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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Freedom of design

Electric propulsion allows for much greater freedom in boat design. If the design’s form function is weight reduction, an electric propulsion system can be much lighter and fulfil all the propulsion needs. Electric propulsion allows for many more systems to be supported by less weight and tech space. It also enables the required components to…
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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Remote service and system updates

Another huge advantage of electric propulsion, specifically Oceanvolt, is in how service and support can be much quicker and more comprehensive. Because everything is talking together and integrated through the Remote Service Interface (RSI), almost every possible issue can be seen through diagnostic software and services. Anywhere in the world where the vessel can get…
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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Complete power management

A properly designed and installed high Reserve Capacity (RC) battery bank, when combined with a complete power management system and an electric auxiliary propulsion system, gives many new functions and increases the usability of all vessel systems. The user can have a complete picture of the vessel’s power use, generation and remaining RC especially when…
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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Cheaper and easier to own and maintain

There are orders of magnitude less complexity in an electric motor (motor) than in a traditional fossil fuelled internal combustion engine (engine). Because of the highly reduced complexity of motors, breakdowns are far less frequent. Maintenance is a tiny fraction, therefore delivering much lower cost of ownership than a traditional engine driven system. Especially for…
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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Self-sustainable vessels with infinite range

The best value can be realized when designing vessels, and identifying existing vessels, where sailing and hull performance will optimize electric propulsion and the ability to regenerate while under sail. The complete system will combine with solar and/or wind inputs to allow for completely self-sustaining vessels while underway or moored. The hydrogeneration allowed by Oceanvolt…
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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Comparing apples to apples

Understanding the needs and numbers is very important, and there are many misconceptions around power comparisons. The old way was HorsePower (HP) and now we are talking about kilowatts (kW). HP is a marketing number that is based on the engine’s maximum power over time. This HP number is not completely worthless as it allows…
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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Enhanced user experience

From a design standpoint electric propulsion is more in-line with a sailboat’s form functions, enhancing both the sailing and motoring experience. Quicker access to power, concise control and comfort all lead to higher user enjoyment, more frequent use of the vessel and ultimately market growth for sailing as a whole. The helm’s ability to start…
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Value of electric propulsion for sailboats: Intro

Properly designed and installed electric auxiliary propulsion is a far superior propulsion system for sailing vessels than a traditional internal combustion engine. It also replaces the entire power storage and management systems on board with a much more capable, higher capacity and completely integrated whole vessel power system. The higher initial cost does not tell…
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TOMMI LASSILA APPOINTED AS NEW CEO OF OCEANVOLT

Oceanvolt a leading supplier of hybrid electric power & propulsion systems to the boating industry has announced the appointment of Tommi Lassila as their new CEO. He assumed responsibilities on 9.3.2020 and succeeds Markus Mustelin, who has been managing Oceanvolt for the past 3 years. Tommi Lassila is joining Oceanvolt from ABB where he has been…
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Pogo Loxo 32 Electric

The introduction of the Loxo 32 electric cruiser is the result of a collaboration between France’s Pogo Structures sailboat producer and Oceanvolt, the Finnish manufacturer of electric drives, two companies known for innovative design and quality construction. Ratio Electric of the Netherlands supplied the charging and connection systems for the new craft. Pogo Structures is…
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ITA Catamarans ITA 14.99 #3 Hybrid Catamaran

The ITA Catamarans ITA 14.99 is a blue-water cruising catamaran designed by François Perus & Yacht Design Collective. A stylish boat, designed to be sailed short or even singlehanded, and advertised at 10.5 tonnes unladen. Equipped with a generous sail area, daggerboards (1.15/2.30 m) and built in epoxy. Note that the ITA 14.99 is equipped…
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Garcia Yachts Exploration 52

The Garcia Yachts Exploration 52 is a rugged, aluminium bluewater cruiser with a shallow keel, lifting centreboard and twin rudders that enable it to dry out. The Exploration 52 is in every sense the larger sister of the original Exploration 45, which was conceived by bluewater cruising guru Jimmy Cornell and designed to be a…
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Garcia Yachts Exploration 45

The Garcia Yachts Exploration 45 was conceived by bluewater cruising guru Jimmy Cornell and designed to be a go-anywhere yacht. Cornell, the founder of the ARC, has logged over 200,000 cruising miles. His brief for Garcia, and designers Berret-Racoupeau, was to create both the ideal bluewater cruiser and a yacht rugged enough to take on the North West Passage.…
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ITA Catamarans ITA 14.99 #2 Hybrid Catamaran

The ITA Catamarans ITA 14.99 is a blue-water cruising catamaran designed by François Perus & Yacht Design Collective. A stylish boat, designed to be sailed short or even singlehanded, and advertised at 10.5 tonnes unladen. Equipped with a generous sail area, daggerboards (1.15/2.30 m) and built in epoxy. Note that the ITA 14.99 is equipped…
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Linjett 34 Electric

"The biggest benefit in Oceanvolt electric propulsion systems over combustion engines is silence, to be able to use the motor while sailing if the wind is too weak without the noise from a diesel engine. A necessary step forward for the whole boat industry. Low CO2 footprint." – Mattias Wenblad, owner of Linjett 34  …
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Jimmy Cornell visits Oceanvolt to discuss his EL.CA.NO project

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first round the world voyage, Jimmy Cornell is preparing to sail the historic route of the first circumnavigation achieved by Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastian Elcano. In fact, the Basque sailor should be credited with the first round the world voyage, as he sailed with Magellan from the…
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BOOT 2020

Time: 18.-26.1.2020 Location: Messe Düsseldorf Stand: Hall 9 / Stand D56 Sailing enthusiast? Come see our DAME 2017 Award winning ServoProp at stand 9D56 of boot Düsseldorf! Motorboat owner? Find out how our modular AXC shaft drive series can transform your motorboat to clean and quiet electric. To book a meeting at the show contact sales@oceanvolt.com Other…
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Schionning Designs Arrow 1360 #2

Technology used in the electric Schionning Designs Arrow 1360: Boatbuilder: Ocean Youth Sailing Design: Schionning Designs LOA: 13,6 m Boat beam: 7,4 m Displacement: 6800 kg Electric motor system: 2 x Oceanvolt AXC10 electric shaft drive motor Electric motor system nominal power: 2 x 10kW Electric motor system voltage: 48 V Batteries: 21 kWh Valence…
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Leonardo Yachts Eagle 44

Technology used in the electric Eagle 44 : Boatbuilder: Leonardo Yachts Design: Dykstra Naval Architects LOA: 13,33 m Boat beam: 2,76 m Displacement: 5075 kg Electric motor system: Oceanvolt SD8 electric saildrive motor Electric motor system nominal power: 8kW Electric motor system voltage: 48 V Batteries: 14kWh Valence lithium-ion battery pack
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S/Y TITA

The S/Y Tita is an Östersjö 8 designed by Birger Slotte and built in 1945. It has been restored, repaired and refitted with an Oceanvolt AXC10 electric motor system. Technology used in the electric Östersjö 8: Engines: Oceanvolt AXC10 (10kW) shaft drive motor Batteries: 11,4kWh Li-NMC battery bank
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Independent Catamaran IC36

Technology used in the electric IC36 catamaran: Boatbuilder: Independent Catamaran Length: 11 m / 36 ft (waterline) Beam: 6,2 m / 20,34 ft Bridgedeck clearance: 80 cm / 2,63 ft Weight: 2,2 – 2,8 t Draft: 0,85 – 2 m / 2,79 – 6,6 ft Mast height: 15 m / 49 ft Mainsail: 42 sqm…
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HIRING: EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Job Description We are looking to strengthen our software team with a member who has solid experience (preferably at least 2 years) in embedded software development and skills in using C++ programming language. We design software mostly for microcontroller-based systems and write support software for PCs. Knowledge and/or willingness to learn more about ARM based…
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Newport International Boat Show 2019

Time: 12.9-15.9.2019 Location: Newport, Rhode Island, USA Stand: Land Space 10E Come check out Oceanvolt's electric & hybrid propulsion systems at the Newport International Boat Show 2019. To book a meeting at the show contact salesusa@oceanvolt.com
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Vaka Motu Palau’s successful Maiden Journey

Okeanos Vaka Motu Palau, made her maiden voyage of over 4,000 nautical miles across the pacific ocean from Auckland to Palau successfully this May using only 80 litres of biofuel. The traditional double hull sailing canoe will be used for a variety of cultural projects, inter-island travel and sustainability-based education and research, as well as…
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SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING BRINGS OCEANVOLT 2 000 000€

The Oceanvolt crowdfunding campaign on Invesdor's site closed yesterday 6 hours before the deadline when the maximum 2 million € was reached. We are overwhelmed about the fantastic interest in investing in Oceanvolt from people and organisations from 37 counties. To our more than 500 new shareholders we say welcome and thank you for believing in Oceanvolt!
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HIRING: EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

Job Description We are looking to strengthen our software team with a member who has solid experience (preferably at least 2 years) in embedded software development and skills in using C++ programming language. We design software mostly for microcontroller-based systems and write support software for PCs. Knowledge and/or willingness to learn more about ARM based…
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ELECTRIC & HYBRID MARINE WORLD EXPO 2019

Time: 25.-27.6.2019 Location: Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands Stand: Hall 12, stand E1115 To register your free entry go to: https://www.electricandhybridmarineworldexpo.com/en/register.php To book a meeting with Oceanvolt at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2019 please contact sales@oceanvolt.com
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For immediate release: Oceanvolt looking for investments to scale up production

May 28th 2019 Oceanvolt looking for investments to scale up production Finnish electric motor manufacturer Oceanvolt is launching a crowdfunding campaign in which participants receive equity through the online investor platform Invesdor. Starting today and until June 27, 2019, Oceanvolt is looking to raise €0.6M-€2M in exchange of equity between 8.45 and 23.52 %. Through…
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CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN!

The crowdfunding campaign is now open! Go to invesdor.com/oceanvolt or click the "Invest now" button below to learn more! Join us in the quest for sustainable boating. Invest in Finnish cleantech. Invest in Oceanvolt now!
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