Here’s a lovely way to go carbon free on the water. Solar-pioneers Heike und Michael Köhler have spent over 5000 days on board their yachts and sailed over 75,000 NM all around the world. From 2005 to 2009 they tested alternative power sources on yachts, with energy production and consumption measurements and focus on self-sufficient power supply as well as electric propulsion. They launched their proof-of-concept SOLARWAVE 46 in 2010 and gave it rigorous sea trials for 5 years with great success.
Today they offer a line of ocean-going production yachts that are fully solar sustainable and powered by solar energy. You won’t occur any fuel engine costs, noise or fumes. There is only a generator on board to power the household appliances. With Silent-Yachts you virtually have unlimited cruising range at speeds of 12kt-20kt. They provide lifetime maintenance-free motors, 25 year solar panel warranty and 8 year battery banks warranty.
Now you can enjoy peace and quiet on board like never before. And be eco-friendly while your at it.