Adler Yacht’s debut offers Supreme style and performance
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:20 PM
The newly launched full-carbon, hybrid propulsion yacht Suprema flybridge is breaking barriers.
The newly debuted 76 feet Suprema from Adler Yacht has been received with widespread praise for its innovative design, hybrid propulsion system and advanced technology, created by leaders in the marine, aviation and automotive industries across Europe. This has ensured the resulting vessel forges a new path for flybridge yachts within this size range.
Swiss brand Adler Yacht, which has close ties to the aviation business, chose to build its yachts in Monfalcone, near Trieste, on the Adriatic Coast of northern Italy. This allows the company’s yachts to benefit from the renowned Italian craftsmanship and yacht building expertise. When it came to selecting design and engineering teams, Adler Yacht wanted nothing but the best from Italy, Germany and Austria.
Nuvolari-Lenard, the highly awarded and renowned Venice-based superyacht design studio, provided both interior and exterior design for the Adler Suprema, which is constructed from carbon fibre, Kevlar® and fibreglass to provide a tough and rigid hull that is also sporty and efficient. It is the first carbon fibre yacht in its category.
The Suprema’s Hybrid Marine Solutions (HMS) propulsion system was developed by Germany and Austria-based TTControl GmbH, Aradex GmbH and Akasol GmbH, which are experienced in the marine and automotive industries. Two years of testing and four years of development on the hybrid system have resulted in what is probably the most efficient yacht in its class, with up to 50% more efficiency than a conventional system. At a rate of 8 knots, with a fuel capacity of 5,200 litres, the yacht can provide a range of over 3,500nm.
The result is a trailblazing 23.11m flybridge yacht that offers many of the comforts and technology one rarely sees on a superyacht, let alone a vessel in this size category.
Alessandro Barizzi, CEO of Adler Yacht, commented: “We set the bar very high for ourselves with the Suprema, and we feel we have produced many technical aspects of a larger yacht, integrated into a smaller, ‘entry level’ yacht in terms of size. Adler Yacht will continue to evolve the design and review everything that we have done, particularly from a technical standpoint, to push ourselves further. In terms of the yacht’s interior, we really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the layout, design and materials used.”
OUTSTANDING DESIGN MEETS PERFORMANCE
Nuvolari Lenard’s eye-catching exterior lines are featured on some of the world’s most legendary superyachts. They have lent this vision and talent to the Suprema with characteristic flair. Its strong lines and sporty profile also offer a large amount of exterior space for a yacht of this length. Adler Suprema has one of thelargest flybridges in its class, emphasising the enjoyment of the outdoor space to those on board. The naval architecture of the Adler Suprema’s hull complements its advanced propulsion system, providing excellent performance and efficiency, with an ultra-long range and high-speed power that can outpace most other yachts. The diesel-electric HMS system offers guests a vibration- and noise-free experience when cruising at slower speeds.
A WORLD-CLASS INTERIOR
The level of detail to which Nuvolari Lenard has considered for the interior design is on a par with that usually seen on a much larger vessel. There is accommodation for between six and ten guests in three or five hi density cabin arrangements, as well as two live-aboard crew. In the former arrangement, the full-beam master cabin amidships on the lower deck includes a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, while double ensuite guest cabins are located to the bow and the stern.
On the main deck, a partitioned wheelhouse provides guests in the galley and adjoining saloon with total privacy. Opening up the side panels in the main deck’s saloon gives a feeling of space and connection to the outside, whether you are lounging on the sofas or seated at the dining table overlooking the aft deck.
Small details will make a large impact for those on board, including under-floor heating on the main deck and lower deck bathrooms. There is an infrared heating strip on the stern cockpit to protect against chilly conditions.Showers on the fly deck and swim platform mean guests can cool or rinse off whenever needed, while chilled cup holders keep drinks refreshing in the summer’s heat.
Technology is a key part of the Adler Suprema’s appeal. iPad controls allow an owner to monitor and change the settings of the yacht’s various systems, even when not on board. For ultimate discretion, privacy glass provides one-touch transformation of windows into opaque glass panels.
Thehigh-capacity batteries will last all day, meaning guests can enjoy the full suite of facilities without needing to touch the generator or engines. Drawing on aviation, automotive and marine backgrounds, the team behind the Suprema have placed paramount focus on safety and security. A sophisticated fire alarm and suppression system, CCTV, and infrared and underwater cameras offer peace of mind, while Adler provides 24-hour phone support to clients.
The Adler Suprema is described as a semi-custom yacht because of its fixed technical platform. However, a great number of interior layout and decoration choices remain available to owners for future new builds, to make a yacht truly their own.
AN ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEM
The Suprema’s HMS diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system includes carbon propellers with twin diesel Caterpillar engines and twin ATE high-efficiency 100kW e-units , which alone can provide up to 60min of silent electric propulsion at 8 knots (with a full recharge taking an hour). Emission- and vibration-free propulsion can be achieved up to 10 knots, but when the situation calls for speed, the Suprema can provide a maximum output of up to 28 knots and a high-speed cruising of 22 knots.
The variable-speed electric propulsion system can delivery gentle docking manoeuvres that are silent and easy to handle. “At Adler Yacht, we are working on a number of other projects to grow our product line, including an evolution of the Suprema with more outdoor space and interior adaptations,” said Barizzi. “It is our ethos to bring a yacht owner fully into the build process of everything beyond the technical platform and the hull, so they are not just buying a yacht but feel they are participating in creating it.”