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Solar Catamaran SoelCat 12 For Green Tourism

by: Hans van der Broek
solar catamaran soelcat 12 for green tourism | Upload

The government of French Polynesia has launched of the solar-electric catamaran SoelCat 12 approvingly and has waived all taxes. The solar-powered boat is a cooperative effort and has launched into the seas of Bora Bora.

electric white catamaran half on the beach half in the water
Solar Electric Catamaran Launched in Bora Bora

The electric boat has been designed by Soel Yachts with the Okeanos Foundation's support for the Sea and the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort. The first SoelCat 12 is called ‘Okeanos Pearl’ and has taken to the South Seas, where it will charge energy from the sun and ship tourists around with zero emissions. Up to 24 passengers can find a space.
The electric catamaran first came to our attention last year, when Dutch Soel Yachts and Naval DC presented their ship, which can generate all energy for its propulsion system through its own solar roof.
soel yachts, catamaran with solar cells on the roof seen from above
The 120 kW battery alone lasts for six hours of shipping at 8 knots, and the company says that it runs at 60 NM. In other words, the SoelCat 12 requires 2.17kWh of battery capacity per nautical mile.
Add to this solar power generated on a bright day, and the vessel’s cruising speed of 8 knots is prolonged to 8 hours. Lowering the speed to 6.5 knots then results in a 24-hour range, according to SoelYachts.

Aerial view sea, trees, boats, huts

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The integrated boost mode allows higher speeds of up to 14 knots, about 25 kph.
Naval DC built the electric propulsion system and the SoelCat 12 features their Naval UI system, a read-out and monitoring solution that allows guests to follow the data while onboard on their smartphones and tablets. On the technical side, the Naval UI enables the firm to log-into the system and provide service support worldwide remotely.

Sustainable Solar Sea Transportation

The SoelCat 12 is intended as a showpiece and out to make tourism more sustainable. The Okeanos Foundation funded and supported the development of this project. The organization is committed to empowering island nations by providing sustainable sea transportation and implementing a network of fossil fuel-free vessels in the Pacific.


                                             A day with the SoelCat 12, solar electric boat by Soel Yachts

 

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“Tourism’s dependence on fossil fuel is problematic, especially in remote areas. Shipping fuel to those remote places is very costly and vulnerably to supply chain disruptions. So in the interest of the boat operator, the solar option is much more resilient,” according to Susanne Becken, Director, and Professor of Sustainable Tourism at the Griffith Institute for Tourism. The solar electric catamaran can be disassembled and shipped to destinations worldwide, where a local crew can reassemble it.

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

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