New hybrid propulsion range of Sarp superyachts: XSR

Revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show last week, Turkish shipyard Sarp Yachts has teamed up with the experts at Van Oossanen as well as fellow Turkish design team Red Yacht Design on a brand new range of superyachts. The XSR range consists of three sizes: the XSR 85, 105 and 125, all of which will be started upon speculation in Antalya. Utilising Van Oossanen’s revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), performance, efficiency and comfort are at the heart of all three designs.

The 32-metre XSR 105 will accommodate up to eight guests over a four cabin layout, including a full beam owner’s suite and a full beam VIP cabin. Performance wise, she will have a maximum speed of 20 knots, and a range of 900 nm at a cruising speed of 15 knots.

The 38.2-metre XSR 125 will accommodate up to 12 guests on board, with the full beam owner’s suite featuring a private terrace and sauna. A cruising speed of 14 knots offers a range of 1,800 nm.

Responsible for both the interior and exterior design of all three models, Red Yacht Design told that the yachts have been developed in close collaboration with the team at Sarp Yachts. Floor to ceiling windows are found throughout the XSR range to enhance the connection with the ocean, whilst on all exterior decks only loose furniture is used to ensure the owner and his guests have the ability to easily use the yacht for cruising and making the best of the superyacht lifestyle, or hosting parties and social events on board.

Emre Şandan of Sarp explains the environmentally friendly philosophy behind the new range, noting that when it comes to developing increasingly eco-friendly superyachts there is a certain level of responsibility from the industry’s shipbuilders: “We have great passion for nature and we are concerned about water and air pollution. Yachts with conventional propulsion systems may not be the first guilty party for the increasing of pollution, but as a pioneering shipyard in the Antalya Free Zone, Sarp Yachts is aware of its responsibilities towards the environment. Therefore, our brand new concept yacht family, XSR, will be built with the parallel hybrid propulsion systems; the best alternative for the fossil fuels. The hybrid propulsion system enables you to avoid the noise, vibrations, emissions and expense of running your diesel generators at anchor.”