijk te ontspannen en tot rust te komen.

Foto's met dank aan de eigenaar van G3.

50M 'Home' wins Neptune award as 'Best ecological design and operation innovation.'

We are trhilled to share the news 'Home' has been granted the Neptune trophy for 'Best Ecological Design and Operation Innovation.' This is one of the Boat international Design & Innovation Awards. The ceremony took place on Monday 28th of January in Kitzbühel.
The judges gave the following comments along with the award:

'Just three teams were brave enough to submit projects for scrutiny in this new category seeking significant investment in design, equipment and operational procedures to reduce environmental impact.
Diesel-electric hybrids are today’s most widespread environmentally friendly propulsion solution, but even this is evolving with differences in application from yacht to yacht.
For a project that began on speculation by the builder, the Heesen brief was for low- and mid-speed efficiency with top priority on quiet and comfort.
Sharing both its decision matrix and performance results, the yacht now known as Home combines aluminium construction and a Fast Displacement Hull Form with relatively small 840hp main engines.
Two-speed diesel generators powering electric shaft motors deliver low speed cruising at 9 knots, burning just 45 litres per hour in electric mode while producing only 46dB of noise in the owner’s stateroom.
The mains coupled to shaft generators can push her to 16.3 knots while still powering the house load without requiring a separate generator.
While this yacht does not offer “silent mode” operation on batteries, the power train is future-proofed for this quieter option.'

From Omega Architects, our design focused on the yacht's close relationship to the environment. With a vast 118 m2 of glass, full height offering possible for panorama views, guests can feel closely conneted to the maritime surroundings. Her near vertical bow, with elegant and functional double spray rails, points out her strong character. Besides beautiful, it’s also functional: increasing stability by reducing vertical movement for comfortable cruising, directional stability and a long waterline for optimal hull speed.

'Home' also won the award for Best Naval Architecture - Displacemenet Motoryachts. Naval Architecture was designed by Van Oossanen. this superyacht was built by Heesen Yachts.

Photo courtesy: Heesen Yachts

CRN kondigt verkoop aan van 62m design door Omega Architects

Rose-Hannah Lishman schreef het volgende voor Superyacht.com

Met een Italiaanse historie gedrenkt in succes, heeft de superjacht specialist van Ferretti Group, CRN, recent aangekondigd te beginnen met de bouw van een nieuw meesterwerk; een 62-meter ontwerp door Frank Laupman van Omega Architects. De nieuwste toevoeging aan CRN’s groeiende portfolio van triomfen, het nieuw te bouwen jacht draagt romp nummer 138 voor de jachtwerf (...).

Met de oorsprong op de werf in Ancona, is hull 138 voorbestemd als topcombinatie van creatieve geesten. Niet enkel staat CRN bekend als Feretti Group’s experts in grote jachten, maar de jachtwerf gaat terug tot 1963 aan 100% Italiaans erfgoed.

Het niewe project, ontwikkeld door CRN’s engineering afdeling, (...) bewijst dat de jachtwerf haar vloot snel uitbreidt.

Toch is de 62m niet helemaal Italiaans. Ontworpen in nauwe samenwerking met de ontwerpstudio Omega Architects (by Frank Laupman), toont het exterieur concept - gekenmerkt door sportieve en slanke exterieur lijnen - een Nederlandse stijl die onmiskenbaar van Omega afkomstig is.(...)

Nadat de verkoop eedrer deze week werd aangekondigd, verheugen we ons er op CRN superjachten op het water te verwelkomen en zullen we de reis van 62m volgen zodra ze tewater is gelaten. We wensen zowel de jachtwerf als de eigenaar een goede reis van loods naar zee!

Source: Superyachts.com

CRN teams up with Omega Architects for 62m Project 138

On January 24th, Chris Jefferies wrote the follwoing for Boat International:

CRN teams up with Omega Architects for 62m Project 138

Italian yard CRN has announced that it will collaborate with Dutch design studio Omega Architects once again on a forthcoming 62 metre custom superyacht, which was recently sold to an undisclosed client.

The pair last worked together on the 73 metre Yalla, which was launched in 2014 sporting a traditional bow shape. The first preview image below shows that CRN Hull 138, as the new project is currently known, will feature a vertical bow to maximise the interior space available for its length.

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CRN Hull 138 is exted to hit the water in 2019

Omega’s signature styling can be seen throughout the design, with sleek and sporty exterior lines. Meanwhile, Italian architecture and design firm Pulina DNA has been commissioned to create the interior décor, although no further images have been released at this stage.

In a statement, the Ancona-based yard added that this new custom yacht “skilfully combines the infinitely large — huge size and impressive perfomances — and the infinitely small, in the form of precious, functional details.”

The layout, engine installation and star features of CRN Hull 138 are all being kept under wraps for now, but more details are expected to be revealed in the build up to the estimated 2019 launch.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian yard include the 50 metre Project Superconero, which is due to launch next month, the 79 metre CRN Hull 135 and the 62 metre CRN Hull 137.

CRN verkoopt 62m Omega design

Op 19 januari schreef Georgia Tindale het volgende voor SuperYachtTimes:

CRN verkoopt 62m superjacht ontworpen door Omega

De Italiaanse jachtwerf CRN heeft de verkoop aangekondigd van een nieuw 62-meter project met maatwerk ontwerp door de Nederlandse studio Omega Architects.

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Stefano de Vivo and Alberto Galassi of CRN

[...] Omega Architects wordt verantwoordelijk voor het exterieur concept [...]. Gekenmerkt door sportieve, slanke exterieurlijnen, combineert CRN’s nieuwe geheel volgens klantwensen grote lengte met indrukwekkende prestaties en aandacht voor detail in haar ontwerp. CRN heeft reeds eerder samengewerkt met Omega Architects in 2014 tijdens de creatie van het 73-meter superjacht Yalla. [...]

Dutch to build fleet of eleven full electric canal barges

Joris van Roy wrote the following for Electrek:

Dutch to build fleet of eleven full electric canal barges

By August 2018 the first full electric commercial canal barge in the world is to be launched in the Netherlands to connect Budel with the Antwerp harbour. It will be the first of a fleet of five small (52 m long) and six large (110 m) barges that can sail from 15 to 35 hours on pure electricity from battery containers on deck.

Super-yacht designers
The canal barges are designed by Dutch naval architects Omega Architects (from Druten), known around the world for their super luxury yachts. The electric development is done by naval electric specialists from Werkina (from Werkendam). The small barges measure 52 by 6,7 metres and can load 24 twenty-foot containers and a bulk load of 425 ton.

Battery in 20-foot container
The huge lithium-ion battery is built into a 20-foot container giving the barge a range of 15 hours of sailing. This battery container can be switched by another one at the terminal or recharged. Fully loading the battery takes four hours.

35 hours of sailing
The six larger ships measure 110 by 11,4 metres and can take 240 containers, stacked up five high. They have four 20-foot battery containers on deck, which give them a range of 35 hours of sailing. They will be used merely between the ports of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Duisburg.

For the building of these ships Europe is subsidizing the project with 7 million euro. “By the end of the second quarter of 2019 all eleven ships will be put into service”, says Ton van Meegen, CEO of Port-Liner, the company that will rent the barges.

“All of them are already fully rented to shipping companies and large container companies. Otherwise we wouldn’t start to build them. We are not a charity organization”, Van Meegen says. Port-Liner’s intentions are to add four more large barges after 2019.

3,5 million per barge
The six large barges represent a total investment of 55 million, charging infrastructure and 48 battery containers included. The ship itself costs 3,5 million euro for the large ones, 1,5 million for the smaller ones.

According to Port-Liner sailing an electric barge is not more expensive than diesel ships. These electric barges are only ‘a drop into the diesel ocean’ for now. “Europe counts 7.300 inland navigation vessels”, the CEO says. “Of this number 5.200 are owned by Belgian and Dutch skippers.”

Retrofitting
To give inland navigation a boast, Port-Liner will offer retrofitting of electric propulsion to replace diesel engines. The e-power boxes in the containers can be leased by the skipper. “We offer complete packages to do this”, Van Meegen says.

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Hollands glorie: elektrisch binnenvaartschip gaat in de zomer het water op

Frederieke Hegger schreef het volgende artikel voor RTL-Z

Hollands glorie: elektrisch binnenvaartschip gaat in de zomer het water op

Een klein groen lichtpuntje in de anders zo vervuilende scheepvaartsector: in augustus gaat een elektrisch binnenvaartschip van Nederlandse makelij te water. Daarna volgen er nog tien.

"De markt verandert, we moeten de uitstoot verminderen", zegt initiator van de elektrische schepen Ton van Meegen. Zijn ouders hadden vroeger een binnenvaartschip, dus hij keek al als klein jongetje vol bewondering naar de scheepvaart.

Eenmaal volwassen ging van Meegen zelf schepen exploiteren en nieuwe bouwen. In 2014 besloot hij zich te gaan verdiepen in elektrische schepen. "Want dat is toch het belangrijkste voor de toekomst."

Industrie van de lange adem
De scheepvaart verduurzamen is een uitdaging, omdat schepen worden gekocht om er nog heel lang mee te varen. "Binnenvaartschepen gaan 50 tot 70 jaar mee. Dus als je in 2050 helemaal groen moet zijn, dan hebben veel scheepvaartbedrijven echt een probleem." De Nederlandse overheid werkt toe naar een CO2-arme maatschappij in 2050.

Van Meegen bouwt, met de onderneming Port-Liner, daarom niet alleen helemaal nieuwe elektrische binnenvaartschepen, hij kan ook bestaande schepen ombouwen tot elektrische.

Dat is overigens ook geen goedkope keuze, maar een potentieel minder grote afschrijving op de balans. Het bouwen van een dieselaangedreven binnenvaartschip kost 4 tot 4,5 miljoen euro; de prijs van een elektrische is vergelijkbaar, aldus van Meegen. De huurprijs van de schepen zelf is iets duurder dan een dieselaangedreven versie, maar dat zit hem in het extra volume; niet in de elektromotor, zegt de ondernemer.

Zonder bemanning
De elf elektrische schepen die de komende twee jaar op de markt komen, worden in Nederland gebouwd. Het gaat om vijf kleine elektrische binnenvaartschepen van 52 meter lang en zes grote van 110 meter lang. De eerste, een grote, gaat in augustus te water en zal varen tussen Tilburg en Rotterdam. Port-Liner gaat zowel de schepen als de batterijen verhuren. De huurder betaalt ook voor elektriciteitsverbruik, zoals ze ook voor fossiele brandstof betalen.

De kleine schepen kunnen 15 uur varen voordat de lithiumbatterij moet worden opgeladen of omgewisseld, de grote schepen 35 uur; die hebben 4 batterijen aan boord. En er zit nog een technisch hoogstandje in: de schepen kunnen ook zonder bemanning varen. Een toekomstscenario waar Rijkswaterstaat al op inzet.

Subsidie uit Brussel
Wat er in totaal is geïnvesteerd om deze schepen te bouwen wil van Meegen niet zeggen. Wel vertelt hij dat er een duurzaamheidsfonds achter de financiering zit, waar verschillende private partijen achter zitten. Daarnaast kreeg de ondernemer nog 7 miljoen euro subsidie uit Brussel voor de bouw van het batterijensysteem.

Port-Liner is niet het eerste bedrijf dat pioniert door een elektrisch schip op de markt te brengen. Ook in China is onlangs een elektrisch vrachtschip op de markt gebracht. De eerste lading? Kolen.

Vervuilende sector
Het zijn kleine stapjes in een sector die bekend staat om zijn vervuilende karakter. De scheepvaart in zijn geheel was in 2015 verantwoordelijk voor 2,6 procent van de wereldwijde CO2-uitstoot. Containerschepen, bulkschepen en olietankers stootten samen 55 procent daarvan uit. De binnenvaart is dus een wat 'schonere' tak binnen de scheepvaart, maar nog niet CO2-arm.

Het klinkt misschien als een klein deel: 2,6 procent. Maar Brusselse beleidsmakers waarschuwden in 2015 voor het risico dat, net als de luchtvaart, de scheepvaart langzamer gaat verduurzamen dan andere sectoren. Als dat gebeurt, zou het uitstootpercentage van de scheepvaart uit kunnen komen op 17 procent in 2050.

'Waterstof heeft de toekomst'
Werk aan de winkel dus, voor de sector. Van Meegen heeft door bureau Panteia uit laten rekenen dat zes elektrische schepen ongeveer 18.000 ton CO2 per jaar besparen in vergelijking met dieselaangedreven binnenschepen.

De ondernemer verwacht gek genoeg niet dat er straks alleen nog maar elektrische schepen rondvaren. "Volgens mij heeft waterstof de toekomst. De containers met batterijen kunnen daarom ook vervangen worden door waterstofcontainers."

Steuntje in de rug
Bestaande schepen ombouwen, naar een elektrisch óf waterstof schip, wordt hoe dan ook belangrijk, stelt Van Meegen. Een kostbare operatie die volgens de ondernemer niet zonder een steuntje in de rug kan. "De overheid en financiële instellingen zullen iets moeten creëren om de binnenvaart te stimuleren om om te gaan bouwen."

De ondernemer heeft wel een suggestie: "In de binnenvaart zouden ze accijnzen op brandstof moeten hebben. Dat is nu niet zo, de wetgeving is totaal verouderd. De opbrengsten uit de accijnzen kun je dan weer reserveren om te vergroenen."

Port-Liner is een van de vele Nederlandse bedrijven die investeert in elektrische voertuigen. De Brabantse hijskranenbouwer Spierings maakte de eerste elektrische hijskraan ter wereld.

Het volledige artikel staat hier

Omega Architects leading in exterior design 2012-2017

In 2012 up to and including 2017, Omega Architects delivered most built exterior designs in the 45-60m class, with 15 design which is 18,4 % Omega Architects has the number one position in the top seven for exterior. For interior Omega Architects is also top seven.
This we learned from several articles and intelligence in The Superyacht Report. Here we share some relevant information and citations from the magazine:

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Source: Georgia Boscawen, Case study The Superyacht Design Report issue 183, December 2017.

‘The Superyacht Design Report’, by Rachel Rowney, p. 36.:
‘Omega Architects are the outstanding studio in the 45-60m motoryacht category, […] appearing in the top seven for both exterior and interior design – an impressive statistic but one justified by the fact that the majority of projects in this size range appoint just one studio to deliver every element of the yacht’s design. Notable projects from Omega Architects include ‘Home’(2017) and ‘Sibelle’ (2015), both collaborating with Heesen Yachts.’
And on p. 39.: ‘For yachts delivered in the past five years in the 45-60m segment, the distribution of projects is slightly different, with Omega Architects having designed the most projects (15) […].

From the ‘Case Study’ by Georgia Boscawen (p. 45):
’ Since 2012, (…) Omega Architects (..) proved to be (..) the most prolific design studio in the world in the field. (...) Omega began a flourishing relationship with Heesen yachts in 2001, and the Dutch studio is now responsible for the design of more than 45 per cent of the delivered Heesen fleet, which, at the time of writing, stands at 97 super yachts. Whilst Omega pre-dominantly worked on exterior projects, more than 30 per cent of its projects are actually interiors, including Galactica, built in 2007, and 50m Sibelle, delivered in 2015.
Consistency is certainly difficult to achieve in the superyacht market and it comes through robust relationships, a well-known and trusted brand and a rich portfolio of fantastic design. Just from looking at the figures, where Omega tops the rankings of the number of exterior projects in the 45-60m motoryacht sector (2012-2017 deliveries), with an 18,4 per cent share of all projects, clearly the much-desired pursuit of consistency has been expertly maintained since the studio’s inception in 1995.’

[…]

‘On the contrary, Omega has remained relatively consistent in the size of yachts designed in the past five years, retaining its focus on the 45-60m category. […] working with a number of shipyards on an irregular basis, […] dedicated a large number of their projects to a small number of shipyards. A feature of their work that has defined their profile, performance. Nevertheless, […] continue to work with a number of other shipyards on a less frequent basis.’

Illustration: courtesy of The Superyacht Report

Synergie is the Key for Omega Architects

The Grid magazine wrote the following:

Creativity In Motion

Ever wondered why motoryachts by Heesen look so distinctive and consistent, let alone mesmerising to the eyes? That's because a particular firm has been at the helm of its design for some time now, a group of designers led by a certain gentleman who values synergy and innovation.

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The firm in question? Omega Architects, a household name among the yachting fraternity, famed for its design prowess and conceptualising skills for numerous clients, particularly with Heesen Yachts of the Netherlands. Like most strong brands, it all began with one man. In this case, it was founded by Frank Laupman back in 1995. Ever since then, he has worked on architecture, yachts and interiors. He was able to 'cross the borders' of his own background and finished designs in areas of different nature.

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Over the years, he worked relentlessly to establish good and solid contacts with various principals, project developers and shipyards. To be able to meet the requirements for bigger projects, he kept searching for designers with different backgrounds and education in order to finalise them. During these years, he formed a core of versatile designers who all shared the same philosophy as he does.

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Besides this core of designers, there are also specific professionals onboard Omega Architects now, who provide a technical skillset of expertise for the firm's design work. Through the years, the core has grown and its creative members have found a synergy through listening to each other, creating a very fluid work process akin to its very designs and this has done much in attracting principals and even individual yacht owners from across the world.

Omega Architects' appeal to its growing clientele is based on its core mission: an aim to add value in different areas of design. The Dutch firm has managed to develop similar processes for the different areas of yacht design, interior design and architectural design. Their work does not reveal a specific style, but it fine-tunes the style to the varying nature of their specific commissions. In all of its commissioned works, Omega Architects follows a similar design process focused on the client's needs and requirements too. For this reason, their architects and designers exchange thoughts and specific expertise, experiencing and creating synergy and 'building' their identity.

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This lively nature of Omega's team has brought a strong combination of concept design, modern visualisation techniques and thorough technical expertise. This ecosystem of designers and thinkers brings people together with different backgrounds and nationalities. The team operates in an international environment, where good communication and strong protocols has become the crucial backbone. The different angles which require different commissions, forces (in a good way) the team to be versatile and flexible. According to the yachting firm, it inspires strong principals for clients to engage further with Omega Architects.

Another crucial element to Omega Architects' growth and prominence has been in how the establishment combines creativity with working knowledge of trends in today's society, helping the brand understand further the wants and needs of clients. With this combination of ingredients, they then set out to design not only the exterior of buildings and yachts, but also their interiors. Omega Architects believe that a strong unity of exterior and interior creates the distinction between merely functional design and high quality design that is both functional and aesthetic.

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Some proof of the brand's capabilities can be seen in the successful deliveries of a string of iconic Heesens over the last few years: Amore Mio (45-metre), Lady L (44-metres), Aurelia (37-metre), Home (50-metre), Galactica Star (65-metre) and the recent Laurentia (55-metre). If anything, all these yachts mentioned share a focus on aesthetic designs, with equal measure of importance placed in its interior expression. This is down to how Omega Architects believes the simple yet fundamental rule: 'the beauty of lines and shapes'.

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You can look-up Omega Architects online to further peruse visually, how consistent their work has been since its inception. There is a deep and tasteful language of design behind their finished products, products that have many a client happy and fulfilled. Here's one quote from famous yacht owner, Hugo Verlinden, who puts it nicely on Laupman and his team: "We have worked together with Frank Laupman for over 10 years now. He is extremely creative in his designs and works exactly according to his clients wishes. Frank is able to create a perfect profile in just a short meeting. He is a source of lines and shapes. On top of that he's a very nice person." By all means, head to omega-architects.com to learn all you need to know about Omega Architects.

Source: The Grid Magazine

Nederland bouwt Tesla voor de binnenschipper

Marc de Roo schreef het volgende artikel voor dagblad De Tijd:

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Het Nederlandse Port-Liner gaat elektrische binnenvaartschepen inzetten tussen Nederland en België. Een wereldprimeur. Europa trekt voor het project 7 miljoen euro uit. Ook Antwerpen geeft steun.

Als alles zoals gepland verloopt, wordt in augustus het eerste volledig elektrisch aangedreven binnenschip ter wereld in de vaart genomen. Daarna staan er nog tien op de planning.

‘We bouwen vijf kleine en zes grote elektrische schepen’, zegt Ton van Meegen, de directeur van Port-Liner, het Nederlandse bedrijf dat de schepen in de vaart brengt. Voor de ontwikkeling en de bouw van de zes grote schepen trok Europa 7 miljoen euro subsidie uit.

Het eerste kleine schip wordt ingezet tussen Budel - aan de Belgisch-Nederlandse grens - en de Antwerpse haven. Het is 52 meter lang en 6,7 meter breed en kan 24 20 voetcontainers en 425 ton bulklading aan boord nemen.

‘De vijf kleine schepen kunnen op alle Kempense kanalen in België worden ingezet’, zegt van Meegen. Ze worden uitgerust met een grote lithiumbatterij, een accupakket ter grootte van een 20 voetcontainer, waarmee ze 15 uur kunnen varen.

Vier uur opladen
De zes grote emissieloze containerschepen - 110 meter lang en 11,4 meter breed - kunnen 270 containers aan boord nemen, vijf hoog. Zij hebben vier batterijen op het dek, goed voor 35 uur varen.

Bij aankomst op de containerterminal kunnen de ‘batterijcontainers’ omgewisseld worden of worden opgeladen. Dat laatste duurt vier uur.

De laadruimte van de schepen zou 8 procent groter zijn dan die van vergelijkbare schepen. De grote schepen zullen worden ingezet tussen de havens van Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Antwerpen en Duisburg.

Liefdadigheidsinstelling
De eerste vijf kleine en de eerste twee grote schepen worden eind 2018 in vaart gebracht. Van Meegen: ‘Tegen het tweede kwartaal van 2019 willen we alle elf schepen operationeel hebben. Port-Liner heeft plannen om nog vier grote schepen te bouwen.’

Alle schepen zijn al verhuurd aan grote verladers, logistieke groepen en grote containerrederijen. ‘Anders gaan we ze natuurlijk niet bouwen’, zegt van Meegen. ‘We zijn geen liefdadigheidsinstelling.’

Behalve die van het Tilburgse bedrijf GVT Logistics - dat de vijf kleine schepen voor lange termijn heeft gehuurd - wil van Meegen geen namen van huurders noemen. ‘Dat moeten die bedrijven zelf maar doen.’

‘De zes grote schepen vergen een totale investering van 55 miljoen euro, inclusief laadpalen, aansluitingspunten, logistiek, 48 batterijcontainers... Het schip alleen al kost 3,5 miljoen euro per stuk.’ Daarbovenop komt nog eens 7,5 miljoen euro aan investeringen in de vijf kleine schepen van 1,5 miljoen euro elk.

Nederlands initiatief
Port-Liner is een volledig Nederlands initiatief. De elektrische ontwikkeling gebeurt door het scheepselektrobedrijf Werkina uit Werkendam. De schepen worden gebouwd en afgewerkt op de scheepswerven Gelria in Nijmegen en Asto Shipyard in Raamsdonksveer. Het ontwerp is van het Nederlandse Omega Architects.

Wie achter Port-Liner schuilgaat, wil van Meegen liever niet kwijt. ‘Het is een Nederlands familiebedrijf’.

Bouwt het scheepvaartland Nederland de Tesla voor de binnenvaart? ‘Je kan het zo noemen’, glimlacht van Meegen. ‘Port-Liner heeft 2,5 jaar aan de ontwikkeling van het elektrische binnenschip gewerkt. Het unieke is dat de accu’s in containers zitten en dat we ze kunnen verwisselen en of via de stekker aan wal kunnen opladen. Als de waterstof eraan komt, kunnen we ook containers met waterstof aan boord zetten. Terwijl de basis van het schip identiek blijft. De energiebron is inwisselbaar.’

Zonder schipper
De schepen worden zo gebouwd - ‘het zou dom zijn om het niet te doen’ - dat ze autonoom kunnen varen. Zonder schipper. ‘Maar voorlopig is autonoom varen op de meeste waterwegen onmogelijk.’

Van Meegen - die met zijn eigen bedrijf al 40 jaar met vallen en opstaan in de binnenscheepvaart actief is - noemt de nieuwe 100 procent elektrische vaartuigen slechts een druppel op een gloeiende plaat. ‘Europa telt 7.300 binnenschepen. Daarvan zijn er 5.200 eigendom van Belgische en Nederlandse schippers. Wij bouwen elf elektrische schepen.’

Om de elektrificatie van de binnenvaart een boost te geven, gaat Port-Liner aan ‘retrofitting’ doen. Daarbij kunnen schepen met dieselmotoren worden omgebouwd tot elektrische vaartuigen.

De e-powerboxen van Port-Liner kunnen dan door schippers geleasd worden. Van Meegen: ‘Wij leveren volledige pakketten om dat te doen.’

Fors minder CO2
Port-Liner becijferde dat de zes schepen 18.000 ton CO2 per jaar minder uitstoten dan vergelijkbare dieselaangedreven binnenschepen.

Is elektrisch varen niet veel duurder dan op diesel? Van Meegen: ‘Nee hoor. Het Nederlandse studiebureau Panteia rekende uit dat de kostprijs van elektrisch varen ongeveer identiek is aan varen op diesel.’

Naast de 7 miljoen euro subsidies van Europa, stopt ook de Antwerpse haven geld toe. ‘Port-Liner is een van de zeven projecten die we de komende drie jaar steunen, omdat het om duurzame mobiliteit gaat’, zegt woordvoerster Annik Dirkx. ‘Elk project krijgt 200.000 euro. We steunen de ontwikkeling van de vijf kleine schepen die ingezet worden tussen de terminal De Kempen in Zuid-Nederland en Antwerpen. Dankzij de e-binnenschepen sparen we 23.000 vrachtwagenritten uit.’

Spoor
De Antwerpse haven verwerkt jaarlijks bijna 100 miljoen ton goederen die via binnenschepen aan- en afgevoerd worden. Van de 214 miljoen ton maritieme overslag wordt 37 procent af- en aangevoerd via de binnenscheepvaart. Iets meer dan de helft gaat via trucks en slechts 8 procent via het spoor.

Vorig jaar werd op de Belgische binnenwateren 70 miljoen ton aan goederen vervoerd. Daarmee werden 10.000 vrachtwagenritten per dag vermeden. De CO2-uitstoot van de binnenvaart wordt drie tot zes keer lager geschat dan die van het wegvervoer.

55 miljoen
De investering in zes grote elektrische schepen, inclusief laadpalen en batterijen, bedraagt 55 miljoen euro.

We bouwen elf elektrische schepen en plannen er nog vier.
Ton van Meegen directeur Port-Liner

23.000
De vijf kleine e-boten maken 23.000 vrachtwagenritten overbodig.

Dagblad De Tijd

'Home' verkozen tot 'Best Hybrid' door Yachts International

Jachttechnologie heeft flinke sprongen voorwaarts gemaakt in 2017, in alles van eco-friendly aandrijving tot satelliet communicatie en het gebruik van glas als onderdeel van de constructie in ontwerpen. En in een handvol indrukwekkende voorbeelden, leidde ontwikkeling van vorm tot nieuwe functies, waardoor jachtliefhebbers kunnen genieten van opwindendede kenmerken, styling en ervaringen aan boord.
Ieder van ons bij Yachts International heeft individuele smaak en voorkeuren, maar we zijn het allemaal over eens dat de volgende keuze staat voor het beste dat de industrie hte bieden had in het afgelopen jaar.

Beste Hybride
Heesen M/Y Home

WINNAAR | Heesen 'Home'
De 163-voet (50-meter) 'Home' is Heesen’s eerste intrede in hybride aandrijving. Met exterieuronwterp door Omega Architects, heeft het jacht een lichtgewicht aluminium romp voor prestaties en efficiëntie. Ze kan worden bediend in vier modi: hybride, cruising, economical en 'boost'. 'Home' beschikt over twee krachtbronnen voor aandrijving: diesel mechanisch en diesel elektrisch, aldus creërend wat Heesen omschrijft als flexibel, stil en trillingsvrij systeem. Zodra we werden begroet aan boord, hooredn we als eerste woorden, “Welcome home.” Vanzelfsprekend.

Het gehele artikel is hier te lezen.