Admiral’s new 180-foot Quinta Essentia is the largest motor yacht ever launched by the Italian shipyard. The yacht’s naval architecture was by Dutch firm Vripack, which worked with Dobroserdov Design to create a very progressive-looking profile over the full-displacement hull. The owner, an experienced yachtsman, mandated a greener machine than his previous superyachts, so the shipyard went to all-aluminum construction to save on weight and added an advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. The system integrates two traditional diesels with electric motors connected to variable-speed generators. The powerplants, one of the most quiet and fuel-efficient propulsion systems in yachting, delivers a top speed of 16 knots but will cruise at 15 knots in comfort, with a range of 3,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. In battery/electric mode, the onboard noise and vibration levels are minimal.
Michela Reverberi’s interior is warm and rich, using muted earth colors and other natural textures, along with custom decor, to create an unusually tranquil atmosphere. The yacht accommodates 12 guests in six suites that employ the element design themes of air, fire, earth, and water. The yacht also features both open and covered deck areas, all quite large, that work with the interior to give an informal, relaxed sensibility to the exterior. Other noteworthy amenities include a gym, spa, sauna, swimming pool, and touch-and-go helipad. The yacht also has sizable beach club for water sports as well as at-anchor stabilizers. Quinta Essentia has accommodations for a crew of 13. (admiralyachts.it)