Despite the instability of global trends and announcements, as well as against the background of the global cancellation of various events, one thing remains unchanged - the announcements of new boats! Today's guest is Arcona 415.
The Arcona 415 is equipped with an electric propulsion system as standard. It is this boat that drives the brand towards more sustainable yachts. The company's goal is to make sustainable yachts truly serial.
The new Arcona 415 is marketed as the first production yacht with an electric propulsion system as standard.
Arcona's previous experience
Arcona has extensive experience in the development of boats with additional electric motors. It all started with the 380Z, which was launched in 2015. In addition to the electric motor, this yacht was equipped with a large number of solar panels, including those that were built into the fabric of the mainsail.
Much has changed since then. There are many new ways to make such a yacht more practical and sustainable. For example, the cost of solar panels continues to decline, and there are more opportunities to generate electricity from a propeller while sailing.
However, perhaps the biggest and most important achievement has been lithium-ion batteries. Every year they become 20% more powerful, while remaining the same in size and cost. Therefore, today for the same money you can buy a storage battery, the capacity of which is twice as much as four years ago.
How does the Arcona 415 differ from the “sisters”?
Like other Arcona projects, the 415 is a powerful cruiser. The platform on which this boat was developed is the Arcona 410 model. The 410th has been produced for more than 10 years and the 415th has a number of differences. So, among the modifications and updates of the 415th, a more open transom and enlarged windows were noticed.
The standard motor is 15 kW Oceanvolt. A 19 kW lithium-ion battery is also standard. There is a backup set of two AGM batteries with a capacity of 90 A / h. “Electricity is here and now,” says Arcona CEO Urban Lagneus. "Our cruisers will always sail beautifully, but in light winds where the engine must be used, electric propulsion is the right choice."
Length: 12.2m / 40ft 0in
Maximum width: 3.9m / 12ft 10in
Draft: 2.0; 2.2 or 2.5 m / 6 ft 7 in; 7'3 "or 8'2"
Displacement: 7,800 kg / 17,200 lb
Main sail armament: 175 sq.m.
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