Originally Posted by gosstyla
What is the battery
bank size? Seems you have about doubled it from the approximately 12KWH indicated on your website.
If the Lithium Ion batterys are used we have
16000 watt usable on board for the motors so if we cruise
at 50 % of power or 7 knots we could run well over 1 hour and 30 minutes before we are out of power and that is not taking into account any solar
generated power .
with the solar panels
we can get as much as 1.5 KW per hour or 2.2 for 1.5 hours or an increase up to 18 Kw or close to 2 hours of run time .
This is at 50 % power or 7.2 knots Range 14 NM
with power setting of 30 % , still good for 6 knots of speed and a hourly consumption
of 5.5 KW we can run well over 3 hours and in daylight even over 4 hours or a range on battery power of 24 NM
Now we are really getting somewhere with battery powered yachts.
Keep in mind that the FastCat
455 will already sail well with only 7 knots of wind
so motors are not needed a lot.