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COLMAN FINISHES VENDEE GLOBE WITH 0 FUEL BURNED

New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the eighth edition of the non stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig. He took 16th place when he crossed the finish line at 1400hrs UTC. The elapsed…
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Markus Mustelin Appointed New CEO of Oceanvolt

Oceanvolt a leading supplier of hybrid electric power & propulsion systems to the boating industry has announced the appointment of Markus Mustelin as their new CEO. He will assume responsibilities on 6.3.2017 and will succeed Timo Jaakkola, who has been managing Oceanvolt for the past 4 years. Markus Mustelin is coming from outside the company…
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PRESS RELEASE: POWERNET SUPPLIES OV WITH DC/DC CONVERTER

Oceanvolt, a pioneer in hybrid & electric powered sailing boats needed a charger to convert 48VDC to 12 VDC. Powernet modified a standard DDC4370 unit to comply with the application specific needs and environmental conditions. Oceanvolt’s system is based on a 48V battery bank, but in sailing boats also a 12V or 24V voltage is…
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HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD WITH 0 EMISSIONS!

Week 8 marks another special moment for Conrad Colman in the Vendee Globe as Foresight Natural Energy passed the antimeridian. This is the meridian 180° east or west of the prime meridian which forms a great circle dividing the earth into the Western and Eastern Hemisphere. This means that he is now heading towards home…
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ON THE ROAD TO THE VENDÉE GLOBE 2016

After 14 days 6 hours and 55 minutes of racing, 100% Natural Energy has arrived in Vendée taking the 12th place. The oldest boat in the fleet and having left 24 hours after everyone else, Conrad still arrived ahead of one new generation boat (2015 vs 2005!) One happy and confident skipper! "I still can't believe that I have…
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OCEANVOLT APPOINTS AREA SALES MANAGER USA

"Being on the water is a way of life.  I was very fortunate to grow up on the Jersey Coast learning to sail, cruising and racing with my family and fishing on my grandparent’s 45′ sportfish.  As a resident of Annapolis for nearly 30 years has entrenched me in one of the largest most active yachting communities.  I…
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CTO / PRODUCTION MANAGER

We are looking for a CTO / Production Manager to take responsibility of our production and R&D projects. The systems are being manufactured at our premises at Kaivoksela, Vantaa. The Oceanvolt R&D team consists of professionals in mechanical design, HW and SW design and shipbuilding. The production team consists of technicians and electricians.  The employment can…
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SPONSORING CONRAD COLMAN IN VENDEE GLOBE 2016

We are happy to announce that Oceanvolt will be sponsoring Conrad Colman Ocean Racing in the upcoming Vendee Globe 2016 and the races before it! We will be supplying Conrad's Imoca 60 "Galileo" with a complete 15kW electric propulsion system that will be partially powered by the SolarCloth solar sails installed on the boat. The boat's…
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OCEANVOLT SYSTEMS OFFERED ON 2017 MODEL J/BOATS

The Oceanvolt system is currently offered on the USA built J/88, and starting this fall (2017 model year), will also be offered on the J/95, J/97E, J/112E and J/122E. Imagine sailing on a beautiful day knowing that, even if the wind dies and you're forced to turn on the motor, peace and tranquility are not…
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OCEANVOLT IS MOVING TO LARGER NEW FACILITIES

As our company grows, our current offices and production facilities have become too small for our needs. So from March 8, 2016 onwards you will find our new, significantly larger offices and production facilities next to Tesla Motors. THE NEW ADDRESS IS: Oceanvolt Oy Vetokuja 1 01610 Vantaa Finland
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OCEANVOLT SUPPLIES SAIL FOR GOOD HYDRO GENERATION

We are happy to announce that Oceanvolt has partnered up with Sail For Good to supply them an SD8.6 electric inboard engine & hydro generation system. Sail For Good expedition is a private initiative based on a sailing adventure around the world during 2016-2022 by Meretniemi family from Finland with three children. Their boat during…
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VOYAGE YACHTS TO OFFER OCEANVOLT ELECTRIC MOTORS

VOYAGE yachts, the South-African designer & manufacturer of performance oriented, luxury cruising sailing catamarans is the latest addition to the list of boatbuilders  & designers offering our electric & hybrid propulsion systems in all of their catamaran models. The boat models they will be offering the systems are: VOYAGE 480, VOYAGE 520, VOYAGE 600 & VOYAGE DC45 Founded in 1994,…
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SANTANDER FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR CUSTOMERS IN FINLAND

Good news for our Finnish customers! It's now possible to buy our systems with Santander financing for as low as 145€/month* with a 3 month totally interest-free and cost-free payment period. For more info contact sales@oceanvolt.com! Hyviä uutisia suomalaisille asiakkaillemme. Nyt voit ostaa järjestelmiämme myös Santanderin rahoitusmahdollisuutta hyödyntäen ja saat 3kk täysin korotonta ja kulutonta…
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SCHIONNING DESIGNS RECOMMENDS OCEANVOLT

Schionning Designs joins the long list of boatbuilders, designers and charter companies recommending, offering or using Oceanvolt as the preferred option. Schionning Designs is a design and material supply company that has been working within the marine industry, in Australia and around the World, to engineer and develop luxury cruising and racing multihulls using the best composite solutions.…
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HIRING: AREA SALES MANAGER FOR OCEANVOLT USA

We are looking for an area sales manager for Oceanvolt USA. Oceanvolt USA Inc. is responsible for the sales and support of Oceanvolt in North America. Our biggest customers in the USA include J-Boats and US Watercraft. Oceanvolt USA's company headquarters are currently in Annapolis, MD. We are looking for a motivated person to handle our US…
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OCEANVOLT APPOINTS NEW SALES DIRECTOR

Anssi Sallinen has over 15 years of experience working in sales & ICT Electric and hybrid propulsion system manufacturer Oceanvolt has appointed Anssi Sallinen as its new Sales Director. Anssi has an extensive experience as a director in several ICT and Cloud Computing companies. Anssi has sailed for his whole life, mainly around the cans in…
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ARC 2015 – THOUGHTS FROM THE SKIPPER OF MAESTRO 40

Good vibes from the Atlantic crossing. The gang was great and took care of their own jobs. No wailing and gnashing of teeth even thought time to time the conditions were pretty strict, and 17 days in a small "cup" required a lot of patience. The first three days were quite tough, the wind was confusing and waves came from…
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TUG OF WAR – THE FORCE AWAKENS

What happens when you put two identical Voyage 45 DC charter catamarans head to head in a game of Tug of War? One catamaran is equipped with 2 x 10kW Oceanvolt electric sail drive motors, the other with 2 x 29HP diesels.
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NOW HIRING: MECHANIC

We are looking for a person with strong hands-on mechanical skills to join our production team in our premises in Helsinki, Finland. As a Mechanic, you will be: Assembling Oceanvolt system products: Both mechanical and electrical assembly Verifying functionality of the built products Making quality control of the parts Updating the ERP Allocating the used/created items…
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SAIL’S BEST BOATS 2016 FEATURES OCEANVOLT

SAIL Magazine's Best Boats for 2016 features Oceanvolt electric motor systems together with  J/Boats J/88 Oceanvolt & the Gunboat G4. Few are consistently willing to push the technology envelope and accept the (often considerable) risks that this entails. In the mass production marketplace, Groupe Beneteau stands out. In the high-end custom marketplace it is Gunboat, with this year’s…
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OCEANVOLT ON SAILING ANARCHY

  Mr. Clean came by our stand at METS 2015 and shot a video about Oceanvolt & our Oceanvolt RSI service. WATCH THE VIDEO ON SAILING ANARCHY'S FACEBOOK PAGE >>   We love our green tech and a huge welcome to our newest supporters at Oceanvolt! Check out their leading edge electric propulsion, storage, generation and…
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MAESTRO 40 SAILS FROM FINLAND TO ST. LUCIA

One of the first sailboats ever installed with an Oceanvolt SD motor, the Maestro 40, S/Y Limone, is now heading from Helsinki to Las Palmas to take part in the ARC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. As you know it is against race rules to use the motor during the race, but while transferring the…
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Arcona 380Z – Winner of the Sailing Today Green Award

The Arcona Yachts built and Oceanvolt powered Arcona 380Z has won the Sailing Today Green Award! The winner in this category was selected by an expert editorial panel. The panel wanted to recognize an impressive product or service aiming to make sailing more environmentally friendly. Sweden’s Arcona has long been reputed for its fast, stiff, high-quality cruising…
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COBOAT, THE COWORKING CATAMARAN TO BE POWERED BY OCEANVOLT

"Oceanvolt is pleased to work with Coboat team on this project to make an ecological and self-sustainable propulsion solution for the Coboat catamaran. Althought Oceanvolt has made several SEA – Silent Electric Autonomy - systems for catamarans earlier, this project is especially interesting and technically challenging with 4 x Oceanvolt SD15 electric motors. In addition to…
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INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS ON A BOAT

Solar panel technology has improved tremendously in the past few years. The panels are highly efficient, flexible, walkable and comes with very low weight. They can be attached to the deck or canvas  with fasteners such as Tenax/Loxx, using velcro or glue. Some panels are suitable for boom/mast assembly as well. The latest technology allows…
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GLOBAL SALES EXECUTIVE

We are now looking for a Global Sales Executive to lead and execute the overall company global sales objectives. The task also includes leading the sales team and identifying new sales prospects while maintaining relationships with existing clients.  Global Sales Executive Job Duties: Development of Sales strategies and leadership of the sales team and related…
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