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Moonflower 72, the super yacht with hybrid propulsion by Nauta Design and Wider
The latest generation of hybrid propulsion from the partnership between the Milan design studio and the shipyard from Ancona
Moonflower 72, the next generation superyacht that will be delivered to its owner in 2025, comes from a new partnership between the Milan design studio, Nauta Design and the shipyard, Wider Yachts, specialised in building vessels with electric propulsion. A duo which will give life to a steel and aluminium vessel with onboard comforts, contact with the water and sustainability.
MOONFLOWER 72, TIMELESS DESIGN
“The Moonflower 72 – explains Mario Pedol, co-founder of Nauta Design – has all the solutions of a modern yet timeless design, with careful attention paid to liveability on board and enhancing connection with the marine environment, a fundamental characteristic of all of Nauta’s designs, With Wider we found the right mix between technology and team organisation to help transform the design into reality.
The clean and minimal exterior design, which is not excessive, brings with it an overall formal lightness, with a balance between proportions, horizontal lines, connection between interior and exterior and the transparency of the shell.
It sports a displacement hull whose blunt lines at midship add a touch of dynamism. On the bow, The Island, the extendible aft deck/beach club with collapsible sides, a system that has been patented by Nauta Design, offers a single walkaround space, leaving full freedom of movement from one side to the other of the yacht, from the internal beach club to the open aft deck.
But attention needs to be drawn to the sustainable technology on the Moonflower 72: a Wider hybrid propulsion system, which includes two variable speed generators of 1,860 KW each and a nickel-sodium battery pack of around 1 MW, a heat recovery system for the propulsion, and artificial intelligence to control on board equipment, streamline functions and reduce consumption, responding in real time to the owner’s, passengers’ and crew’s needs.
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