Rode: giant trimaran White Rabbit on sea trials

Record-size yacht-trimaran White Rabbit (ex. White Rabbit Golf), length 84 meters, is on the final stage of running tests.

Currently in Henderson (Western Australia) conducted the final sea trials of the largest trimaran of the existing. Manufacturer of mnogoyarusnyi — Builder Echo Yachts said that the ship fully justifies the previously issued advances as the level of comfort and performance.

The world’s largest aluminum yacht with a displacement of 1240 tons propelled by a diesel-electric installation. Four Caterpillar C32 and two Caterpillar C18 is supplemented by two electric motors Kongsberg/Stadt that nourish the controllable pitch propellers.

When all the components of a hybrid power-plant total capacity of 5000 kW White Rabbit managed to reach a top speed of 18.7 knots.

The more economical mode involving only two generators, boat cruising gains of 13.7 and 12.8 knots at full power and 75% power, respectively.

“Fuel consumption at a speed of 12.8 knots – impressive 440 litres per hour! Today, when spending on fuel is constantly rising, low consumption, I think, will be an attractive thing for any buyer of the yacht,” said the Echo Yachts Director mark Stopard (Mark Stothard).

Stability on the water – here is another important point that was required to hone in the final test sessions. Even in the limit of 18.7 knots you’ll hardly notice that White Rabbit is moving on the water surface, promises mark Stopard, as proof leading little pronounced a Wake, which can be seen in the photos from sea trials. The comfort on Board while driving “White rabbit” must Bureau One2Three – that it was responsible for the naval architecture and gave the hull to a trimaran streamlined shape. In addition, the superyacht include stabilizers pitching from Najad.

 

White Rabbit, the useful internal volume of which reaches nearly three thousand gross registered tons, officially recognized as the largest boat of the Australian production. Before this title was owned by a 77 metre Silver Fast (2015), and before Smeralda from the same SilverYachts (2012).

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