SY Ethereal is a high performance Royal Huisman 58M Ketch and is the only Sailing vessel in the world with a hybrid diesel electric propulsion/power generation system utilizing a 700 VDC Bus system.
Magnus Marine supplied the Grid convertors and Shore Power Convertors for this highly technical project, adding their technical expertise to the development of the hybrid system. I was not personally involved with build process at the yard, however I have been onboard Ethereal Since 2010 as Chief engineer and have worked with Mathew Scales personally.
Due to the highly technical nature of this equipment, after sales servicing and spare part supply is critical to the continued performance of this equipment. Mathew Scales has always been available to give technical advice and has visited the yacht several times to service the units.
We are now at the 5‐year maintenance period of these units and are due a visit from Magnus Marine, apart from a health check and the replacement of serviceable items these units have worked faultlessly for years. I would highly recommend Magnus Marine products as part of any power distribution system.
Christian Lawson-Mckittrick, Chief Engineer, S/Y ETHEREAL