ABB has received an order from Chantiers de l’Atlantique to provide electric propulsion systems and remote support for two upcoming ships it is building for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
Two Azipod propulsion units will be delivered to the shipyard to be fitted to the yachts. ABB will also provide the remote control system for manoeuvring the Azipod units from the bridge, and ABB Ability Remote Diagnostics System for monitoring and predictive maintenance.
“We chose to work with ABB on this project based on their proven track record in supplying leading-edge technologies for high-end vessels and the unrivalled ability to support shipyards with complex assignments,” said Arnaud Le Joncour, programme director at Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “ABB is a long-term, trusted partner of ours, and we are delighted to expand our collaboration to a new vessel segment, leveraging the Azipod propulsion units. This is an important project for all parties, and we look forward to the outcome.”
The mega yachts will be the second and third to join The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection’s fleet, following the debut of Evrima later this year. They will have a capacity of 456 passengers, with the first due for delivery in 2024 and the second in 2025.
“Ritz-Carlton Evrima will embark on its maiden voyage in August this year, offering a bespoke sailing experience on a luxury mega yacht custom-built to the highest of standards,” said Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “We trusted in ABB to supply the propulsion technology for our vessels featuring the highest level of service and craftsmanship. Our successful collaboration with the company has convinced us to call on its expertise again to equip our forthcoming sister ships, which will offer the same high standards as Evrima.”