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Lightwave 55 Motor Yacht - A first powercat from the Australian builder

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In fact, the yard claims that the range at 8 knots will be 2,500 nautical miles, which will allow for most ocean passages. To perfectly fit this offshore program, there’s great bridgedeck clearance 2.9ft (90 cm), the weights (water and fuel but also black water tanks) are perfectly centered, watertight bulkheads are fitted, and skeg keels protect rudders and propellers. As for the drivetrain, the builder is proposing twin Volvos at either 300 or 480 HP. The superstructure can accommodate up to 3,600 Wp of solar panels coupled to a lithium battery bank with an automated charging system. Hybrid or electric propulsion will also be offered. The deck layout and interior have been optimized to provide refined comfort for a crew of up to 8 people.

Builder: Lightwave Yachts
Length: 55’ (16.75 m)
Waterline length: 52.7’ (16.07 m)
Beam: 24.7’ (7.55 m)
Draft: 3.6’ (1.1 m)
Air draft: 13’ (4 m)
Light displacement: 39,600 lbs (18 t)
Laden displacement: 61,729 lbs (28 t)
Drivetrain: 2 x 300 or 480 HP
Maximum speed: 22/25 knots
Range at 8 knots: 2,500 nautical miles
Range at 16 knots: 1,100 nautical miles
Fuel: 1,452 US Gal (5 500 l)
Water: 264 US Gal (1,000 l)


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