ECO DESIGN

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY IS A KEY DESIGN CONSIDERATION

A lot of attention has been given to the efficiency of the propeller, and both single and twin screw arrangements have been optimized for this design.The first off this design will feature a single propeller concept following the evolution of the world’s most efficient commercial ships. This has been fine tuned and verified by a series of scale model tank test studies. We have taken full advantage of the reliability of modern marine engines and drive systems, but as a back-up, Marco Polo will use a Schottel bow thruster powered by its own remote engine that also allows a ‘get home’ capability of 6 knots speed.

The Marco Polo Series has a unique safety feature due to the separation into two distinctive engine rooms for the primary engine and the forward Schottel thruster ‘get home’ engine. Fire or flooding of the engine room will render most motor yachts inoperable.The propeller is uniquely protected by twin rudders and skegs and the stabilizers are similarly protected by oversized bilge keels.

Marco Polo - single prop system

 

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