"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 that I never need to refuel the tank, as the batteries are always full when I leave the dock. I also love the fact that there is no more oil or fuel leaks in the boat - nor smell." – Owner of the Esse 850
Born to satisfy the requirements of the “concept author” Josef Schuchter. The ESSE 850 is a fast, technical boat, safe and easy to sail, designed for a crew of only 3 / 4 persons.
Velocity, control and stability are the merits of this new monotype with exceptional performances. Its great success is confirmed by the numerous prizes it has been awarded (European Boat of the Year 2005; “Sail” Yacht of the year 2007 and European Sport Boat Championship winner 2005) and above all by the number of boats sold (120) in the first 4 years of production.
Technology used in the electric Esse 850 sailboat:
- Boatbuilder: Esse Boats
- Installation year: 2019
- Length overall: 8.5 m
- Boat beam: 2.20 m
- Draft: 2m /1.5 m
- Displacement: 1260 kg
- Electric motor system: Oceanvolt SD6 electric sail drive motor
- Electric motor system nominal power: 6 kW
- Electric motor system voltage: 48 V
- Batteries: 9,5kWh lithium-ion battery pack