30 November 2023
Iliad Catamarans has revealed details of its latest model, the Iliad 53E, featuring a hybrid system designed to lower emissions.
Joining the Iliad Catamarans fleet, the new Iliad 53E has a choice of parallel and serial hybrid system options, which the boatbuilder says achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions, engine and generator running hours, navigation noise and scheduled maintenance costs.
Iliad says the new 53E enjoys the same living space, flexible design and craftsmanship that defines the range’s original sedan and flybridge models – the Iliad 53S and Iliad 53F – with an extended coachroof embedded with an expansive bank of solar panels.
E-Motion hybrid technology allows the Iliad 53E to switch seamlessly between electric and diesel propulsion, providing the confidence of both redundancy drive and charging systems in the event of emergencies.
With the ability to cruise in electric mode at lower speeds, the catamaran can additionally reduce fuel consumption by up to 30 per cent compared to traditional yachts.
The Iliad 53E hybrid model enjoys a significant reduction in noise and vibrations, running almost silently in electric mode for a serene cruising experience and reduced disturbance to marine life and surrounding yachts.