TECHNICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL SYSTEM

MY Independence has been equipped to ensure both sailing and the stay onboard are ideal. To summarize: 2 x 225 hp Vetus Deutz diesel engines, Raymarine profiling radar and navigation system, NAIAD Dynamics zero speed stabilization, Opacmare passerelle (necessary for the MED), Webasto air conditioning system and electric sunroof, Kabola heating, NEFF kitchen including steam and wine cabinet, Spectra water maker, GEBO windows and portholes, sliding sunroof plus much more. In 2013 a Baudoin washing system was also installed.

Electrical System

In 2012 and 2013, the original onboard system was replaced by a new hybrid energy system manufactured by WhisperPower, making the stay on board even more comfortable. The basis of the new system is the maintenance free battery which acts as an ‘energy reservoir’ for all electrical consumables. The battery capacity, with average use, is sufficient for 48 hours onboard use without the need for recharging. The new GENVERTER 2 hybrid generator ensures that the battery is silently charged when a certain unloading point is reached. The hybrid generator is barely audible both outside and inside the ship. When connecting to shore power, the same system ensures that the 24V and 12V batteries are charged (‘plug-in hybrid’ principle). Providing guaranteed convenience, the Genverter features world wide compatibility with both 120V-60Hz and 230V-50Hz allowing the system to be plugged in anywhere in the world. The 230V loads are fed by the sine wave inverter which converts either stored power from within the battery OR the generator energy produced power from by Genverter Hybrid, to a stable clean 230V 50Hz (or 120V-60Hz as required). There is NO switching between the generator, the inverter and the shore power, and thus the risk of faulty equipment on board is nil. Both ceramic and induction cooking plates work perfectly and there is also never an interruption to the power supply whereby, for example digital clocks and LED lighting can be affected. A 10kW WhisperPower inverter was selected for onboard of INDEPENDENCE consisting of three parallel units. This is the most reliable solution: if a problem occurs with one or two inverters then the system continues to operate regardless. As an extra generator system, a traditional WhisperPower 25kVA generator has also been installed with two additional DC PowerCubes. With the 3rd DC PowerCube included, a total of 360 Amps can be loaded. This generator also features a Power Take Off with a mounted hydraulic pump to enable the stabilization system to work at anchor.