ZEN Yachts, the company that creates the first electric catamaran in Barcelona. What are its main qualities?
Over the last few years, it has been possible to verify how an overexposure to oil has become a problem. At times when there is instability in the price, the price of fuel skyrockets, which ends up resulting in a higher cost for the user of the boats. Many boat manufacturers of different types are beginning to bet on the introduction of electrical mechanicswhich leads to a change in the way of understanding these means of transport.
The incorporation of an electric set stands out, as is logical, for the replacement of conventional internal combustion mechanics. In addition, additional solutions are carried out, such as the installation of solar panels and battery packs, which reduce available space. Even so, the first projects are beginning to appear and it is possible to observe how work has been done to eliminate any possible discomfort.
One of the companies that has taken the most advantage of electrification is ZEN Yachts, a company that has been able to enhance the benefits of sustainable mechanics. Non-dependence on oil has not been linked to design, which demonstrates how there is complete compatibility between an electrical technology and beauty when it comes to boats. Under this prism, its first model, the ZEN50, is already being produced in a shipyard near Barcelona.
It is a boat that has had to modify its dimensions to give rise to a kind of roof in order to place the solar panels, which are essential for enjoy greater autonomy on the high seas. Thanks to a refoundation in the aesthetic plane, it is possible to have a technology designed, above all, to offer great performance without the obligation to emit polluting particles.
Let’s see, therefore, what are the characteristics of a fully electric catamaran to understand what are the trends that will come over the next few years on the market, why we are facing a differential proposal in terms of efficiency and, of course, when it will be available to see it live. Here are some of the salient features of the aforementioned ZEN50.
ZEN50, a boat designed to be a success in the electric market
Considering how advanced its development is, it could be said that it is one of the few alternatives that are present in the alternative industry. Even so, it may set a trend, since the market points to potential electrification, something that is already much more advanced in markets such as that of the automobile and that of urban mopeds. To what extent is ZEN Yachts a leader in the purely electric option segment?
As can be read in the specialized portal Electrek, we are facing a project that draws attention for seat a total of 12 passengers. It has a double motorization of 40 kW each, enough to reach very respectable speeds. In terms of its sunroof, it will run at a speed of 4.5 or 5 knots without the need for any power outlet assistance.
In addition, as an aid to efficiency, it has an Oceanswings OWS 3.2 wing sail from Ayro. Thanks to this solution, you get obtain the highest efficiency when circulating on the high seas. These types of options are what allow electric boats to be a substitute for those that have conventional mechanics. Now, what is another requirement to achieve valid operation with electrical mechanics? The presence of a body produced in carbon fiber.
A high level of equipment to enjoy all the comforts
It is striking to see how it will have a whole series of top-level equipment solutions. One of the most notable is its compatibility with Starlink, Elon Musk’s network to provide Internet coverage to the Planet. Regarding its mechanics, its maximum speed is 14 knots, which shows how, once again, there can be a compatibility between electrical mechanics and speed. This is further aided by the advanced type of sail foreseen above.
In terms of autonomy, this sustainable catamaran you will enjoy 180 nautical miles of range in a period of 24 hours. It is a very interesting record considering that it is a pleasure boat. In this sense, as is logical, it is not possible to achieve the records that would be obtained with a diesel-based proposal.
ZEN Yachts, on the other hand, has reaffirmed its position to achieve a zero carbon footprint for the year 2030. We will have to wait a while, therefore, to know if the objectives proposed by the manufacturer of sustainable luxury yachts are achieved.
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