The agreement extends for five years: Ferretti Group will continue to use Rolls-Royce mtu engines and propulsion systems to power its yachts
Rolls-Royce mtu engines and propulsion systems have long been adopted by the Ferretti Group, particularly in the larger models. Their power delivery, reliability and fuel efficiency have earned them a permanent place in the engine rooms of the Group‘s yachts.
“Ferretti’s renewal of this framework agreement is a huge vote of confidence in us and our mtu products in a difficult market and challenging technological environment,” said Andreas Schell, CEO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
In 2023, mtu engines in the 2000 and 4000 Series will be approved to run on sustainable synthetic fuels that comply with the EN15940 standard. These include fuels such as HVO, hydrotreated vegetable oil, and e-diesel.
An environmental challenge
“Working together, we will also meet the climate and environmental challenges ahead,” assured Denise Kurtulus, Vice President of Global Marine at Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division. For the foreseeable future, the internal combustion engine will be the power source of choice for applications – including yachts – that require maximum performance from a compact power unit, and will play an important role in the transition to a sustainable sailing world.
A Ferretti Group yacht with an mtu hybrid propulsion system is planned to be built in 2024.
“I am extremely happy to announce the renewal of the agreement with Rolls-Royce for mtu components and solutions. The five-year term is crucial, as it offers the guarantee of supplies always available and prices protected from market fluctuations,” said Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group. “This agreement also further increases the efficiency of our supply chain, with clear benefits for us and our customers.”
In the future Rolls-Royce will supply the Ferretti Group with more of its mtu Series 2000 and 4000. From 2024, Ferretti will also equip smaller yachts with complete NautiQ mtu deck systems, developed together with the deck specialist Team Italia, with which Rolls-Royce has a successful partnership.
(Ferretti Group and Rolls Royce mtu engines, on until 2027 – Barchemagazine.com – September 2022)