"Racing with Oceanvolt – winning the Ostar 2022 (original single-handed transatlantic race) across the North Atlantic – from Plymouth to Newport with Lifgun. I had plenty of questions beforehand this race, one question was always the drag of the two feathering props during racing. Regeneration was allowing me to take on less fuel (which means less weight) for the race, the system proven to be reliable and trustworthy during that hardcore race. The ongoing improvements of the software for the ServoProps is making the whole package every year better without doing changes on the physical installation. Very pleased after over 12’000 miles sailing with Oceanvolt propulsion! It’s cool to regenerate energy even at 48 knots of wind" – Owner of the Pegasus 50 hull #3
The European Yacht of the Year 2021 nominated sailing yacht Pegasus 50 is produced by the Slovenian brand Pegasus Yachts since 2020. The Pegasus 50 is a 14.98 meter cruising yacht with a Mediterranean cockpit with 2 guest cabins and a draft of 2.30 meters.
What makes the Pegasus 50 hull #3 "Lifgun" special is that its regular diesel motor system has been replaced with two Oceanvolt ServoProp 15 at the factory making it a totally self-sufficient cruiser!
"The main advantage of the electric propulsion system in my point of view is that you can gain electricity when you sail. So it is actually the opposite of a traditional propulsion system, instead of consuming electricity you are actually generating it. My experience with sailing is that energy is key. As long as you have energy you have an autopilot which is working, a watermaker which is working and you can watch movies. That is civilisation, independence and freedom. All the luxury is based on energy. When I am sailing I always have in excess of energy and that's cool!" – Owner of the Pegasus 50 hull #3
Technology used in the electric Pegasus 50 sailboat:
- Boatbuilder: Pegasus Yachts
- Length overall: 14.98 m
- Boat beam: 4.83 m
- Displacement: 12300 kg
- Electric motor system: 2 x Oceanvolt ServoProp 15 saildrive motors
- Electric motor system nominal power: 2 x 15kW
- Electric motor system voltage: 48 V
- Propulsion batteries: 38,5kWh lithium battery pack
- DC generator: 11kWh Fischer Panda