MTU Brings Latest Propulsion Systems to Cannes and Monaco
- At the Monaco Yacht Show Heesen will present its new yacht “Home” (2 x MTU 12V 2000) with hybrid propulsin system. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)
- The high-performance Series 4000 engines for yachts are modified slightly to meet IMO Tier III and launched on the market with MTU’s SCR system. The engines will be available as 12, 16 and 20-cylinder versions for a power range extending from 1,920 to 3,900 kW. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)
A model of the new close-to-production prototype MTU hybrid system based on the 16V 2000 M96 engine will be on display. Yacht owners will benefit from the combination of high performance and efficiency in addition to the sheer comfort and luxury of silent, low-vibration cruising. The MTU hybrid propulsion systems are designed on a modular basis and, depending on the diesel-engine series, will cover various electrical outputs within series solutions.
MTU has delivered an innovative hybrid propulsion system designed to meet the client’s specific requirements for “Sailing Yacht A”, the world’s largest sailing yacht, which was commissioned in spring 2017. This is a combined diesel-electric propulsion system, which offers seven different propulsion modes. When needed, a high speed can be reached using the combination of both diesel and electric propulsion, but can also provide slow, extremely efficient cruising with very low vibration levels and reduced fuel consumption.
MTU will be showcasing its latest generation of Series 4000 engines at the Monaco Yacht Show, which comply with IMO III emission regulations when combined with MTU’s SCR system. The high performance engines for yachts will be available as 12, 16 and 20-cylinder versions covering the power range from 1,920 to 3,900 kW. MTU will still include IMO II engines in its range.
With the new integrated solution for IMO III, consisting of MTU’s propulsion system and SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment system, the customer benefits from an optimally matched system. Taking up little space and offering flexible installation, it features an excellent power to weight ratio. The SCR system from MTU is also flexible in operation: depending on the area (IMO II or IMO III) in which the yacht is sailing, the SCR system can be switched on or off as required.
MTU on board new yachts at the tradeshows
There will be a number of yachts on display at the shows in Cannes and Monaco fitted with MTU engines. In Cannes, they will include the 38-meter long “Skyler” from Benetti (2 x MTU 12V 2000), the “Sunseeker 131” from Sunseeker (2 x MTU 12V 4000). In Monaco, visitors will also have the opportunity to look around Heesen’s “Home” (2 x MTU 12V 2000), for example, and Mangusta’s “165 E series” (4 x MTU 16V 2000).