Why did you choose the Oceanvolt electric motor system?
"Because of the unique way of cooling the system."
How is the system performing?
"There is 2.5kW of solar panels on the boat. You can drive with the 8.6kW motor in sunny weather with 1-1.5kW power just using solar power. The battery capacity is 220A, which is enough for 3-13 hours depending on sunlight. "
What are the key benefits of the Oceanvolt electric motor system in practice?
"It saves fuel, is silent and environmentally friendly. You can drive at low speeds in places where you need accuracy."
How much do you sail?
"9 months of the year."
When do you typically use the system?
"If it is not very windy or I am moving at dark, then I use the electric motor to travel under 15 mile distances. In our home port that is located in a shallow river we always use the electric motor for maneuvering."
Were you surprised by something with the system?
"The power of the motor, meaning how well it is able to move a 12 ton boat. "
Technical details of the electric motorboat:
- Boatbuilder: Custom build
- Country: Finland
- Length: 11 m
- Beam: 3.8 m
- Draft: 1.30 m
- Weight: 12 000 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