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News 12/6/13 It has been a very last two months with Electric Yachts of Southern California. We have recently installed sysems in boats from a Catalina 30 (10000lbs) to an Ingred 38 (24000lbs). Our most important addition was our first grandchild with a displacement of 7lbs. We well be attending the "Big Bay Boat Show" at the Sunroad Marina, San Diego from January 23 through 26.
11/5/13 The US Sailing Boat Show at Annapolis was a great success. It was then followed by Strictly Sail Long Beach where we met so many friends who have converted to electric and demonstrated 6 electric systems to all the attendees. We were by far the most visited booth. Some of the new systems installed in the last two weeks include a Baba 35, a Challenger 32, an O'Day 32, and a Newport 27. We have several larger boats in the build cycle including two 40 foot cruising sailboats.
Look for us next in San Diego at the Sunroad Boat Show 10/9/13 We are going to Annapolis for the boat show. New products
QuietTorque 30.0 is a 72v system built on the very successful 20.0 platform. The new system will push boats up to 28000 pounds with authority. We will let you know of any really interesting things we see in Annapolis. 10/1/13 Well Summer is gone and Fall is happening. Are you taking your boat out of the water or are you a year round in the water? Does it matter for an electric boat? Not really. Without water cooling system, through hulls, impellers, heat exchanger, exhaust, engine oil, transmission oil, carbarator/fuel injector, there is very little to do for non operational time.
Electric Yacht is approaching 250 installations. We have just installed a system on a Westsail 32 with a new product to be announced next week at the US Sailboat Show Annapolis. Look for a larger more powerful QuietTorque system, dc Generators, and the next generation of the parallel hybrid.
We will be presenting at the Strictly Sail Long Beach. We will be conducting a seminar prior to the Nigel Calder seminar. Hope to see you there.
Update on Hybrid System As you have read on the website, we installed a serial hybrid on a 20000lb Gulfstar back in 2012. That system included a custom 20.0 motor (48v with 450amp battery system) and a 7kw AC generator. We have also finished our second installed hybrid, a parallel system that included the installation of a 15hp Yanmar plus a H-Drive Sail 8.0 and a 100AH AGM 48v battery pack. Many of our clients and friends use portable generators to create hybrid systems on their boats and these function well within limits. The hybrid systems from Electric Yacht are engineered and designed to function at a very high capacity in the marine environment.
Fluke is our Columbia 9. (31.5ft) and our latest hybrid system - diesel propulsion plus electric propulsion to the shaft. The diesel is also the power for turning the electric motor into a generator to provide power to the batteries and house.
Diesel and H-Drive Sail 8.0 installed with Controller mounted on side
The Columbia had been sitting at at dock for over three years without an installed motor. The Yanmar 2QM15 diesel was offered as an option back in the late 70's. We installed it along with our H-Drive Sail 8.0 mounted above the transmission. This allow us to push the boat with either the diesel or the electric at hull speed and recharge the batteries when spinning the prop by sail or by the diesel. We programed the electric hybrid system in generator mode to 1.2kw (it has the capacity of 8.0kw) as the diesel does not have enough power to drive the electric at greater output and the boat at the same time. Our next version will increase our options for generation.
More pictures are in the photo gallery under "Fluke"