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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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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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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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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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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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TRASH COLLECTOR “ROSKA-ROOPE”

"Roska-Roope" is a trash collector boat built by Pidä Saaristo Siistinä Ry in Rauma. It is a 50 year anniversary gift for all the waterways in Finland and its users. The idea of the boat is to create awareness about protecting the oceans from trash and pollutions. Oceanvolt AX3 motors ● Two electric motors that…
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HIRING: EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (TRAINEE, PART-TIME)

Job Description In this position, you will be working as an embedded software developer in our software team. We design software mostly for microcontroller-based systems and write support software for PCs. The primary language is C++14. You are required to be familiar either in embedded development or C++ or preferably both. Other skills we value,…
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SHE’S ELECTRIC: THE SPIRIT 44E

Originally published by Spirit Yachts Fully electric with solar panels and no hydrocarbons onboard, the Spirit 44E is at the forefront of sustainable sailing. Due to launch in early 2020, her ringframes have recently gone into build in the Spirit Yachts yard in Suffolk. From afar, the 13.4m Spirit 44E will look like any other…
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Salona Yachts enters the ’green zone’

Salona shipyard decided to expand sailing boats gamma by entering the electric powered area of performance sailing. Salona 33, Salona 35 and Salona 380 will be optionally powered by Oceanvolt electric propulsion system. The sail drive motors are the most advanced patented technology and this alignment with Oceanvolt is a great step forward for Salona…
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Hiring: Production staff member (Assembly of electronics)

Job description In this position, you will be working as a production staff member manufacturing Oceanvolt components for electric motors and propulsion systems. Additionally, your role includes handling customer projects and deliveries. Above all, your main responsibility is to ensure customer satisfaction. To ensure customer satisfaction, you will contribute to improving documentation and providing installations…
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Helsinki International Boat Show 2019

Helsingin Venemessut 2019 Kesä ja uusi veneilykausi lähestyy! Harkitsetko purje- tai moottoriveneesi moottorin vaihtoa? Vaihda nyt äänettömään ja päästöttömään Oceanvolt sähkömoottorijärjestelmään. Tuot veneesi kertaheitolla nykyaikaan ja nautit huolettomista merimaileista! Jos tilaat nyt ehdit vielä saada järjestelmän kesäksi. Kysy tarjousta tai lisätietoa joko suoraan Oceanvoltilta osoitteesta sales@oceanvolt.com tai alla olevilta yhteistyökumppaneiltamme! Helsinki International Boat Show 2019…
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Hiring: System Engineer

As an Oceanvolt System Engineer, your main responsibility is to take the role of project coordinator for each sold Oceanvolt system and follow it through the order, purchasing, manufacturing, delivering, installing, certifying and issuing of the warranty stages. This includes planning and implementing the follow up process as well as communicating the progress to different…
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Hiring: Research and Development Manager

Job description In this key position, your main responsibility is to lead the R&D team and take responsibility for research. Additionally, you are responsible for planning and implementing new programs and protocols. Furthermore, you will oversee the development of new products, monitor the development progress and communicate to and with all relevant stakeholders. For a…
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New Agents for New Zealand & Australia

We've signed contracts with Mr. Claude Desjardins in Australia and Beacon Marine in New Zealand. Our business has increased tremendously in these areas during the past few years and by appointing these new partners we will strengthen the presence of Oceanvolt and the local support towards boat builders and refit yards. Agent & Refit Yard…
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Departure of Ant Arctic Lab

Just a few days to go! Departure on 29th July 9 am from the pontoon in Les Sables d'Olonne 11 am at sea - starting line Norbert will take off from the Vendée Globe pontoon at 9:00 a.m. Once at sea he will sail a final loop in the bay of Les Sables d’Olonne and…
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