Racing

Alex Thomson’s HUGO BOSS

“The decision to install an electric motor onboard our boat was one that we made fairly early on in the design process. For us, Oceanvolt was the clear choice. It was a pleasure to work with the team to develop and integrate a system which is clean, safe, efficient and reliable. We believe it’s our…
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ESSE 850

"As I was looking for a replacement for my inboard gasoline engine, I wanted to make sure the engine would be reliable, safe and easy to use. The Oceanvolt SD6 has proved to be all of that, but also lightweight and silent. My Esse 850 yacht being a day-sailor, it is super convenient for me…
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Open60AAL

"Just checked our Open60AAL today, before she starts her “winter nap” and realized during testing how efficient the two Oceanvolt SD10 are recuperating. That was the last successful power check for this year and I look forward to the ANT ARCTIC LAB departure on 18th July 2021 with no fuel and only electric power on…
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AVE GITANA RACING TRIMARAN

The Ave Gitana electric racing trimaran was built in New Zealand by Grant Wichman and launched 1991 in Auckland. The boat is a Lock Crowther Design #93 built for legendary australian sailors Ian Johnston and Cathy Hawkins. It is the sister ship of their famous Australian Trimaran Balena/ Bullfrog / Verbatim / Pacific Cranes/ Australias Child /…
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IMOCA 60 FOR VENDEE GLOBE 2016

"The Vendee Globe is an opportunity for me to take part in my 3rd race around the world, this time solo, and to become the first Kiwi to do so. The race is not very well known in New Zealand where crewed racing is a lot more famous than solo racing and I look forward…
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L30 ONE DESIGN

The L30 One Design is an electric racing sailboat powered by a 6kW electric sail drive engine & a 5.6kWh propulsion battery pack. Last week we splashed the L30 One Design and performed some sea trials, mainly with the sails, but we checked also the performance under power. The results were really good/excellent: At 2kW the boat…
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GUNBOAT G4

The GUNBOAT G4 is a new multipurpose coastal cruiser-racer that can hit over 30 knots of speed fully foiling. One of the cool features the Gunboat G4 has to offer is the fully retractable Oceanvolt 8kW electric sail drive with Flexofold 2 blade propeller. This makes it possible for the Gunboat G4 to create energy while…
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DAMIEN SEGUIN – CLASS 40

“It’s a dream come true. It feels good to see the boat in the water and it will be a weird feeling to leave the port in ‘silence’!” After having used a 4,2 meter keel boat throughout 2012, Damien Seguin decided to switch to a 40 ft boat. The skipper will be attending the next…
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