ISA’s New Yacht, Silver Wind, Is the First to be Propelled by a Hybrid Water-Jet System

  • Photo by Jeff Brown
    Silver Wind Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Jeff Brown
    Silver Wind Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Jeff Brown
    Silver Wind Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Jeff Brown
    Silver Wind Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
    Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Jeff Brown
  • Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims
  • Photo by Mark Sims

Silver Wind, the latest boat from Italy’s ISA Yachts, is the first in the world to use water-jet propulsion driven by a hybrid diesel-electric system. When powered by its two marine diesel engines, the yacht can reach a top speed of 32 knots and cruise at 26 knots; when its water jets are driven exclusively by the two electric motors, it is able to cruise at 8. Not only does this system reduce fuel consumption, it also helps reduce maintenance costs by allowing the engines and generators to operate for fewer total hours, thus minimizing wear and tear.

The 141-foot yacht’s main deck houses the saloon, furnished in a wide variety of precious materials, including various woods, onyx, and marble, as well as Armani Casa and Hermès upholstery. The owner’s cabin is located forward on the main deck, while a custom-designed circular dining table set upon a stunning wood marquetry floor is situated aft. The lower deck is equipped with a VIP stateroom and three additional cabins, allowing the yacht to sleep 10 guests in total. The sundeck provides plenty of outdoor space, with numerous seating areas and a large sun pad forward. (isayachts.com)

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