The cumulative effects of all of our vessels operating on the marine environment is for the most part unknown. What we do know is that our CO2 emissions, the biocides and heavy metals leaching from our antifoul, as well as general waste that all find its way to the ocean needs to stop. Now.
Sail Electric is the engineering division of the project, and we are putting the theory into practice. SV Muhuhu and SV Nazca sail 100% electric, testing new ideas and technology throughout the South West. Nazca was the first vessel of its kind to sail the Bristol Channel. We are seasoned sailors with an inspired crew, providing consultancy, performance analysis, design and commissioning of next generation power and propulsion at sea.
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We are accelerating the shift away from our reliance on fossil fuels. .
In collaboration with Auriga Energy, using their Hydrogen Fuel Cell evolved from the highly successful Hydrogenesis project in Bristol harbour, together we are adopting the technology in our research yacht, trialling in the challenging waters of the Bristol Channel as a proof of concept. Research that lays a foundation for a new era of maritime power that is scalable and adaptable for a marine carbon zero future.
We aim to create a global vision from within the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere reserve to help inspire a greener world.
With the second largest boating community in the UK on our doorstep, we lead by example.
The methods and technology we have adopted are being trialled in one of the toughest navigational areas there is. If it works here, it will work anywhere.
We are considering tourism, education, socio economics, transport and energy from a maritime perspective, forming roadmaps that can lead to a future where everyone can easily choose to have less impact on the environment, and even positively contribute.
NDMP use case studies bring clean energy opportunities to light, providing a greater opportunity to evolve a widespread carbon zero plan in North Devon in the shortest possible time frame.
Community lead with your feedback, our ideas, our lifestyle choices, and how we portray them will be the key to accelerating the transition to Net Zero for everyone.
In the spring of 2022 we plan to open a new centre. This will be a hub for science and innovation, that will provide an opportunity to engage the local community and our wider audience.
A site that can inspire young people to aid our cause, and generate positive engagement within our communities that will make us all stronger, and better informed.
Nazca is our Contessa 34 research vessel, a classic racer come performance cruiser. Demonstrating a 100% zero emission concept, she is our working yacht. A true classic with a modern twist on a marine science mission.
This is the first ever UK passenger ferry powered by Hydrogen, operating in Bristol Harbour. The work we undertake to reach net zero requires new thinking, this boat and the team behind it are a key project partner.
Living off the grid in 2021, from Plymouth to the Isles of Scilly, Muhuhu is setting the standard for low impact cruising. A Bellmarine 15kW liquid cooled motor, full Victron Energy power & monitoring suite with B&G navigation.
A full refit and rewire when preparing this 74ft yacht for a round the world expedition to study ocean plastic. Remote monitoring allows us to advise and develop measures to further improve their carbon footprint.
A Bavaria 44 with a system wide upgrade. Shifting from AGM to LiFePO4, LPG to electric cooking, optimising the inboard to take a second 5kW alternator and adding bifacial solar and wind, with vessel wide networking.
A beautiful example of a sadler 25. Now trialing a new type of hybrid powertrain, aimed at boats who do not have a regular dock to plug into, a key next step so we can begin to decarbonise our harbours and ports.
With over a decade of installations, research, development and deployments in the four corners of the earth. With advanced monitoring and and remote control, Victron Energy are instrumental to how we upgrade vessels.
We recognise that every vessel is different. sailing in varied locations, often across oceans. There is not one system or product thats fits all. We work with a world class supply chain, and certifying bodies. To suit you and your boat.
From custom arches, to world leading efficiency flexible solar you can walk on. Maximising onboard renewables is key to sustainable boating. maximising performance, from above and below ensures you stay off grid, for longer.
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