Operating an electric propulsion technology based boat in a professional workboat or transportation environment is significantly more cost efficient than using fossil fuels, mainly due to near zero maintenance costs compared to a diesel engine but also due to lower fuel costs.
As the world leader in yacht and catamaran electric and hybrid propulsion solutions, Oceanvolt has a unique position to help customers in the professional marine segment to capture the advantages of this new disruptive technology. We already have hundreds of boats in the water with both hybrid and pure electric solutions deployed.
As the cost comparison below shows, the switch from diesel to hybrid can be justified numbers alone. As you can see from the facts, this is actually heavily biased against the hybrid solution because the generator has to run so much. If the comparison would be a pure electric solution – for e.g. a small ferry in a urban environment – the numbers would be very different.
This real-world example is based on the following numbers:
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your specific problem and we’ll work with you to see what the break even point would be.
We are able to provide our customers full 24/7 global management, service and monitoring, called RSI alongside a standard two-year warranty. The principle is the same as the service Rolls Royce provides with aircraft turbines for airlines and aircraft manufacturers. Each component of the Oceanvolt electric or hybrid solution is connected via industry standard Controller Area Network (CAN) bus, enabling devices to talk to each other and to Oceanvolt’s HQ securely via Internet and monitored real-time. Besides monitoring, Oceanvolt engineers are able to solve about 90 % of faults remotely by accessing components directly. Hence, Oceanvolt RSI brings Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology to marine propulsion.
Several of Oceanvolt’s customers who run charter businesses see RSI as a key competitive advantage; interruptions to business from propulsion related problems are significantly lower and can be solved faster than when using diesel engines where RSI is not available.