First hybrid ISA Yachts 140 superyacht Silver Wind is launched
by Risa Merl
ISA's 43.63 tri-deck, planing-hull, composite-built motor yacht was ordered in June 2013. Her bold and sporty exterior styling come from Andrea Vallicelli while interior design is by design team Nuvolari Leonard. Silver Wind accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms. Notable outdoor living spaces include her spacious sun deck and spacious beach area and swim platform.
The new ISA 140 features a hybrid propulsion developed by Siemens and ISA. This allows her to top out at 32 knots and cruise 26 under traditional propulsion, powered by twin diesel engines driving Rolls-Royce Kamewa waterjets through reduction gearboxes, while also being able to run at low speeds of eight knots with the main engines switched off. In addition to reducing engine and generator hours, thus postponing maintenance needs, this hybrid setup also reduces fuel consumption, gas emissions and noise levels.