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HIRING: SALES SUPPORT FOR OCEANVOLT USA

Oceanvolt is an industry leader in marine electric propulsion. As interest in electric propulsion grows, we need help responding to initial inquiries and informing customers about our products and electric propulsion. Oceanvolt USA needs sales support in the US market. The primary role will be to respond to questions and help potential customers understand the…
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Electric Sailing Revolution | Kai Malmivaara, GMBA-Middle East

This article was originally posted on the GMBA website. The electric sailing revolution is coming – and though adoption in the marine sector is proving much slower than in the automotive world ashore, progress is being made. However, one has to admit that the market is still relatively small but growing. Today electric systems are…
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OCEANVOLT BRAND AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

Become our brand ambassador and spread the word about clean and silent electric propulsion! Earn product prizes and even money by referring a friend to buy an Oceanvolt system! All you need to do is leave your contact details below to register to the program and share your unique referral code (sent in a return…
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Facts behind the “Electric Shock” article

Jimmy Cornell made the wise decision to end his attempt to travel around the world in Magellan's footsteps with a 100% electric boat. It is a great disappointment for the teams at Outremer, Oceanvolt and E-NAV Systems who have worked hard to deliver the boat on time in the context of the current health crisis.…
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Alex Thomson ceases racing in the Vendée Globe

November 28, 2020. After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town. Thomson last night disconnected the starboard rudder and has since been sailing the yacht with just one rudder. After assessing the situation today,…
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Alex Thomson “sailing once again” onboard HUGO BOSS

Just 48 hours after he unearthed structural damage to his HUGO BOSS boat – on day 13 of the Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race – Alex Thomson has confirmed that he is sailing once again. Thomson discovered damage to the bow area of his IMOCA yacht on Saturday evening UTC and, after alerting his team…
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Structural issue onboard HUGO BOSS

At approximately 19:00 UTC on Saturday 21st November, British Skipper Alex Thomson notified his team on shore of a possible structural issue onboard the HUGO BOSS boat. At the time, Thomson was located approximately 800 miles east of Rio de Janeiro in the South Atlantic ocean, and was 13 days into the Vendée Globe round-the-world…
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HUGO BOSS sailor Alex Thomson on his quest to make British sporting history

For immediate release: Thursday 5th November “This race has consumed me for the past 20 years” British sailor Alex Thomson is just days away from beginning a sporting challenge widely regarded as one of the toughest in the world today. The 46-year-old from Gosport, Hampshire will depart on Sunday (8th November) onboard his HUGO BOSS…
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HIRING: PRODUCTION WORKER (MANUFACTURING)

Job description In this position, you will be working as a production worker, manufacturing Oceanvolt components for electric motors and propulsion systems in our production facility in Vantaa, Finland. Additionally, your role includes participating in customer projects and deliveries. Above all, your main responsibility is to ensure product quality. For this, you will contribute to…
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Sailing La Vagabonde goes electric with Oceanvolt

Super exciting news! Oceanvolt will be supplying Sailing La Vagabonde the electric propulsion for their emissions free boat project! We are so proud to be a part of this project with little Lenny, Elayna & Riley! Check out the video below to learn more:
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Oceanvolt featured in Kauppalehti

"Nokia, Oceanvolt and the world's most demanding solo race around the world - Finnish technology on board the frontrunner." Read the whole article at Kauppalehti - the largest business & trade newspaper in Finland. www.kauppalehti.fi #alexthomsonracing #sailing #vendeeglobe #balticyachts #oceanvolt #VG2020 #kauppalehti #business #nokia
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Baltic Yachts valitsi suomalaisen Oceanvoltin uusimman projektinsa sähkömoottorijärjestelmän toimittajaksi

Lehdistötiedote 25.9.2020 Rakenteilla oleva vene on Suomessa valmistettava sähköinen 68-jalkainen Café Racer. Javier Jaudenesin sunnittelema vene on reilut 20 metriä pitkä ja 5,5 metriä leveä. Ympäristöajattelu leviää kaikille tasoille, myös purjeveneiden ehdottomaan luksusluokkaan. Baltic Yachtsin uusin projekti on kiistattoman vihreä, mutta silti rajun suorituskykyinen jahti. Café Racer 68 ilmentää Baltic Yachtsin jatkuvaa pyrkimystä vähentää sekä…
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HIRING: R&D ENGINEER

Oceanvolt is a leading company in engineering and manufacturing environmentally friendly electric propulsion systems for boating. As R&D Engineer your main responsibility is to create new and develop present designs based on feedback from our production and customers. This includes working with SolidWorks engineering tool creating 3D-models and updating them. The area of design includes…
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OUR CROWDFUNDING ROUND IS NOW OPEN!

Want to invest in a worldwide megatrend and help us make boating cleaner and greener? Our crowdfunding campaign is now live! Go to www.invesdor.com/oceanvolt to learn more! Join us in the quest for sustainable boating. Invest in Finnish cleantech. Invest in Oceanvolt now!
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COMING SOON: CROWDFUNDING ROUND!

We are starting an equity crowdfunding campaign on the 10th of September 2020. If you are interested to learn more, please leave your details in the form below or go click the "Like" button at www.invesdor.com Leave your email to be notified when the round starts * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last…
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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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La Bella Verde – Solar Powered Clean-up Catamaran “IBI”

The Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza has a dedicated target to become free from single- use plastic by 2023. With the recent launch of one of the world’s first solar powered clean-up catamarans, 2019 signifies a major step towards this action. The initiative by the iBi Foundation includes a unique ocean clean-up system that filters and removes plastics…
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