Oceanvolt’s innovative, fully integrated SEA electric motor system (Silent Electric Autonomy) is being installed on the first 2016 model J/88 to be launched this summer in Newport, Rhode Island.
“The Oceanvolt SEA system has clear benefits compared to diesel motors, the most significant being silent operation, no emissions and low maintenance. On a fullcharge there is enough battery power to go up to 25 nm with no sail or solar power support. Add in both of those elements, and the J/88 can conceivably go all day under mainsail enhanced apparent wind generation and 600 watts of solar panels traveling at over 5 kts.”
Pittman Innovation Award Winner
Solar Panel Sail Technology
This design incorporates super-thin 65 micron film containing highly efficiency photovoltaic cells that will produce 600 watts per hour. The cells are flexible enough to be used on mainsails that get rolled or folded.
Click the link to learn more: J/88 Oceanvolt SEA (PDF)