Fabiani Yacht: the most innovative elements on display on models
At the Cannes Yachting Festival we had the opportunity to chat with engineer Maurizio Fabiani, who explained some of the details that make his yachts truly unique in our opinion. From the engineer’s pencil came two lines of superyachts that differ in the type of propulsion, classic and hybrid, which in turn are available in 70, 77, 100 and 101 lengths. On display at Fabiani’s booth at the Palais des Festivales were models, all extremely well made, which managed to attract the attention of many visitors, most of whom were stunned by such a futuristic project.
In all models, the stern platform also serves as a gangway, and it can be raised up to the flybridge or lowered up to one metre underwater thanks to a patented rail system, facilitating operations such as launching and hauling a tender.
Even, as seen from the scale model, it is possible to park a small electric car in the garage, aligning the platform to the dock.
We were really amazed by the Fabiani Yacht Hybrid 101′ with its majestic structural sail: it is a surface covered in solar panels that can also propel the yacht with the force of the wind, assisting in electric navigation and reducing consumption.
Despite the hesitations, engineer Fabiani has already demonstrated through numerous calculations the safety and rigidity of such a rigid structure that can withstand wind gusts of 100 km/h.
Anyway, the boat is equipped with an alarm system that automatically closes the structural sail and the other solar panels if needed.
The solar panels are positioned on both sides of the structure that juts out between decks. In the upper part, the classic solar panels absorb direct sunlight, while in the lower part the amorphous solar panels absorb reflected light from the sea at the expense of lower efficiency.
We were delighted to hear that work on the Wedgeline Hybrid 77, whose keel was laid in April, is progressing smoothly, and that we will be able to see the first hull in the water in about a year and a half. Honestly, we are looking forward to it.