After creating the Italian Lobster Boat Style with the Dolphin line launched in 2003, Mochi Craft now enters the „expedition boat“ market – also called „long range“ – with two new solutions that open up new horizons in the international nautical panorama: the „Zero Emission Mode“ hybrid propulsion system and the new FER.WEY (Ferretti Wave Efficient Yacht) trans-planing hull.The two technologies – the hybrid propulsion system and trans-planing hull – combine and reinforce each other in a craft that offers a revolutionary design concept and solutions. The Longe Range 23 is designed for spending long periods at sea in maximum comfort and total safety, backed by exceptional environmental awareness – the perfect mix of avant garde technology and Made in Italy design. As a result the Long Range 23 fits smoothly into the Mochi Craft fleet, fully reflecting the philosophy and style of the Forlìbased yard. As with its legendary lobster boats, the yard is rediscovering the past and offering a totally innovative, visionary reinterpretation of yachts with a timeless charm. The external lines are a synthesis of the Nordic „work boat“ tradition and refined Made in Italy taste that Mochi Craft has skilfully expressed since 2003. In the interiors, the choice of prized materials, warm woods like teak and oak, natural fabrics and cutting edge design solutions redefine the concept of on board luxury and quality of life in the „expedition boat“ market.
THE „ZEM“ (ZERO EMISSION MODE) HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM An exclusive Ferretti patent, can operate in 5 different modes:
1) DIESEL PROPULSION AND ENERGY STORING: The diesel engines, as well as handling normal propulsion, operate the electric motors. In this way they work as generators, rapidly recharging the propulsion battery pack.
2) DIESEL-ELECTRIC: The electric motors, disengaged from the diesel, drive the propellers and are powered by the on board generators and the propulsion battery pack.
3) ZEM Propulsion: The propellers are powered by the electric motors, disengaged from the diesel and operated exclusively by the propulsion battery pack, providing totally silent, zero emission operations.
4) ZEM Function: All the on-board utilities are powered by the propulsion battery pack, including air conditioning, boiler and ARG, enabling totally silent, zero emission functioning of the boat. Modes 3 and 4, for example, allow owners to enjoy the exclusive, unique experience of entering a bay, lying at anchor for several hours with full on-board functionality, then leaving, secure in the knowledge that the entire operation has been carried out in total silence and with zero emissions. In this way the yacht has no negative impact on the local environment.
5) PLUG-IN: During stays in port the propulsion battery pack is charged through a dedicated shore power connection.
All these modes are easily managed through a specially developed monitoring system. Touch screen selection of the various modes of propulsive energy transfer is immediate and intuitive. This new technology, also made possible through significant international collaborations, marks a concrete step forward by the nautical industry towards greater respect for the environment, an objective that Ferretti is working towards through its constant commitment to research and development.
THE FER.WEY (FERRETTI WAVE EFFICIENT YACHT) HULL
The FER.WEY (Ferretti Wave Efficient Yacht) hull, the result of years of research and development by AYT, is an innovative type of hull, described as ‚transplaning‘, which enables owners to cruise with great comfort and efficiency in the intermediate speed range where both planing and displacement hulls generally behave in an abnormal way. At the same time the hull greatly reduces the rolling effect and guarantees low aft wave turbulence.
The FER.WEY transplaning hull allows this craft – tested by Ferretti in the Potsdam naval test tank after studies at the CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) – to pass the 15 – 16 knot level gradually with a perfectly horizontal attitude, reaching 20 knots. A craft of this size would normally enter the planing hump at around 13 – 14 knots, already assuming a stern-down attitude at 12 knots. What’s more, in contrast to a classic displacement hull, where resistance rises dramatically with the longitudinal attitude when nearing critical speed, the FER.WEY hull’s resistance rises less drastically as speed increases. Another significant feature is that this hull doesn’t reach a definite ‚hump speed‘, a performance need experienced by planing craft.
As a result, the FER.WEY hull offers owners:
– A stable longitudinal attitude, allowing owners to move around the craft in comfort, experiencing no marked change in attitude as speed varies.
– Maximum cruising efficiency up to 16 knots, a feature provided by the action of the prominent bow bulb, which cuts wave drag on the hull.
– Significant reduction in rolling.
Finally, the special shape of the FER.WEY hull allows the craft to rest on the sea bottom while protecting the propellers from impact damage, and allows owners to access areas that would be a risky proposition for other types of hull.
FLYBRIDGE The stairway aft leads to the flybridge with a second helm station featuring electronically controlled dash, a large sunpad and two seats to aft.