Setting out to create a super-yacht which would exude Zen and possess a greener carbon footprint, the multi award-winning Grace E features a range of luxury amenities arranged around a design which prioritizes both space and comfort.
Grace E is not only the largest and most ambitious motoryacht launched to date by the Perini Navi Group, she is also the most complex and advanced. Conceived for long-range cruising, the yacht is able to roam the world’s oceans in complete comfort and safety for weeks.
The key to Grace E’s globetrotting vocation lies in her innovative diesel-electric and Azipod propulsion. The advantages of diesel-electric propulsion for a yacht of her size and volume are the enhanced efficiency and operational versatility; the absence of drive shafts and struts that transmit vibrations means she is much quieter than conventional yachts in her class.
The propulsion system and azimuthing pods also provide Dynamic Positioning capability, providing the yacht the ability to stay “on station” without having to deploy bottom-dragging anchors in protected marine environments, or when the seabed is too deep. The system is backed up by an equally efficient hull design. Designed by Philippe Briand, the slippery hull form and plumb bow combine a maximum waterline length with very low resistance. The result is a beautifully refined and seaworthy yacht that is as at home exploring the Norwegian fjords as she is entertaining guests in Monte Carlo.
A cutting-edge power management system ensures that the generators always operate at maximum efficiency, producing exactly the right amount of power for navigation and hotel requirements at any one time, meaning lower fuel consumption, less maintenance and fewer emissions.