AbstractA Swiss SME has played a pioneering role in developing and producing innovative clean boats over the last years. Optimal electrical propulsion combined to solar panels allows solar boats to run without noise, smells or vibration. Applications are mainly in touristic context for people sensitive to green mobility. The SME is looking for partners interested by commercial agreement with technical assistance, including after-sale services and accreditation of the boat to local specifications.
DetailsA Swiss SME with a strong expertise in naval architecture and electrical engineering, including hybrid motorization offers innovative clean solar powered boats as well as engineering mandates related to navigation in the area of clean power (electro-solar, hybrid, fuel cells, diesel generator, etc.). The know-how ranges from the feasibility studies to the management of the project. They also market their own propulsion unit which is ideal to equip all of the crafts from 6 to 12 m in length and a carrying capacity of up to 10 tons.
The boats run on clean energy without the inconvenience of noise, smells or even vibrations. They are economical and easy to maintain. Their reliability has been proven through the many units in operation, some for already more than 10 years. These solar boats are extremely popular because they are on the cutting edge of technology as well as ecological. Furthermore, due to their “green” technology and innovation, they might in some cases give access to incentive funding.
Applications are mainly professionals: operators of touristic infrastructures (hotels, resorts, large parks or nature reserves), private companies providing public transportation services, towns and regions, etc. They operate near bodies of water (lakes, rivers, canals, ports, marinas, coastal areas) and seek affordable solutions for mobility respecting the environment.
Close partnerships with European naval boatyards enables the SME to offer an excellent quality at a reasonable cost while remaining close to the customers. The SME has worked successfully with the main classification societies in Europe, like Bureau Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, Rina.
Its technical team has largely contributed to the success of over 40 units that are sailing throughout Europe (France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain), some for over 10 years.
- Balanced combination of nautical know-how and electrical engineering.
- Integration of photovoltaic panels in boat designs, adequate energy storage and optimal electrical propulsion (in-house development)
- Proven technology (40 units in operation, first across the Atlantic, millions of passenger transported, over 50'000 hours of navigation)
- Adequate usage of solar energy in a touristic context: replaces fossil fuels, efficient propulsions, green image.