Autonomy and Luxury - a Solarwave yacht does not know limited range - even when the sun is not shining. In case of very
long periods of bad weather a generator starts automatically when batteries are low. Light-weight lithium-batteries provide energy for propulsion as well as for all household appliances - 230V (US
110V), day and night - 24/7 - for television, air-conditioning, ice-machine, watermaker, laptop and much more ..... No need to search for a marina to charge the batteries, to get ice, to refuel or to
fill your watertanks.
Batteries - there are various types of lithium-batteries on the market. We use those among the best regarding liability, safety, performance, weight and life-span. Anyway we are building in BMW i3 banks, and if you like your own TESLA batteries.
Cooling and Heating - aeration-system is installed in all cabins, bathrooms and the saloon. It provides individually adjustable cool and fresh air at any time. It also can be combined with an air-conditioning. In reverse mode the heat-pump provides a cosy interior for an all-season use.
Heat Build-Up - no fuel, no gas, no diesel, no combustion-engines - thus no energy-burning which wastes energy to heat. Electric-motors emit less than 10 %.
Reliability - solarpanels are integrated in the roof, so there is no windload on them. Batteries and electric-motors are inside the boat in a dry and safe place. All parts are made of corrosion-resistant materials. All components are virtually free of maintenance. So running-costs are much lower than on a conventionally powered catamaran.
Luxury - energy is always available like at home. All kinds of electric consumers can be connected. Production of up to 3.000 liters of drinking water a day grants you a kind of comfort you would not have considered possible up to now. Silent and emission-free.
Performance and Efficiency - due to their sensationally low weight, the streamlined shape and the towing-tank optimized underwater-lines, Solarwave yachts have less wave drag and friction than other sailing- or motor-yachts. This unique efficiency makes them fast and enables self-sufficient propulsion.
Range - unlimited with electric propulsion.
Redundancy and Safety - all vital components are redundant to ensure double safety. The Solarwave system is safer than any other propulsion like sails or diesel-engines.
Speed - powered by electric motors a Solarwave has a cruising-speed of 6-12 knots and reaches a maximum speed of about 25 knots.
Weight - A Solarwave weights the half or even the third only, compared to a conventionally constructed and powered yacht. Thus she is more efficient - and much faster. This unique weight reduction is the result of a weight-optimizing design, expensive materials (Carbon, Aramid, Epoxy-resin) and elaborate construction techniques.