The SoelCat 12, a solar-powered boat.

Soel Yachts, a company that blog logodesigned the SoelCat 12, a solar-charged and solar-powered boat that runs 100 percent on sunshine generated electricity when traveling at speeds of six knots or below, recently released a YouTube video that highlights the unique solar-charged catamaran zooming around a beautiful tropical island.

The video is a just a bit too long (2:27) — maybe 40 seconds or so. However, it’s fun to watch the aesthetically pleasing SoelCat “motoring” around in a beautiful tropical island setting with lots of sun!

The SoelCat 12 has a total lithium battery capacity of 120kWh and can operate for six hours at eight knots on batteries alone. The 39-foot vehicle can cruise at speeds between six and 15 knots.

“At six knots, the vessel operates entirely off the energy provided by the solar panels during sun shine hours,” notes David Czap, who has worked on the design of the solar pontoon.

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  1. Mathieu Poujade

    Hi,

    I ‘m the General Manager of an Lagoon excursion in Bora Bora. We are working on positioning ourself as an eco responsible excursionner here to protect our fragile environment (coral, plantons, fishes,…).
    We would like to promote your Solar Catamaran because we think that this might be the best solution the future to protect our beautiful paradise. We know that you already have a boat at the Pearl Beach Bora Bora. Could you give us an idea on how we could work together in order to also promote your company ?
    Please send me an email and contacts so we can organize a meeting.

    Best regards,

    Mathieu Poujade

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