It is our philosophy to offer our customers the best available Hybrid-Yacht. Not a "Mild-Hybrid" with a range of 10 miles at 4 knots, but a Solar-Hybrid with unlimited range and speeds of more than 10 knots - with electric motors!
SOLARWAVE-YACHTS are always Solar-Hybrid-Yachts, you can choose between serial and parallel hybrid propulsion and various engine-types. On special request your Solarwave can also have sails.
According to the intended use you have several options for the propulsion. All models are also availabel with sails.
Electric-Motor + Range-Extender
Diesel-Motor in combination with Electric-Motor
The special configuration of the components guarantees, that the solarpanels generate more power on an everage day, than the total consumption for all houshold appliances including propulsion at cruising speed! So you can make large passages every day only on solar-power.
For rare exemptions like longer periods of bad weather or a high cruising speed over several days all "Cruiser"- and "Sailor"- Models have a Range-Extender. This is a diesel-generator or a diesel-turbine recharging the lithium-batteries.
The energy can be used for propulsion as well as for the household appliances. Our testing vessels - a Solarwave 46 - sailed 12.000 nm in ca. 2.000 electric engine hours during 5 years. In this 100 weeks the yacht had permanently guests on board. In spite of this high daily energy-consumption, the generator was working only 30 hours in 5 years.
The Range-Extender supplies you with powerful energy whenever it is necessary.
The normal case is the operation on solarpower. At the roof of the yachts high efficiency solar-panels of the latest generation are recharging the light weight lithium-batteries.
The special configuration of the components provides an unique energy-balance: The solar-panels produce more power, than the household AND the electric motors consume on cruising-speed. So the batteries are charged while driving the boat!
We offer following proofed configurations:
* Serial Hybrid - electric motors with turnable saildrives from 10 - 150 kW (replaces
a diesel-engine with 40 - 400 PS)
* Parallel Hybrid - diesel-electric Hybrid-Propulsion from 75 - 300 HP with shaft
* all required components for a self-sufficient supply of the household - no gas on
* all required components for solar-production and storage, 230 VAC permanently