New models by Azimut Yachts, starting with the new Magellano 25 Metri, will have a system patented by Nasa called MMVS, in order to renew and sanitize the air on board.
Maybe it’s been triggered by the Covd pandemic which has brought to our attention the importance of a sanitized and healthy environment. But surely it’s also due to the pursue of innovation which is a key asset of many shipyards, not just from Italy.
From space to water
Azimut Yachts has announced they will introduce an innovative system called MMVS (Marine Mechanical Ventilation System) on many of the company’s new yachts. Based on a Nasa patent and originally developed for use on aerospace missions to sanitize the air on board, the first yacht fitted with MMVS will be the Magellano 25 Metri, a model from the Shipyard that will make its debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival.
Produced by Italian company BCool Engineering, which is specialized in onboard thermal comfort and power products, MMVS is a centralized system split across the two decks, ensuring a complete change of air every hour. The air inside the boat is therefore always at the chosen temperature, as well as being continuously purified by safe, effective and comprehensive sanitization of the air conditioning ducts, surfaces and technical components like the fan coils. The end result is fresh, clean, sanitized air, at a constant conditioned temperature, for guests to breathe on board.
Based on PCO™ (Photocatalytic Oxidation) technology, the system imitates and reproduces the process that takes place in nature, exploiting the combined action of the rays produced by a special UV lamp and a catalytic structure, without affecting the yacht’s power and consumption.
Azimut Yachts claims to be the first company in the industry to offer this system on new models, and to what we know they maybe right. The Italian boatbuilder has decided to introduce this technology in response to an increasingly topical and widespread need, as the quality of the air we breathe has an objective and material impact on the quality of our lives. And unlike atmospheric pollution, which has been a focus of attention for many years now, the need to look in more detail at pollution in interior environments has emerged only more recently, not least because of the increasing amount of alarming scientific evidence to emerge about the health impacts of this phenomenon.
The system joins a list of other innovations introduced by Azimut in the sector: from gyroscopic stabilizers to joystick maneuvering systems, and from IPS propulsion and integrated control and monitoring systems to automatic trim adjustment.
Time for a deep breath!