Are you dreaming of cruising long distances with your boat - also if there is absolutely no wind? Without diesel-engine? Without fuel? Are you dreaming of lying on anchor for days in a bay - without starting the engine for charging the batteries, without starting the generator?
Solarwave has been cruising more than 8.000 nautical miles in three years solely with electric propulsion, the last 7.000 miles absolutely self sufficient - no fossil fuels at all.
7.000 nautical miles - this is about three atlantic-crossings - not even one drop of fuel - diesel or gas for cooking. "For free" this systems offers luxury, like it could not be realized on a yacht before. " Freezers, fridge, icecubemaker, 5 electric boilers, induction cooktop, stove, microwave, grill, washing-machine, air-condition - all powered by the sun! Can you imagine this?
Solarwave is ready for sail - and in autumn 2013 after a major refit this gorgeous ship is for sale.
You can now order Solar-Yachts - with or without sails - in various sizes. According to your needs and ideas we will design and construct YOUR exclusive and unique Solar-Yacht.
The price? You will be surprised - a Solar-Yacht is really cheaper than a comparable Sailing-Yacht with rigg, sails and diesel-engines - and it offers a kind of luxury that other boats can never achieve - and nearly without maintenance!
Solarwave offers the unique concept of independent energysupply. You get electricity for free for all kinds of consumers on board - for the propulsion, electronics, household appliances, lights. So you enjoy the same comfort as at home. You do not depend on shorepower, diesel or wind. It is you, who chooses the time of departure, the direction and the speed. Because the sun already has done his job - the silent power is already stored in the batteries. No need to wait for wind, no need to start the generator for a cold beer. Always ample energy!
In order to power the system by using solarpower, a certain minimum-area for panels is reqired. A Catamaran offers ideal conditions. Depending on your needs - ocean or intercoastal, daycharter or liveaboard - a certain minimum-size is necessary to offer the comfort you expect.
This concept of an independent and luxury life on board a vessel is applyable to yachts between 35 and 65 feet. Larger Yachts can be build and equipped with this system as well, but sometimes they will have to start the generator.Hybrid-Yachts using diesel-electric-propulsion are possible in any size.
To ensure you absolute security, every Solar-Yacht is equipped with a generator - even the self-sufficent ones. Solarwave - the original - did not use its generator for 3 (three!) years of every-day cruise! To have it, will make you feel safe. Without using the generator you will be able to cross the atlantic with 4 - 6 knots - with the generator it could be 8 knots or more - depending on the boat and the conditions.In any case - these boats are passage-makers with world-wide range - the generator offers you security and higher speed according to your needs.
Solar-Cruising is the modern way to cross an ocean - faster, safer, more comfortable and with less costs and maintenance!
By using the generator for short periods of time, this concept can be applied also for fishing-boats, ferries, even fast going power-catamarans can gain profits out of this system - cost-effective cruising and - a larger range!
We offer you the opportunity to test this fascinating new technology - this new dimension of sailing. Journalists, prospective customers, partners form industries and interested private persons have now the chance to cruise on Solarwave - with noiseless, environmental-friendly and cost-free Solarenergy.
This is no Yachtcharter, it is an offer to meet the future, the new means of transportation, the new dimension of cruising and the new way of living full of luxury.
eine Schiffsreise auf einer privaten Yacht - günstig und preiswert!
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We are frequently beeing asked, what happened to our idea of circumnavigating the world.
Since starting the project in 2008 it was always our aim, to inform people about the feasibility of environmentally-friendly cruising und living and to offer many people the possibility to become aquainted with this system.
This should have happend by circumnavigating the world and by achieving several world-records.
In the meantime two things came about.
1. Planetsolar - another project started to circumnavigate the world with unlimited budged - until now they spent about 100 times more than we spend. They rushed around the world, making only a few stops in a handful of mostly poor countries.
Do you know Buzz Aldrin? No? He was the second man on the moon, right after Neil Armstrong. Everybody knows Neil Armstron.Do you think it makes sense to be the second around the world?
2. We found out, that nobody was interested in the records we achieved - already before Planetsolar even started. And when we realized, that they are going to make a race out of this environmental idea, that they are going to use much more fuel for their support and their "entourage" than it would take to circumnavigate the world with a fleet of diesel-powered boats, we decided, that this cannot be our way.
We did not not want to visit countries that are not even able to assure a normal life and support basic needs of their inhabitants. We wanted to visit upcoming countries that are keen on switching over to solar-power.
So we went to countries where Solrpower really makes sense - and where people can afford it.
This are the two reasons why we changed our plans.
We are now quite sure, that more people met Solarwave and that Solarwave received more media-attention than it would have been with a circumnavigation. Why? Most of the time of a circumnavigation the boat is on the sea - for weeks and weeks, so nobody could see or visit the boat.
Solarwave is now close to the people, we want to show something to them and we want to spread the idea, we want to build boats for everybody. Therefore everybody could contact us and say "hello, I would like to test your boat, can we go out for sea-trials?" And we will answer "Yes - we can!"
And still - the world-record for the first self-sufficent circumnavigation is still available! Because on Solarwave we do not use gas for cooking and our dinghy is not fuel-powered.The first "solar-circumnavigation" has been done - the first "self-sufficent -circumnavigation without fossile fuels" is still available!
We are proud to say, that Solarwave is still the only ocean-going yacht in the world that supplies not only the propulsion, but all other household appliance, the electric bike, the dinghy-outboard and many other amenities and watertoys with solar-power.
We would like to share our technology with you! Solarwave is ready for you to check it - and YOUR dream-yacht is ready to be built!
A Yacht, that offers you what you really expect -
- relaxation, adventure, comfort and luxury
- for a very reasonable price.