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King Shark to be fitted with Rolls-Royce propulsion system


Rossinavi 70m King SharkRossinavi latest 70m ice-class superyacht project King Shark, which is being built at the yard’s facilities in Viareggio, will be provided with the propulsion and power electric systems by Rolls-Royce.

The King Shark allows the owner the freedom to cruise the warm waters of the Caribbean and the freezing conditions of Antarctica in luxury. The vessel is equipped with amenities such as a soundproof cinema room, fully equipped gym, spa and massage room and owner cabin with large private terrace and round pool. Designed inside and out by Team for Design, a yacht design and architecture firm based in Venice, Italy, the style is more elegant than the typical rugged profile of an Explorer Yacht. Naval architecture is by Arrabito Naval Architects and the yacht will be certified under Rina and Lloyd’s.

Federico Rossi, Chief Operating Office, Rossinavi said: “We are thrilled to be constructing this superyacht, at 70 metres – ambitious for its scale and finish, but special for its ice classification.”

Rolls-Royce is providing advanced propulsion and power electric system technology. Electric propulsion allows the vessel to travel extensive distances, a range of 6000 nautical miles at 12 knots and to reach a top speed of 17 knots. The Rolls-Royce SAVE Cube system allows the engines to be operated at variable speeds increasing efficiency and reducing fuel consumption at the different operating conditions. Installing drives, frequency converter and switchboard in a single cabinet also allows easier installation and saves space.

The company is also supplying two Azipull AZP085 azimuthing thrusters. This combination of low drag body and pulling propeller gives a high propulsive efficiency and enhanced manoeuvrability, together with good course keeping ability. Rolls-Royce is also supplying a dynamic positioning system for the vessel. This will help keep the vessel safe in the most extreme conditions by providing a “dynamic anchoring” capability which will hold the vessel in position counteracting the effects of both wind and wave.

Gary Nutter, Rolls-Royce, Director, Products – Marine said: “Our experience of designing and building high technology equipment for the most advanced vessels has allowed us to help Rossinavi identify the optimum combination of systems the King Shark needs to operate in Arctic conditions efficiently, safely and comfortably.”

King Shark project is scheduled for completion in 2021.


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