A Future Classic

When the recently-founded HSY Yachts was commissioned to build a new 56m superyacht, it turned to CJR Propulsion to design and manufacture a bespoke, fully optimised propulsion and sterngear package.

Due for launch in summer 2019, the 184-foot displacement yacht is destined for a high-profile American client,
who was so impressed with the design that he decided to create a new brand specifically for the build of this unique project.

CJR was selected due to its experience of precision-engineered propulsion systems, and will be supplying a complete propeller and sterngear package for the project – including two 11.5 metre, 5.5” diameter CNC machined shafts and five-blade, 1.5 metre diameter MRK Revolution propellers. The propeller design has been fully optimised to the vessel’s hull form and known appendages, using intelligence gained through computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This invaluable technical data enabled precise 3D moulds to be machined directly from CJR’s software, ensuring the finished props perfectly match the original design specification to within millimetre tolerances. The vessel will also feature two CAT 3512E 2250hp engines, with ZF5360 gearboxes, to deliver a powerful and comfortable on-board experience.

CJR Propulsion’s Mark Russell said: “This bespoke package for HSY Yachts is an exciting new venture for CJR, as we move further into the Mediterranean market and are selected for ever-larger projects. This is a discerning customer who understandably expects the highest levels of performance, with minimised noise, vibration and optimal ride comfort for their guests. CJR Propulsion’s technical, intelligence-led approach to both design and manufacture ensures we’re able to meet and exceed the client’s expectations.”

The new tri-deck superyacht, which is being built in aluminium to Lloyds SSC rules, features accommodation for 12 guests in six cabins, including a main-deck full-beam owner’s cabin, an upper-deck VIP cabin near the captain’s residence and four guest cabins on the lower deck. The remaining crew are accommodated in six cabins located on the lower deck, with room for 11 people in total.

The vessel is to be filled with features, including a lift that will provide access between the lower deck and the spa pool on the sundeck, whilst the foredeck storage has been designed to maximise available space to house multiple tenders and toys.

Genco Yener from Naventec (the sole distributor for CJR in Turkey) said: “This is a significant project and a prestigious yacht for Turkey’s fast-growing superyacht industry. The project has received great technical support from CJR and everyone involved is delighted with its progress to date.”