[dropcap]P[/dropcap]encilled by Guido De Groot, M/Y Vanadis is the fourth yacht in CCN’s Fuoriserie family. This 31 m fully-custom aluminium craft stands out in the luxury yachts arena for being the first Italian-built yacht to obtain the Lloyd’s Register’s “Hybrid Power” certification.The Vanadis reveals two harmoniously entwined souls: can boast a cutting-edge technological concept, reflecting the latest achievements in environmental matters; and her timeless, classical and elegant style. The interior layout features the master stateroom and 2 guest cabins on the lower deck and a spacious salon with an L-shaped sofa, the dining area and the open galley in the indoor areas of the main deck, behind the wheelhouse. The interiors are very bright, thanks to the large glazed surfaces letting in plenty of natural light and light colour shades and furniture that make every area airy and cosy. The sober style of interiors goes hand in hand with custom-made furniture and furnishings, selected together with the Owner: Wittmann, Poltrona Frau, Giorgetti, Knoll and JAB.“Both the exterior and the interior layouts – explains designer Guido De Groot – have been fully customised to the Owner’s needs and wishes, resulting in a highly functional, comfortable, stylish and sophisticated design”.Outside, on the main deck, two comfy lounge areas can be found both astern and at the bow. A second steering station is located on the flybridge, which is entirely devoted to outdoor life, with sun loungers, a bar area, and a dining area, while the aft swimming platform hosts a 5.5 m tender.An interesting challenge faced during the construction stage was defining the layout of the engine room. Thanks to the hybrid configuration and to the compact shape of the vessel (31 m -102’), the main engine compartment has been installed at the stern, the genset compartment at the bow. Taking advantage of the slender bow and of the shallow stern to accommodate machinery, space allocation below deck has been optimised, leaving more space and volumes available for the yacht’s guests and crew. Two CAT C9.3 B engines push the Vanadis to a maximum speed of 12.5 knots, which drop to 8 knots when cruising in electric mode. The yacht is fitted with a set of high energy-density AKASOL lithium-ion batteries (175 kWh) which supply most of onboard utilities, allowing to remain at anchor at zero emissions for up to 17 consecutive hours and to cruise freely at limited speed for up to 180 minutes, depending on the power load.