The new SunCat 46 yacht is the first large solar yacht in the world built in serial-production. The yacht, 14 m in length, combines eco-friendly technology, luxury and elegant design.
The yacht was designed by Juan Carlos Espinosa and was built in collaboration with the famous yacht manufacturer Horizon. Suncat 46 offers all amenities that a high-class yacht in the 21st century can provide. The resistance and drift dynamic optimized catamaran hull guarantees outstanding handling characteristics and security in all situations for the vessel as well as the crew. SunCat 46 is available in two variations concerning the hull. 5.00 m width and 6.85 m either as a yacht or a passenger ship.
The resistance and drift dynamic optimized catamaran hull guarantees outstanding handling characteristics and security in all situations for the vessel as well as the crew. SunCat 46 is available in two variations concerning the hull. 5.00 m width and 6.85 m either as a yacht or a passenger ship. Equipment, choice of material and handicraft are of highest quality. State-of-the-art technologies are applied to all solarwaterworld yachts. SunCat 46 has a large roof surface ideal to assemble solar cell modules with up to 6 KW capacity. The gained energy is stored in battery units, which provide energy either for propulsion or everyday life on board. SunCat 46 proves: luxury and eco-friendliness is not a contradiction. Furthermore SunCat 46 has a virtually unlimited traveling range due to the use of solar electricity. No further fuel costs occur.
Generous parlor with seating accommodation, galley and helm. Located in the bow is the owner’s cabin including plumbing unit / WC. Guest cabin with plumbing unit / WC is located in the hull.
Maintaining the floorplan the features are arbitrary in the context of the usual yacht standards.
Resistance and drift dynamic optimized catamaran hull made of e-glass and high quality vinylesterresin. Underwater hull has antifouling. Handrails, guardrail and bathing are made of stainless steel. Stainless steel mooring cleats, all round rubbing strake made of black PVC with stainless steel decorative strip, teakwood coated decks, large freight hold, back lock boxes and storage compartments.
SunCat 46 is equipped with two rotating 8kW Kräutler sail drive / rudderpropellers, which provide precise steering characteristics and powerful propulsion. Steering takes place via a hydraulic joy stick, autopilot or manually from the wheel in the driver’s cabin.
Propulsion- / main batteries are located in the floats. They are encapsulated in special battery containers. Every battery container is attached to the hull and equipped with ventilation.
The roof is equipped with Solon solar modules with an overall performance of 6 kW. The capacity of those modules provides enough power for propulsion as well as all on-board systems. Alternatively the batteries can be charged via a land-based charging connection.
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Maximum speed: 14 km/h
Cruising range with sun: unlimited
Cruising range without sun: 8 hours
Length over all: 14.00 m
Width 5.00 m
Draft: 1.20 m
SunCat 46 is the first large solar yacht in the world - built in serial-production. more »
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