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Reaching the highest score for the absence of noise and vibration on board, Admiral Yachts’ 180-foot (55-meter) Geco, received the RINA award for the most silent super-yacht of 2020 in Comfort Class.


“I am very satisfied for having achieved, for the second time, a record which makes us proud on both a design and production perspective – comments Giovanni Costantino, The Italian Sea Group Founder & CEO - Successes are never born from just one person, but stem from an excellent synergy of skills and competences that in this case have secured a great result. I thank the RINA institution for the impressive professionality and commitment to accompany us in the path towards ambitious objectives.”


“We have collaborated from the start, to ensure that M/Y Geco would reach the maximum standards in our regulations, affirms Paolo Moretti, CEO of RINA. A result of quietness, thanks to the reduction of noise and vibration, never before achieved on a ship of these dimensions. It has involved a complex engineering effort, picking the best raw materials, designing with the latest developed tools, such a virtual simulation up to construction which has led to an excellence certification.”


Developed by the Company’s internal R&D department with Art Director Gian Marco Campanino, M/Y Geco, with its extremely appealing and innovative design, has achieved such results thanks to the in-depth analysis carried out by RINA consultants during the planning stage, to the executive design of the Engineering Office and the Shipyard’s production capabilities.


In particular, during construction, attention was paid to the installation of all machinery and on-board equipment, in relation to both the position and the type anti- vibration elastic supports. The detailed analysis of noise and vibration through the SEA and FEM calculations allowed the optimization, isolation and exhaust distribution, plus numerous tests were carried out on board to verify the effective material damping factor.


Special attention was paid to the elimination of noise in the lower deck in anchor conditions and during night cruising, so as to grant maximum comfort to guests and crew. The ventilation systems were also studied and realized ad hoc with the objective to limit noise and vibration while at the same time grant the necessary cooling/heating performances and capabilities in all environments.


The award ceremony was held on Monday, January 17th in the TISG Academy respecting all the COVID-19 regulations.