is a 13m aluminium ketch, fully electric, is undergoing a full refit with a Bellmarine 48V DC 20kW shaft drive motor.
Charging sources will be a solar array and wind generator with a back-up diesel 6kW DC generator. The generator will provide sufficient power for continuous motoring in moderate conditions.
The battery bank is 20kWh lithium, 240VAC is supplied from a Victron inverter/charger to facilitate induction cooking. Ben is planning to cruise the Pacific in a sustainable way with both reduced pollution and reduced costs and the added benefits of an electric powered life-style with the all the comforts of home.
Length overall: 13.5 m
Boat beam: 3.6 m
Draft: 0.6 m
Displacement: 12000 kg
Electric motor system: Bellmarine 20kW @ 48V nominal) shaft drive
Electric motor system weight: 133 kg
Batteries: GBS 20kWh lithium battery pack
Generator: future purchase
Propeller: 3 bladed 16,5"x10"
Boatbuilder: owner builder