Eddy Jordan's 155-foot "Blush" built by Sunseeker is powered by two 12-cylinder MTU Series 4000 engines

Eddy Jordan’s 155-foot “Blush” built by Sunseeker is powered by two 12-cylinder MTU Series 4000 engines

Rolls-Royce is presenting MTU propulsion systems and automation products for superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show this week.

Visitors will be shown a variety of drive modes from silent mode to electric mode. Oo display is a model of an MTU Type 20V 4000 M93 engine combined with an electric motor in a hybrid configuration. The MTU active noise reduction solutions for vessels will also be on show in Monaco.

The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea division of Rolls-Royce.

MTU supplies propulsion systems and complete system engineering solutions for superyachts from a single source. The individually designed MTU drive systems are based on the powerful and low-emission Series 2000, 4000, 1163 and 8000 diesel engines with power outputs up to 10,000 kW.

On display on the MTU stand at the Monaco Yacht Show there will be a model of the Type 20V 4000 M93 engine in a hybrid configuration

On display on the MTU stand at the Monaco Yacht Show there will be a model of the Type 20V 4000 M93 engine in a hybrid configuration

In addition to diesel-mechanical and diesel-electric propulsion systems, MTU will be presenting bespoke E-Drive system solutions incorporating diesel engines and electric motors, energy storage batteries, power electronics, control systems and gearboxes.

E Drive system incorporating diesel engines and electric motors, transmission, electronics and energy storage system

E Drive system incorporating diesel engines and electric motors, transmission, electronics and energy storage system

“For yacht owners, that means more economy and comfort due to lower fuel consumption, less noise and reduced vibration,” explains Nadine Buhmann, head of marine and offshore business at MTU.

Some of the superyachts on view at the Yacht Show in Monaco are fitted out with MTU engines, including 60m “FB255 Formosa” (two x MTU 12V 4000 M53 engines) by Benetti, the 50m A” (twin MTU 16V 4000 units) made by Heesen, and the 42m S” from Mondomarine (two MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines).