The new vessel will feature a fully integrated combination of hybrid propulsion and solar panels for high energy efficiency, resulting in minimal impact on the environment.
The agreement to develop the hybrid boutique cruise vessel follows the recent news that the two companies have paired to design the 101mtr long X-Expedition cruise ship, which also integrates the energy-saving Wärtsilä Hybrid system.
‘Efficiency and environmental performance are key pillars of Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine approach, which emphasises the need to collaborate with world-class partners’, says Giammario Meloni, senior sales manager, Wärtsilä Italia. ‘We look forward to co-developing with Stefano Pastrovich a totally integrated solution that combines energy efficiency, sustainability and onboard comfort’.
Italian naval architect, Stefano Pastrovich, adds, ‘Bringing together our architectural and marine technology know-how will create a mega-yacht design on the leading edge of innovation.
‘I’m convinced boutique cruise ships of this calibre could spark a turning point in the charter market, attracting a new customer base of millennials and cruise veterans’.
History of collaboration
Wärtsilä has worked with Pastrovich in projects that include the 99m X-Vintage in 2011.