Space age

Azimut Yachts is the first shipyard to choose a system patented by NASA to renew and sanitise the air onboard its yachts.

18 June 2020


Azimut Yachts will introduce an innovative system called MMVS (Marine Mechanical Ventilation System) on many of the shipyard’s new yachts.

Based on a NASA patent and developed initially for use on aerospace missions to sanitise the air on board, the first yacht fitted with MMVS will be the Magellano 25 Metri, which will make its debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Produced by Italian company BCool Engineering, which specialises in the production and marketing of onboard thermal comfort and power products, MMVS is a centralised system split across the two decks, ensuring a complete change of air every hour.

The air inside the boat is therefore always at the chosen temperature, as well as being continuously purified by safe, effective and comprehensive sanitisation of the air conditioning ducts, surfaces and technical components like the fan coils.

The end result is fresh, clean, sanitised air at a constant conditioned temperature for guests to breathe on board.


Based on PCO™ (Photocatalytic Oxidation) technology, the system imitates and reproduces the process that takes place in nature, exploiting the combined action of the rays produced by a special UV lamp and a catalytic structure, without affecting the yacht’s power and consumption.

This innovative system joins a long list of other solutions that the shipyard has introduced ahead of the competition – from gyroscopic stabilisers to joystick manoeuvring systems, and from IPS propulsion and integrated control and monitoring systems through to automatic trim adjustment.

These solutions confirm the shipyard’s ability to anticipate customers’ needs and desires, based on a close relationship and ongoing dialogue.



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