Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo add new dimension to partnership

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo have agreed to deepen their working relationship.

Rolls-Royce business unit power systems will be one of the leading suppliers for Sanlorenzo within the next three years as main propulsion provider for certain yachts of the SL line, delivering mtu 10V, 12V and 16V 2000 yacht engines with a compact IMO 3 solution.

Sanlorenzo will also be one of the first builders to equip a yacht with the new mtu NautIQ Bridge fully integrated bridge solution. The two partners signed an agreement to this effect at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Denise Kurtulus, vice president global marine at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, says: “In recent years, we have put a lot of effort in evolving into a provider of integrated and sustainable solutions. The new framework agreement with our partner Sanlorenzo is a fantastic confirmation of this strategy as we will not only continue to deliver our trusted Series 2000 engines which offer industry-leading power and efficiency, but also complete propulsion and ship management solutions from bridge to propeller.”

This follows last week’s announcement that Rolls-Royce will be continuing its partnership with Overmarine.

Sanlorenzo will be pioneering the fully integrated touchscreen-based bridge solution mtu NautIQ Bridge, which is part of the recently launched new mtu marine automation family NautIQ. Created in partnership with yacht specialists Team Italia, mtu NautIQ Bridge integrates all essential vessel control, monitoring and navigation sub-systems, wherever they are on board, into a single platform. Its functionalities are said to allow for the most comprehensive and convenient management of the yacht’s propulsion, automation, navigation and communication systems.

The mtu NautIQ automation product family has been specifically designed for both new build vessels and to enable easy retrofit of legacy systems.