No more generator noise to ruin the sunset at the anchorage and an end to regular stops at the fuel dock. The Solarwave 62 received NauticExpo’s i-NOVO ECO Award for this promising future. The 62 is the latest in a line of fully autonomous all-electric catamarans produced by the Swiss company Solarwave and Turkish shipyard NEDSHIP.
Since its presentation last year in Cannes, construction has begun on hull number three of the ocean-going luxury yacht. Solar panels cover every square centimeter of the roof and the retractable flybridge hardtop, supplying power to the electric motor and every on-board device that requires energy.
Surplus panel production charges a battery pack for cloudy days. The catamaran is available in Cruiser, Power and Sailor versions, with options including an auxiliary diesel engine and other gear.