Please select your home edition
Edition
Highfield Boats - SW - LEADERBOARD

New cruising hydrogenerator produces power at just 2kts of speed

by Tristan Campbell on 23 Apr 2014
Paprec Virbac at speed with a Watt & Sea hydrogenerator on her transom SW
The newest hydrogenerators from Watt & Sea are lighter, have better hydrodynamics, and are more resistant to corrosion. The Cruising 300 and 600 Models are now available in New Zealand from Kiwi Yachting.

Like their predecessors, a propeller on a retractable stern leg sits on the yachts transom, turning water movement into power, with as little as 2 knots boat speed. Any drag is virtually undetectable, making Watt & Sea the ultimate Green energy solution while underway at sea.

Developed in the Vendee Globe Race and popularised by offshore cruising sailors, the world’s most efficient hydrogenerator for yachts has 2 new cruising models that are even further refined. The new Cruising 300 model is 2kg lighter and is designed for smaller yachts running in the 2-10 knot speed range. It is very quiet, and its brushless technology can generate 300W of power with as little as 7 knots boat speed.

For larger yachts, racing, or longer offshore passages, the new Watt & Sea Cruising 600 can create a hefty nominal output of 600W in 9 knots BSP. At this kind of power output, many vessels may require little other generation than an emergency back-up.

The Racing model has also been optimized for use with boat speeds of up to 30 knots. It is lighter again and has higher nominal power output. The Watt & Sea Racing hydrogenerator comes in Aluminum and Carbone options.

A more advanced convertor automatically adapts to either 12 or 24 Volt systems, and all models are available in long or short shaft for twin-rudder monohulls, catamarans, or almost any sailing application. Furthermore, both the Cruising 300 and 600 are now more affordable, with packages starting off at $4916.00.

More information can be obtained from Kiwi Yachting or at Safety At Sea. Watt & Sea is available through boat builders and marine retailers nationwide.


Highfield Boats - SW - FOOTERHenri-Lloyd 2021 M-PRO PURE BLACK - FOOTERFlagstaff 2020 - Excess 11 - FOOTER

Related Articles

Finn Gold Cup Day 3: No racing possible
Second lost day following very unstable conditions Whilst different storms rage elsewhere in the sailing world, for the second day running, no racing was possible at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup after offshore Atlantic storms brought very unstable conditions to Porto.
Posted today at 5:14 pm
Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race day 3
Exmouth leaders becalmed, Indian's speed drops to 0.2 knots Indian and Enterprise NG, the two leaders in Fremantle Sailing Club's Fremantle to Exmouth Race and Rally, lay becalmed off Coral Bay this evening, having covered 600 nautical miles of the 700 mile course.
Posted today at 3:16 pm
Collisions at sea
Class IMOCA and the Pôle Mer launch a Call for Expressions of Interest (CEI) Class IMOCA is working to rally together the skills of the marine industry in a bid to break even more new ground in its search for solutions geared towards improving safety for sailors and the preservation of biodiversity.
Posted today at 2:44 pm
Hello, my old friend…
So I put the word out... it got heard… and how! So I put the word out back in 52 pick up. At any rate, it got heard… And how!
Posted on 9 May
Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship overall
United States and Germany win in Cascais On the last day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er FX Championship after a stormy morning, the sun shyly appeared and filled the bay of Cascais with light.
Posted on 9 May
Finn Gold Cup Day 2: Nature wins the day
World's best young sailors speak out Racing was cancelled on the second day of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, with huge waves battering the harbour entrance in the afternoon and a complete lack of wind in the morning, following overnight storms.
Posted on 9 May
J/88 and J/122 triumph at Port Stephens Regatta
130 keelboats and 50 trailerables and off-the-beach classes enjoying the mild-Autumn conditions The Sail Port Stephens 2021 Regatta was held 19-25 April with the Port Stephens Trophy Event held 23-25 April with 130 keelboats and 50 trailerables and off-the-beach classes enjoying the mild-Autumn conditions.
Posted on 9 May
Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd & INEOS TEAM UK statement
Working collaboratively with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand As the Challenger of Record for the 37th America's Cup, we are working collaboratively with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand to write the Protocol that will define the rules moving forward.
Posted on 9 May
Fremantle to Exmouth Ocean Race day 2
Indian sets the pace, Enterprise Next Generation still in hot pursuit Barrelling along in fresh south-south-westerly winds today in the shadows of the infamous Zuytdorp Cliffs, Indian and Enterprise NG continue to battle it out at the head of the fleet.
Posted on 9 May
Relay4Nature: The Mission
A healthy ocean is fundamental to life on Earth A healthy ocean is fundamental to life on Earth. It's our life support system, producing over half of the planet's oxygen and providing food for billions of people.
Posted on 9 May