Bellmarine powers new SunPower 44’ solar electric yacht
SunPower Yachts is a new Australian boat designer/builder that recently completed the build of it’s first model, the SunPower 44’ VIP on Queensland’s Gold Coast. This ground-breaking luxury yacht encompasses some cutting-edge technology, such as a retractable solar-covered roof, a sleek minimalist interior and an engine room harbouring LiFePo4 batteries and twin Bellmarine 20kW EVO electric motors. The solar array generates enough energy to perpetually cruise at approx 6 knots without depleting the batteries making it a true solar boat. Sunpower Yachts captain Grant Hudson described the sea trial as exceeding his expectations after using zero battery power cruising between 4-6 knots without a generator on board. With optional high-power electric boat motors top speeds of 15-20 knots can be achieved. The first production boat was on display at the recent Sanctuary Cove Boat Show impressing visitors with its elegant lines and truly sustainable package.
For more info on SunPower Yachts visit their website
For more information on the Bellmarine DriveMaster 20kW EVO, see here