“We enjoy working with Oceanvolt because they are also at the forefront of the transition to emissions free sailing. Like us, most of the people there are sailors too, so it really feels like they are part of our team and vice-versa.” – Igor Kluin, CEO of Vaan Yachts

In the spirit of Vaan's R4, Dutch-based builder Vaan Yachts are offering a new 49-foot catamaran. With construction still in recycled aluminum, this model is built using a maximum of recyclable materials that have sometimes already been recycled themselves, and/or are biosourced. Propulsion is provided by electric motors from Oceanvolt.


Photo credit: Multihulls World

Technology used in the electric VAAN R5 catamaran:

  • Boatbuilder: Vaan Yachts
  • Naval architect: Dykstra Naval Architects
  • Length overall: 14.94 m
  • Beam: 7.99 m
  • Light displacement: approx. 37,500 lbs (17 t)
  • Electric motor system: 2 x Oceanvolt AXC30 electric shaftdrive motor
  • Electric motor system nominal power: 2 x 30kW
  • Electric motor system voltage: 48 V
  • Propulsion batteries: 86.4kWh MG battery pack
  • Optional generator: 18kW DC generator

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