To increase comfort, efficiency and operational safety for engineers and ensure that generators are always able to start, Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology fits crossover boxes on superyachts. It is a familiar problem: The generator starter batteries are empty and the engineer only discovers this fact when trying to start the diesel engine. At such moments there is very little time to carry out the activities required to get the generator set started. Engineers normally therefore try to start the diesel engine involved using loose starter cables linked to the starter battery set from another diesel engine than the affected generator. To avoid having to carry out such a time consuming solution, Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology recommends installing a crossover box onboard superyachts, as project engineer Hessel Bakker explains.
The main switchboardof the 42m motoryacht Berzinc was recently adapted and fitted with a new power management system. The brief was to ‘keep it simple’. As the electric sternthruster had been removed from the yacht, it was possible to considerably simplify the switchboard. Additionally, the power management system could be reduced to the most essential functions, making it more user-friendly as well as easier to maintain, and ensuring that the chance of failure is negligible. All in all, this impressive adaptation by the engineers of Piet Brouwer Elektrotechniek has enhanced the system’s reliability and, therefore, the overall safety onboard.
The stunning 42.6m sailyacht Sarissa launched by Vitters Shipyard in 2011 is the largest carbon fibre sloop built in Holland to date. She is equipped with an electrical system from Piet Brouwer Elektrotechniek. The owners had specific demands for the swimming platform of their yacht. To provide guests with even more comfort when swimming, the platform was equipped with special LED light fittings that light the platform without blinding those trying to get out of the water. The operation of these new fittings was integrated in the control and monitoring system so it can be (de)activated from all the onboard touchscreens.
Javelin International recently unveiled the Javelin 22.22, a seagoing multifunctional commercial vessel. Built by KD Workboats from Urk (NL), she is specifically designed for crew tendering, hydrographical & seismological research and surveying activities. Piet Brouwer Elektrotechniek was responsible for the entire electrical system. We were selected by KD Workboats because of our extensive experience and the proven reliability of our electrical systems in a wide range of commercial vessels and fishing cutters. The Javelin 22.22 is the first commercial vessel to be equipped with a gyro-stabilising system, originally developed by American company Seakeeper for use on superyachts. Javelin International developed the Javelin 22.22 in close cooperation with KD Workboats and design bureau Vripack.
The Monaco Yacht Show is considered the most prestigious event of its kind in the world, and features some 500 companies from the luxury yacht sector. More than 100 superyachts are moored in Port Hercules. Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology will again be participating at this year’s show in order to meet new and existing clients. Our stand will be part of the Holland Pavilion in Darse Nord and you are welcome to visit us to discuss the latest developments in the field of electrical systems and comfort onboard superyachts.