It’s not always holiday season in life, and every now and again it’s time to balance the budget ready for the next investment opportunities. If bricks and mortar are of no real interest to you because they yield precious little profit; if your shares are stored away in weighty files that are in danger of collapsing off the shelf as they do on the Stock Exchange; if there are no longer enough safety deposit boxes for all the gold and silver ingots you have accumulated, and you have started to toy with the idea of a shiny new floor in the second bathroom; if, in all honesty, you have even had enough of watches with a platinum case to protect the latest dizzying new version of the wayward tourbillon mechanism, and with it your long-term investment… Well then, perhaps the solution exists and it might even be right before your eyes, with a new opportunity to exercise your infallible nose for business. We’re being a little facetious, of course, but the Admiral shipyard has an extremely advantageous proposal to put to you in the most serious, tangible terms. We will set it out here with the utmost discretion, for your practical use and convenience. As you will undoubtedly have guessed, we’re talking about a new superyacht, in fact a superyacht that is currently in the advanced phases of construction, and one that could be exclusively yours next year if rapid decision-making is your forte, just in time to enjoy the cruising season with your brand new supertoy. However, if someone else read the news just a second before you or if you would simply rather start from scratch and commission the production of a completely different hull, then you will undoubtedly make it through somehow with just 18 months of calm waiting. That’s how long it takes to cut the metal plates, weld and bolt them together, produce the technical systems, paint the exterior, assemble the interior fittings and arrange the furniture. At this point, your new Admiral E Motion 53 Hybrid will be delivered and you can give it your name of choice.
It will however be impossible to miss the fact that before the construction process itself even begins, the Italian shipyard will have prepared everything to the highest standards and specifications. To achieve the best possible result – indeed perfection – Admiral works with some of the leading professionals in the high-end sector of luxury yachting. The Admiral E Motion 53 Hybrid is based on naval architecture and marine engineering entirely developed by famed Dutch firm Vripack, while the renowned Monaco-based Dobroserdov Design studio devised the concept design, exterior design and deck layouts. In the case of the hull now in the advanced phases of construction, the interior design and interior decoration were created by the well-known, established Italian designer Gian Marco Campanino. After Quinta Essentia, the first hull of the Admiral E Motion 55 Hybrid model with its length of 55 metres / 180 feet, which was launched and delivered to great acclaim from the general public at the beginning of this year, this first hull of the Admiral E Motion 53 Hybrid model, 51.50 metres / 169 feet in length, is the second vessel to be built by the historic Italian shipyard in the successful, pitch-perfect E Motion Hybrid Series by Admiral. The new vessel is being built entirely in light aluminium alloy, which is used for both the hull and the superstructure, and in accordance with RINA standards for Green Star certification and Commercial Class classification. The first of these approves the yacht for navigation in environmental protection areas while the second authorises it for both charter and private use. With a semi-displacement hull, the vessel has a design gross tonnage value below 500 GT and therefore has considerable economic advantages in terms of the expenses incurred in managing its operational lifespan. Although the yacht’s size could be considered relatively compact, the designers have been able to include a touch and go helipad for landing a helicopter in safety among its main characteristics, as well as a garage to store a limousine tender with a length of 8 metres / 26 feet and a top speed of 40 knots. In terms of technology, the new Admiral E Motion 53 Hybrid is equipped with the latest, most highly developed navigation technologies available in the superyacht sector, such as the servo-electric zero speed stabilisation system made by CMC Electra. However, on this subject, the innovative, advanced hybrid propulsion system provided by specialists Auxilia takes centre stage, allowing different methods of operation to be chosen in navigation: electric only with a top speed of 9 knots, diesel only with a top speed of 18 knots and diesel-electric combined booster with a top speed of 24 knots. It’s a very impressive speed for a superyacht of this size, and the yacht has a range from 3,500 to 6,000 nautical miles. The Auxilia electric propulsion system on board is a revolutionary hybrid power system with four main diesel engines and two electric motors, combined with a controllable variable-pitch propeller system by Servogear to optimise engine performance and consumption. The configuration of plugged-in pairs of engines in sequence allows for optimal use of the existing capacity of the ship, and the main advantage for Admiral’s superyacht is the performance and operational efficiency in various speed modes with minimum noise and vibration. Obviously, all this improves comfort levels on board the new Admiral E Motion 53 Hybrid as well.
The yacht’s accommodation layout can house up to ten passengers in two guest staterooms, two VIP staterooms and one master stateroom, as well as up to ten crew in one captain’s cabin and four crew cabins. The general layout is distributed across three decks. Four different functional areas have been laid out on the upper deck – two outside, one protected and one inside. The forward external area includes the helipad and open air storage of the rescue boat, while the
aft external space is intended as a panoramic sunbathing area. The covered area includes an alfresco dining space, a bar and a gym area for fitness. Inside, there is the sky lounge equipped as a home cinema, together with a day head and the wheelhouse. On the main deck, an outdoors relaxation area offers a swimming pool, a lounge area and a bar. Inside, the salon has a dining area and a living area, while amidships there is a pantry, the lobby with a day head, and the crew mess. The owner’s suite occupies a forward position with a private study and the master stateroom with a fold-down balcony, wardrobe and en suite bathroom, while the garage for indoor storage of the main tender and waverunners or jet skis is in the bow. On the lower deck, the two guest staterooms and two VIP staterooms are positioned amidships, each with its own en suite bathroom. Adjacent to the guest area, there is a spa area for wellness, including a lounge for relaxation with a fold-down balcony, a day head, a sauna room, a hammam and a massage room. The engine room is located in the stern, while the crew quarters can be found in the bow, featuring the galley, a laundry, the captain’s cabin and the four crew cabins, each with its own bathroom.
Admiral E Motion 53 Hybrid technical specifications
|L.O.A.||53.00 m / 173’88’’ft|
|Beam||8.50 m / 27’89’’ ft|
|Design Draught||2.20 appox.|
|Propulsion Engines||4 x MAN V12 1800 (1324 kW – 1800 CV) 2300 RPM|
|Electric propulsion engines||2 x E-Motors 150 kW in line|
|Main generators variable speed||2 x 270 kW Auxillia|
|Max speed||24 knots|
|Cruising speed||22 knots|
|Main speed electrical mode||9 knots|
|Main range at 12 knots||3,500 nautical miles approx|
|Stabilizers||Fins e CMC Electra 2.6/2.7 MQ Zero speed|
|Bow thruster||90 kW CMC Electric 400V-50 HZ approx.|
|Max Guest accommodation||5 cabins (1 Master + 2 VIP + 2 guests)|
|Max crew accommodation||4 cabins (1 Captain + 4 crew)|
|Naval Architect||Vripack & Admiral – The Italian Sea Group|
|Exterior Designer||Dobroserdov Design|
|Interiors Designer||Admiral Centro Stile|
|Builder||Admiral-The Italian Sea Group