Italian builder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) has launch its latest superyacht, the 31.2-metre Vanadis at their facility in Avanza, Carrara. The fourth unit in the shipyard’s ‘Fuoriserie’ fully-custom line will go to a European owner.



Vanadis is named after a goddess from the Norse mythology, standing for war, death, love, beauty, fertility and gold. Described as  'truly European project’, the yacht features fully-aluminium construction, with both exteriors and interiors developed by Dutch studio Guido de Groot, along with naval architecture by the Dutch studio Ginton Naval Architects. Furthermore, the technical on-board solutions employ work by Siemens and Schottel. 

The yacht offers accommodation to up to six guests within a master suite and two guest doubles on the lower deck. The crew capacity on-board makes 4 people.



The indoor areas of the main deck include a spacious salon furnished with a large L-shaped sofa, a dining area and an open galley behind the wheelhouse. Two comfortable lounge areas both forward and aft lay on the main deck, as well. On the flybridge, there is the second pilot station with sun loungers, a bar area and a dining area, designed for outdoor relaxation.

Equipped with two Schottel STP 150 FP azimuth thrusters, the yacht is driven by a hybrid system. The system deploys traditional diesel engines along with an electric engine supplied by generators or batteries. That ensures low diesel consumption and limits environmental impact, as well as increases comfort on-board through reduced noise and vibrations both at anchor and while cruising. Furthermore, the yacht also comes equipped with both gyroscope- and fin- anti-rolling stabilising systems.



The launch of Vanadis demonstrates the Italian boatbuilder's move towards building more environmentally efficient, lower consumption superyachts as the motor yacht is the first vessel in CCN's new 'E-Prop' line of hybrid propulsion crafts.

CCN’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati explains:

The Vanadis opens up a new era for CCN. We want to be pioneers in promoting a cultural revolution that we deem essential to truly respecting our planet.

He highlights:

Green technology' is the way ahead our shipyard has chosen for the future. The new “E-Prop” range has been born with a view to widening and deepening current research on innovative technological devices and solutions, with the final goal of safeguarding the Earth, which has now become an imperative.



Thanks to her double CAT C9.3 B engines, Vanadis reaches the top speed at 12.5 knots and cruises at 8 knots under electric mode. She is also fitted with a set of AKASOL lithium-ion batteries (175 kWh), allowing her to remain at anchor at zero emissions for up to 17 hours in a row and to cruise at limited speed for up to 120 minutes, depending on the power load. 

The launch of Vanadis demonstrates the Italian builder's course towards more environmentally efficient, lower consumption superyachts, as Vanadis is the first vessel in CCN's new 'E-Prop' line of hybrid propulsion crafts.



The general move towards eco-efficient yacht production has been recently on trend, for instance, with Dutch builder Feadship, opening new eco-friendly facility in Amsterdam or introducing new 65m concept Silence with plastic removal system on-board.

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