Staff and workers at the T. Mariotti shipyards in Genoa, Italy, heard a new sound today as the Main Engine Number Three on Seabourn Sojourn was started for the first time. There is a great buzz in the air – and not just because of the sound coming from the engine – and it was a special moment to see the yacht come to life. (You may recall Chief Engineer Neil Carney on Odyssey compared it to a heartbeat.)
A lot of progress is also being made in the engine room. Generator sets, propulsion systems and electrical main switchboard are already installed, while piping and cabling still need to be run. The workers are striving to test run one generator set by the end of the month.