Canados to build new range of Oceanic fast explorer motor yachts
by Malcolm MacLean
The Italian builder Canados is building a new range of Oceanic fast explorer luxury yachts from 27 to 42 metres aimed at meeting the dual requirements of high performance and low fuel consumption at more economical speeds.
The yachts will have a transoceanic range and will offer extensive outdoor and indoor volumes along with the ability to carry large toys and tenders. The Canados engineers have even invented a new concept - the 'displaning' hull, meaning that the yachts offer low running costs at speeds under 14 knots in displacement mode while performance improves dramatically at semi-planing speeds.
Both versions will be available with diesel or diesel-electric propulsion systems. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert 1,925hp engines linked to Fortjes pods and two Auxilia 80kW electric systems, the 27m example will have a top speed of 27.5 knots under diesel power or nine knots with diesel-electric power. The 42m version will have triple 2,600hp MTU engines coupled to Fortjes pods and twin Auxilia 120kW engines should be capable of 27 knots powered by diesel and 8.5 knots under diesel-electric propulsion.