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Old 31-12-2012, 16:45   #76
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^^^ I can taste a little bit of sick in my mouth after looking at that picture.
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^^^ I can taste a little bit of sick in my mouth after looking at that picture.
Why is that? It is a power cat trawler, nothing wrong with that, right?
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Why is that?
Its lack of styling and lines hurts my eyes

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It is a power cat trawler, nothing wrong with that, right?
Nothing wrong with that at all, if done right
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With 6 kw of solar panels, you could live the A/C lifestyle on the hook with no genset usage. The galley is fully electric, even using an induction cook top.


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Old 31-12-2012, 21:10   #80
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Yeah, I was on that boat, either Miami or Fort Lauderdale boat show. Neat concept, but I have to agree that it was a poorly thought out design. I told the company's owner he was really pioneering a new concept but my real thoughts were nice try amigo but no cigar.

The other thing is that it was supposed to have some amazing numbers, I think 50 mpg or something, it ended up about the same as a lot of other boats.

I think that there are better ways to integrate the panels but frankly a sail works pretty good to make way for free. The main advantage I can see for a boat like that is on the hook. No generator burn.

I know a guy with an Endeavor 48 Catamaran motor cruiser (the one made in Clearwater, FL) with extra panels, he claims he never turns on the generator even for AC.
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With 6 kw of solar panels, you could live the A/C lifestyle on the hook with no genset usage. The galley is fully electric, even using an induction cook top.
Come back and show me the sleeker looking 50 ft version.
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Come back and show me the sleeker looking 50 ft version.
Yeah, I think that is a major failing of the design. Trying to do too much in too small of a boat. It would have made a much better 50 or 60 footer.

Probably would have been better to take an existing super efficient design and put a huge fixed roof with panels on it.

To give the guy his due, he has a bigger one on the drawing board, not sure if it ever got made. Good luck to him though, wish more folks would be innovating new ways of doing things.
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Come back and show me the sleeker looking 50 ft version.
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Come back and show me the sleeker looking 50 ft version.
Plenty of room here for a large solar array.



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Sure please do so.
G'day mate, the boat I had my eye on sold shortly after my last post...Never mind, there will be others down the track.

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I have enjoyed reading this thread from the beginning. I landed on it from doing a search on Nordhavn because some friends just arrived in Panama today on their 43'.

On to a different concept, diesel-electric-solar hybrid.

If you don't mind a slow passage at 3.9 kt, then the 6 kw of panels will allow it with no consumption of diesel. There is a pair of ultra efficient Steyr 75 hp diesels for a more conventional speed.
Have they done any (ocean) passage in it?
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Have they done any (ocean) passage in it?
The solar, no.


The Nordhavn, not yet except across the Caribbean to Panama.
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Re: Powerboat Circumnavigation Possible ?

Forget the Hybrid for a boat in salt water, they definitely work but indefinitely.
Get yourself information on using multi fuels in your standard diesel engine and you can reduce your costs enormously.
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Average cost of mast rigging, winches, furlers, sails, spi, cleats, etc.. for a 48ft 150 000 $.
$150,000 to rig a 48 foot boat??? You need to shop around more!
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