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 my existing mount.

I started in May 2014 and was in the water in June. I did the installation myself with help from Oceanvolt (over phone and email).

I sail about 3 times a week from May to November. The system performed to specifications.

The boat is stored in temperatures from 37.7 C. to -28 C.

I don’t need to remove any parts from the system. Electronics and battery included.

The boat runs vibration-free; plenty of power; no smell; easy to maneuver.

I am very pleased with the system and to have Oceanvolt as a partner.

As a small boat owner, I would recommend Oceanvolt.

– Guenther May, owner of the electric Catalina 25

Technical details of the Catalina 25:

  • Boatbuilder: Catalina Yachts
  • Country: United States
  • Length: 7.62 m
  • Beam: 2.44 m
  • Weight: 2064 kg
  • Electric motor system: Oceanvolt SD8.6 sail drive electric motor system
  • Electric motor nominal power: 8.6 kW
  • Electric motor system voltage: 48 volt
  • Electric motor system weight: 46.5 kg

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