by Tecnomar & Ioanna Marinopoulos

Delivered to its lucky Owner in May this year, Doubleshot is the first build in the renewed Velvet Line launched by the Italian shipyard Tecnomar. At the same time, the vessel is a tangible sign of the historic shipyard’s new business direction, implemented under the guidance of its new Chairman Giovanni Costantino.
With a contemporary modern look at first glance, Doubleshot shatters the traditional stylistic standards currently in vogue in the sector of large luxury open motor yachts with a planing hull.
The new Doubleshot perfectly combines high class, cutting-edge design, advanced engineering and high performance.
In late September, Doubleshot will be previewed at the Port Hercules quayside in Monte Carlo, against the gilded setting of the principality’s prestigious 21st MYS – Monaco Yacht Show 2011.
However, for the moment, you can enjoy the full portrait published in the current issue of Yacht Première, where we will take a close look at the yacht and its technical and aesthetic characteristics. Based on naval architecture and engineering produced in-house by the Tecnomar Technical Department, the new Doubleshot has been built using advanced GRP composite for both the hull and the superstructure. In terms of size, the new Doubleshot has a total length of 36.50 metres, equivalent to 119 feet 9 inches, and a total beam of 7.30 metres, equivalent to 23 feet 11 inches. Under full load, the maximum draft of the hull is 1.2 metres, equivalent to 3 feet 11 inches.
The yacht’s displacement under medium loading conditions is 117 tonnes, equivalent to 258,278 pounds. The new Doubleshot has a planing hull with a 15-kW electro-hydraulic bow thruster. The new vessel’s engine room contains two MTU V12 4000 M90 turbodiesel engines, each with a total cylinder capacity of 51.7 litres, equivalent to 3,155 cubic inches, and maximum power of 2,735 BHP, equivalent to 2,040 bkW, supplied at 2,100 rpm. Coupled to their respective ZF 7600 reduction and reverse gearboxes, the engines are connected in a V-drive configuration via transmission shafts to the pair of fixed-pitch propellers. In terms of performance, the new Doubleshot has a top speed of 32 knots and can also maintain a cruising speed of 28 knots. At the economy cruising speed of 12 knots, the new motor yacht has a range of 960 nautical miles. In the new Doubleshot’s hold, the fuel tanks have a total capacity of 11,000 litres, equivalent to 2,910 US gallons, while the freshwater tanks have a total capacity of 4,000 litres, equivalent to 1,058 US gallons, supplied by a double desalination plant by Tecnicomar that produces a total of 6,000 litres, equivalent to 1,587 US gallons per day. Moreover, the waste water tanks have a capacity of 1,500 litres, equivalent to 397 US gallons, while the sewage tanks have a capacity of 1,000 litres, equivalent to 265 US gallons. Three tri-phase 50-Hz Kohler generators have been installed on board the new Doubleshot, all based on 4-cylinder in-line diesel generator motors. The two main gensets are 33EFOZD models, each with a cylinder capacity of 4.5 litres, equivalent to 275 cubic inches, and each producing 33 ekW / 41.3 kVA at 1,500 rpm. The night genset is a 17.5EFOZD model, with a cylinder capacity of 2.2 litres, equivalent to 134 cubic inches, supplying 17.5 ekW / 21.9 kVA at 1,500 rpm. Finally, the new Doubleshot’s comprehensive equipment includes a main tender 3.20 metres / 10 feet 6 inches in length, laid up in the open on the sun deck aft. [...]

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