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Oyster Yachts Selects Fischer Panda UK Variable Speed Generators for New Oyster 495
Complete systems specialist signs agreement to supply its next generation 8000i solution for reliable and efficient power around the world onboard British boatbuilder’s benchmark bluewater cruiser
British boatbuilder Oyster Yachts has selected the Fischer Panda UK variable speed iSeries generators as standard fit onboard the new Oyster 495.
The agreement for Fischer Panda UK to supply its 8000i genset for Oyster’s benchmark 50-foot bluewater cruiser is the latest endorsement for the complete systems specialist, indicating that the quiet and compact generators are the units of choice to meet the high standards upheld by the world’s leading yacht manufacturers.
Oyster Yachts is offering the light and compact Panda 8000i standard capsule design in multi-voltage EU 230V and US 120V as an option for Oyster 495 owners across the world, with ten generators already supplied for installation on the initial production models.
The Fischer Panda UK units will provide Oyster Yachts customers with the latest variable speed technology and industry-leading super-silent operation to run on-board systems and appliances, and charge batteries, on the stylish new Oyster 495.
The first all-new Oyster under Richard Hadida’s ownership, the Oyster 495 redefines proven design concepts and heralds a return to the 50-foot market where the brand made its name, offering a stunning combination of performance, comfort and style, with a host of practical seamanlike features. Easy to handle for a family crew, the yacht opens the door to a new cohort of Oyster owners, whether it is for exploring coastal waters, crossing oceans or circumnavigating the globe.
“We are delighted to partner with Fischer Panda UK – their next generation 8000i generator meets the same high standards we hold ourselves to and adds another level of quality to our yachts that sets Oyster apart from the competition,” comments Richard Hadida, CEO and Owner of Oyster Yachts.
Ideal for running high start-up loads such as multiple air conditioning units, water makers, dive compressors and electric cooking, Fischer Panda UK’s environmentally friendly 8000i is ideal for boats from 45 to 85-foot and for boat owners with limited space who are looking for independence away from marinas or shore power.
The 8000i is fitted with the renowned Fischer Panda sound insulation and efficient twin circuit water cooling and is characterised by its high efficiency, quiet operation and compact design, like all iSeries Fischer Panda inverter generators featuring variable speed control. The next generation technology means the speed of the diesel engine is adjusted according to the user’s changing power requirements while the output voltage always remains constant from the PMGI inverter. This not only significantly improves fuel efficiency, but also benefits the environment as the engine is always working correctly loaded thereby operating at its most efficient, with reduced wear and emissions in comparison with a traditional generator with fixed speed RPM.
Chris Fower, Sales and Marketing Director, Fischer Panda UK, said: “We are pleased to partner with Oyster Yachts on this landmark yacht in a supply agreement which once again highlights our capabilities to supply multi-voltage, multi-frequency generators to fulfil the requirements of global boatbuilders. Our iSeries generators are quiet, light, environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient power and battery-charging solutions that will offer Oyster customers the reliable and non-intrusive onboard experience they expect. The Oyster 495 also features Mastervolt and CZone systems, which is technology Fischer Panda generators integrate into via NMEA2000 communication outputs.”
Visit Fischer Panda UK at Southampton Boat Show on Stand E020
The iSeries generators are included in the product range on show in Fischer Panda UK’s display trailer at Southampton Boat Show. Providing visitors with a first-hand, interactive experience of its complete system capability, the marine generator, electric propulsion, air-conditioning, watermaker, and power monitoring and control supplier is bringing its latest technology and equipment direct to boaters with live demonstrations and the chance to see, hear and operate the products for themselves.
For more information about Fischer Panda UK’s range of products, go to www.fischerpanda.co.uk.
For further information, please contact:
Fischer Panda UK
+44 (0)1202 820840
+44 (0) 1202 669244
About Fischer Panda UK
Fischer Panda UK Ltd offers full-system design capability, servicing and aftercare as a leading distributor of diesel generators and a major supplier of the latest technology in air-conditioning systems, hybrid electric propulsion systems, integrated mobile power solutions and watermakers for a variety of commercial and leisure vessels.
Renowned worldwide as innovative, reliable and extremely quiet, the extensive Fischer Panda range of compact diesel generators includes its next generation highly efficient and powerful variable speed iSeries-Generators. Fischer Panda generators from the Panda 4000s Neo up to the next generation iSeries Panda 45i genset have passed type approval by members of the IACS (International Association of Classification Societies) board.
Other world-class products from Fischer Panda UK include desalination systems from Sea Recovery, HRO, and Village Marine, with models suitable for day-boats to warships and offshore platforms, plus air-conditioning systems from leading marine HVAC supplier Dometic, CZone digital switching and Mastervolt power solutions.
Fischer Panda UK is ISO UKAS 9000/1 accredited and operates from a purpose built 9,000 sq. ft facility in Verwood, Dorset. Its experienced engineers, sales and operational staff work with OEMs to develop integrated systems for custom vessels and offer specialist technical support and on-going aftercare to its customers.
Also active in the military and automotive sectors, the company works with UK MOD and other armies around the world providing solutions for specialist vehicle and land-based applications. Two thirds of Formula 1 mobile truck units install Fischer Panda generators, as do the BBC, Sky and many other mobile broadcasting vehicles.
Operating since 1977, Fischer Panda GmbH is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany. The Fischer Panda team covers more than 500 technicians and partners in over 90 countries worldwide.