Established in 2014, Adler Yacht is a Swiss company with boatbuilding facilities in Italy.

Alessandro Barizzi,

Alessandro Barizzi, Adler Yachts CEO

Alessandro Barizzi took the helm of Adler Yacht in 2014 having worked more than 25 years in the aviation industry.

In his new role, his sales and marketing expertise served the development of Adler Suprema, a 23m flybridge yacht built on spec by Cantiere Alto Adriatico (CAA) in Italy.

Launched in September 2016, Adler Suprema is a full-carbon motoryacht featuring a hybrid propulsion system, which the company claims sets it apart from what’s available today in the market.

According to Barizzi, the Adler Suprema is equipped with “a fully integrated E-Unit (hybrid system) with the conventional diesel propulsion to maximize efficiencies at all power regimes and conditions.”

Hybrid propulsion system

Adler Suprema is equipped with a hybrid marine solution (HMS). The package includes carbon propellers with twin diesel Caterpillar engines and twin ATE high-efficiency 100kW e-units, which alone can provide up to 60min of silent electric propulsion at 8 knots (with a full recharge taking an hour).

According to the builder emission- and vibration-free propulsion can be achieved up to 10 knots, but when the situation calls for speed, the Suprema can provide a maximum output of up to 28 knots and a high-speed cruising of 22 knots.

In addition, the variable-speed electric propulsion system can deliver gentle docking manoeuvres that are silent and easy to handle.

Adler Yachts HPS

Engine room of Adler Suprema.

Newcomer with big ambitions

Coming from the drawing board of the Italian yacht design studio Nuvolari-Lenard, the Adler Suprema is the first of a series of projects currently in development.

“At Adler Yacht, we are working on a number of other projects to grow our product line, including an evolution of the Suprema with more outdoor space and interior adaptations,” Barizzi explains. “It is our ethos to bring a yacht owner fully into the build process of everything beyond the technical platform and the hull, so they are not just buying a yacht but feel they are participating in creating it.”

Barizzi told IBI that the shipyard has the capacity to build up to eight projects in a year. The shipyard, Cantiere Alto Adriatico (CAA) is located in Monfalcone on the coast of the Gulf of Trieste. In addition to boatuilding the yard also provides restoration, refurbishment and servicing for power and sail boats.

Cantiere Alto Adriatico

Adler Yacht product range is built by Cantiere Alto Adriatico. The shipyard is located in Monfalcone on the coast of the Gulf of Trieste

CAA’s production facility covers 20,000sq m space including two state-of-the-art equipped hangars that can accommodate vessels up to 9m height for light or heavy maintenance. Besides, CAA operates a 3,000sq m dry dock. In all, the yard has available space for 100-plus vessels ranging 4m-27m (15ft-90ft) and more and the company also operates a marina with mooring space for up to 16 vessels of 21m-plus (70ft-plus).

Adler Suprema

Adler Suprema

Adler Suprema hull #1 built on spec at CAA in Italy

Adler Suprema has been designed to accommodate between six and ten guests in three or five high density cabin arrangements, as well as two live-aboard crew. In the former arrangement, the full-beam master cabin amidships on the lower deck includes a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom, while double en-suite guest cabins are located to the bow and the stern.

The yachts is also equipped with under-floor heating on the main deck and lower deck bathrooms. There is an infrared heating strip on the stern cockpit to protect against chilly conditions.

The builder says that much effort has been made to make technology a key part of the Adler Suprema’s appeal. iPad controls allow an owner to monitor and change the settings of the yacht’s various systems, even when not on board. For ultimate discretion, privacy glass provides one-touch transformation of windows into opaque glass panels.

In all, the Adler Suprema boasts a number of features that comes from aviation, automotive and marine backgrounds.