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NIXIE - The queen of the northern seas dresses in recycled aluminum

 Monohull yacht project / Alice Gennai / 172 views

  • Exterior designer: Alice Gennai and Chiara Mariani
  • Interior designer: Alice Gennai and Chiara Mariani
  • LOA (m): 53,30
  • Beam (m): 9,13
  • Draft (m): 2,46
  • GT: 498
  • Hull material: Aluminium
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Guests: 12
  • Cabins: 6 Guests - 7 Crew
  • Cruise Speed (kn): 14
  • Max Speed (kn): 17

“Nixie” is a 50 m monohull motor yacht under 500 GT, designed as a charter unit to accommodate 12 guests and 13 crew members.

The construction of Nixie will be developed in accordance with the Dnsh principle as the Art. 17 of Reg. 2020-852.
The vessel will be made of more than 50 percent recycled aluminum from old window frames, street signs and license plates to make the hull, the decks and superstructures.
The aluminum used by the construction of Nixie must meet the conditions found in Reg. 333 pertaining to “Criteria for aluminum scrap.”
This choice will also benefit the yard’s portfolio, as access to the credit will take place under better conditions, that is, at a lower rate as stipulated by Reg 2019-2088, as a sustainable investment (see Art 2.1.)
The quality of the aluminum that will be used and its relative classification will be tested through a portable XRF spectrometer in accordance with UNI EN 10315:2006.

Getting to the heart of the project, our idea is to offer an unique experience to the guests on board, a journey of exploration in total safety and luxury. The usage of Nixie also extends to a collaboration with OGS.
Nixie puts itself at the service of the National Institute of Oceanography and Geophysics Experimental, to predict climate change by collecting, analyzing and interpreting oceanographic, geophysical and seismological data, sharing information with the Society itself during the charter period.
Supplementary unit to “Laura Bassi,” the only italian ocean research icebreaker ship, for the transfer of technicians to base camps.
Following an interview with Francesco Coslovich, a technologist at OGS, we became aware of what instruments can be placed on board or in the hull without affecting the aesthetics of the profile and the comfort on board, such as the thermosalinograph, Sub Bottom Profilers and Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers.

In the GA planning , we want to ensure that our guests have equally distributed spaces, thinking of a double cabin that can, if necessary, be used by OGS technicians during transfers.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN: Alice Gennai – Chiara Mariani
HULL AND STRUCTURES: Giorgio Casali – Giuseppe Ambrogi

“Charter Superyacht Design project” was developed under the guidance and leadership of Professors Massimo Musio-Sale and Mario Ivan Zignego for the Laboratory of Yacht Design of Università degli Studi di Genova.

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