Hydro Tec Acala

Hydro Tec triumphs at the World Superyacht Awards 2023 with the Motor Yacht Explorer Acala

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Hydro Tec AcalaHydro Tec’s winning strake in the segment of the boating industry specialized in medium-to-large-sized explorer yachts continues. The latest triumph for Hydro Tec was achieved thanks to the Motor Yacht Explorer Acala,awarded in the category “best displacement 499GT and below, from 40m to 44.9m” at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards 2023..

Over the past three years, the company has collected numerous awards and accolades, consolidating its position as an industry leader. This success is the third in a row for Hydro Tec which, in 2021 and 2022 triumphed always in the class below 499 GT, respectively with the first Flexplorer launched by Cantiere delle Marche, M/Y Aurelia, and with the first 38-meter Rosetti, M/Y Emocean. These awards testifyto the strong impact of the company in the most coveted and trendy sector of yachting, where for more than a decade, Hydro Tec has earned ample space, thanks to the high standard of professionalism and experience achieved.

The success of Acala is the result of teamwork that has consolidated over the years and is the outcome of Hydro Tec’s integrated approach. The company is able, both when it deals only with the naval architecture of a project or while dealing with the whole project in a holistic way, taking care of both, the design and engineering, to maximize the result, designing yachts easy to build, efficient, safe and with recognizable and timeless exterior lines.

Acala was commissioned by a repeat client who previously owned a Darwin 102 and who has chosen Hydro Tec again to fully meet his thirst for adventure. The new yacht is designed to cruise both in the Med and sail the expanses of the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic, thus allowing the owner to reach remote destinations and the best diving spots in the world.

Acala boasts full displacement naval architecture by Hydro Tec, offering a large volume (499GT) and the smoothest of travel even in rough seas ensuring excellent comfort and total safety. The engineering was developed by the yard’s technical department in collaboration with Hydro Tec. Like all explorer yachts built by Cantiere delle Marche, it features a thick and robust steel hull and a light aluminum superstructure.

The hull was specially designed to ensure high levels of efficiency and performance at sea. The forward sections, including the bulbous bow, were designed to improve penetration and reduce wave formation. Hull volumes were distributed according to weight distribution, while hydrodynamic analysis was constantly compared with trim, stability, and propulsion system design to achieve the best results.

The result is a sturdy hull with concave sections aft to allow the proper clearance to the propeller and, then, keep noise and vibration very low. Acala is also provided with single skeg, V-brackets and twin suspended rudders. The central section is quite “full” but with generous deadrise to keep the fuel capacity but still suitably streamlined in order to ensure a soft riding and a good directional stability.

With a total length of 43.10 meters, a beam of 8.60m, Acala features a gross tonnage of 499GT and 62,400 liters of fuel capacity. Power comes from twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines of 746kW each, allowing a range of above 5,000 nm at 10 knots and a top speed of 14 knots. The engine room with its redundant equipment allows one to sail far and wide and to reach remote areas of the globe where it is impossible to access any sort of assistance.

Acala is also distinguished by functional and elegant interior, with five guest cabins on the lower deck alongside a roomy crew mess opposite a professional galley. The captain has his own cabin on the upper deck next to the wheelhouse.

With the triumph of Acala at the World Superyacht Awards 2023, Hydro Tec confirms its prominent position in the luxury explorer yacht industry. With its expertise and integrated approach to design, the company continues to offer innovative, high-performance solutions for recreational boaters, meeting their needs for adventure and comfort.

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