Italian shipyard Rossinavi has unveiled its latest concept, a 42.2-metre hybrid-electric yacht known as Project Infinity 42 BluE.
Following the success of its Sea Cat hybrid catamaran (currently under construction with a 2024 delivery), Rossinavi has once again partnered with Fulvio de Simoni to bring its new eco-friendly navigation technology, BluE, to a monohull design.
Supplemental power supplied by solar panels and a generous battery pack will enable the yacht to navigate in full-electric mode 90 per cent of the time while in a daily navigation scenario, and 70 per cent in an Atlantic crossing scenario. The remainder of the duration will see the yacht operate with the support of diesel generators.
In a further effort to improve efficiencies, Project Infinity 42 BluE features an innovative eco-displacement hull that reduces energy consumption below a traditional full-displacement hull at cruising speeds of 10-11 knots.
“Pursuing the goal of innovating technologies and onboard structures to progress towards more sustainable, comfortable and experiential navigation is what has guided us in this project. The result is a completely immersive navigation experience, which takes the quality of the stay on board to a higher level,” said Rossinavi COO Federico Rossi.
The Infinity 42 BluE will house the Rossinavi Artificial Intelligence and Zero Noise Technology systems, which work congruently to optimise the boat's overall performance while elevating guest comfort.
Meanwhile, the interior of the vessel features five spacious guest cabins on the lower deck and a master cabin spanning the full width of the 8.2-metre beam. Large windows on either side offer ample connection with the outdoors, while remaining seamlessly integrated within the yacht's subtle curvilinear design.
Onboard features include a full-service sundeck that hosts outdoor dining, a bar, multiple sunbathing areas and a Jacuzzi. In addition, a panoramic viewing area forward on the main deck guarantees shelter from the elements while simultaneously converting solar energy owing to panels installed on the surface.