Propulsion Systems for Monohull

The silence of an Oceanvolt electric propulsion is a skipper's dream.  Whether quietly maneuvering through a harbor or motor-sailing on low-wind days to create your own apparent wind, our electric solutions will enhance and extend your sailing enjoyment. 

Oceanvolt offers Hybrid or Electric systems as a power & propulsion option in partnership with many leading monohull boat builders - adding new partners continuously. We also offer repowering solutions for converting away from legacy diesel engines – removing the diesel engine, fuel tanks and exhaust system - cleaning up greasy, smelly engine compartments and freeing up both weight and space below deck.

Oceanvolt systems are scaled and configured to achieve maximum efficiency - taking into consideration boat length, beam and displacement as well as system weight and placement within the boat.  Range, beyond battery capacity, is extended through hydro generation while sailing above 6kn.  This can be complemented with either a portable AC generator or a DC generator (in larger boats or for long distance cruising).

All Oceanvolt systems are engineered to operate at 48 volts for passenger safety and ease of repair. Oceanvolt systems are extremely low maintenance and do not require winterizing (no annual engine maintenance/storage costs).

system & price examples

owner testimonials

  • ELAN E4
    "The motor is just amazing, the maneuvering in the harbor, torque, the silence. Better than we ever expected! We've had now 13 days "off grid" with around 200nm traveled and...
    My decision to change the inboard OMC Zephyr 15513H sail-drive, 2 cycle engine to an Oceanvolt SD8.6 sail-drive I found a reliable and silent propulsion system – Oceanvolt, which fits into...
  • DUFOUR 382
    Nothing spoils the joy of sailing - or a secluded anchorage - more than the noise and smell of diesel engines. Installing an Oceanvolt system in our new boat has...