Solar electric launch under construction in Tasmania

Our Tasmanian dealer Andrew Denman Marine is currently working on an exciting project for a client in Queensland. The brief was for a design similar to the old Noosa putt putts from early last century that would be used for entertaining and canal/river cruising. David Payne was approached for the early design work and his ‘Cinema launch design’ was stretched to 23′ overall. The boat is constructed using a specially profiled strip plank western red cedar core, with inside and out fibreglass skin. Power will be provided by a Mastervolt 3.5kW DriveMaster Ultra 48V AC motor, equivalent to 10HP. Power will be provided by maintenance free deep cycle AGM batteries and charging will be primarily by thin film Solbianflex solar panels with supplementary charging available from shore power if needed.

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