the soelcat 12 solar electric catamaran is like a floating tesla

the soelcat 12 solar electric catamaran is like a floating tesla

the dutch company soel yachts is determined to change the boating industry by addressing sustainable sea transportation. together with its partner naval DC, they put 11 years of solar electric naval architecture experience into the soelcat ’12’, a fully sustainable vessel proven for saltwater operations. the solar electric 16-person catamaran, built in new zealand, will be launched in auckland. energy autonomous and ready for water taxi services, dive operations and reef excursions, the ‘soelcat 12’ reduces all disturbing sound and CO2 emissions in harbours, lagoons and oceans.



soel yachts’ naval UI monitoring, alarm & control system keeps all passengers on board the ‘soelcat 12’ informed about the important system data. this makes understanding energy flows simpler, thus educating people to drive the vessel more energy aware. all it takes is to connect smart devices via the electric catamaran’s guest wi-fi. while the captain controls the lights and systems via the naval UI, guests on board can connect with their smartphone to the vessel’s sound system and play music wirelessly. the naval UI also provides remote monitoring capabilities, so naval DC can assist in providing system services remotely.



engineered and designed as a smart modular vessel, the solar electric yacht can be disassembled and transported to any location at very low rates via two 40ft containers. this vessel not only allows for quieter, more pleasant rides and tours, it also provides comfort at higher speeds, without having to make compromises on-board.

  • Compared to most ‘yacht’ type boats presented here, this is intelligent. I can see many parts of the world where this could be useful. Maybe a version with poly-wicker seating rather than cushions would be appropriate. I can see aqua UBER. Good one.


    JimCan says:
  • Wonderful!
    Ocean crossings?

    livingston says:

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