German propulsion specialist, Schottel, has provided low-noise and low-vibration azimuth thrusters for the 84m-long, 19.1m-wide tri-hulled superyacht White Rabbit, recently handed over to its owner by builder Henderson-based Echo Yachts.
The largest superyacht ever to be built in Australia, the vessel’s manoeuvring system comprises one electric Schottel SRT 800 Rim Thruster installed in the bow and providing input power of 200 kW. Two Schottel Pump Jets, type SPJ 57 RD units with an input power of 200 kW, are fitted in the stern.
“Reduced noise and vibration, high efficiency as well as savings in space and weight are important requirements for yachts,” noted Andreas Witschel, sales director Cruise, Ferry & Yachts at Schottel. “The pump jets are completely enclosed by the vessel’s hull and create no additional drag or resistance. It is ideal for vessels frequently operating in DP more or cruise vessels and yachts with high demands on comfort.”
The yacht, with accommodation for twelve guests, was designed by Sam Sorgiovanni with One2Three providing naval architecture input.