The main feature of these vessels will be the introduction of the all new 'Displanning" hull concept conceived by Arrabito Naval Design. It is a combination of the words ‘displacement’ and ‘planning’.
The “Displanning” hull concept offers the best of both displacement and semi-planning configurations, more specifically displacement at speeds under 14-knots and semi-planning above that speed. In general, displacement speeds offer low consumption and longer range, while semi-planning offers higher performance.
For propulsion the entry-level Oceanic Yachts 90’ is available in a diesel version with two Caterpillar C32 Acert engines coupled to conventional straight shafts (STS model). The hull design incorporates twin steps that significantly reduce the hydrodynamic resistance at cruising speed (24 knots) and produces a top speed of 27/28 knots.
The "DiElec" model – which stands for Diesel-Electric propulsion – is a true innovation of the Oceanic range. In this version, the 90' can run either on its two Caterpillar engines coupled to Fortjes pods with counter rotating propellers for speeds up to 28 knots or, alternately, on its two electric motors powered by generators.
The second Oceanic Yachts model that will be launched, the 140’, features a superstructure made of Aramat, a state-of-the-art material employed in aeronautics, an exceptionally light and strong combination. The 140’s power is provided by three MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, each producing 2,600hp. Two additional 120 kW Auxilia electric motors allow her to navigate in dieselelectric configuration at 8.5-knots with less than 50 litres per hour of fuel consumption. This yacht can be also run on conventional diesel power up to 28 knots.
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