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Moonwave – Electric Installation – no rocket science

The work for the new daggerboards [Moonwave – New Daggerboards] and the new Torqeedo Saildrives [Moonwave – Deep Blue Hybrid System] required structural carbon work on the hulls, with lots of carbon dust… As electrical and electronics equipment don’t like carbon dust at al
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Moonwave – Electronics Upgrades

It was time to upgrade the Electronics package on Moonwave as it has been a while since B&G stopped software upgrades for their H3000 system. This time, we installed a full B&G H5000 package with integrating some of the original equipment like the radar aft and other. Some of
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Moonwave – New Daggerboards

Moonwave got some new features during her latest refit and as mentioned in one of my last posts – Moonwave will now be easily distinguished by her new Daggerboards. First we need to give you a short background information about the original “board” set-up on board Moonwave. We w
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Moonwave – Solar Panels

As mentioned in one of my previous posts [Moonwave – Deep Blue Hybrid System] – it was part of refit to get Moonwave equipped with a serious amount of solar panels. In the last years the solar panels made huge performance progress and the solar cells themselves got lighter
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Moonwave – New Boom

When looking at Moonwave from a distance, before she was easily recognizable by her blue metallic paint and the radar dome at the point of the longeron. The paint stayed the same – she got a nice new paint job of the same color & the radar got removed [more info about electr
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Moonwave – Deep Blue Hybrid System

Moonwave – Electric Propulsion & Hybrid System After years of development and working close with the engineers from Torqeedo by sharing our needs and requirements for Moonwave – we now have the complete Deep Blue Hybrid System installed on board. We had already several
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Moonwave – Southbound to the Canaries 

  We are just arriving in the Canaries after a great trip South from Brittany, France. The weather window to cross the “famous” Bay of Biscay was almost perfect. This part of the North Atlantic is well know by sailors all over the world to be a tricky one and it’s bad reputation
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Back in the elements

Moonwave is back in the water after some major changes and improvements – she is looking better than ever and slides through the water like a champ. We are on our first trip offshore and will share more details about the modifications and new features soon. More pictures to come
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Short trip to Amsterdam for METS

METS – the world largest Marine Equipment Trade Show (B2B) To explain it in one word – METS is really “huge”. About 1.400 expeditors and about 22.000 professional visitors. We spend all three days to meet our suppliers & technicians and this was awesome. As we are doing some modif
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Our catamaran’s hybrid system works great

catamaran in action
Here just a short update as we get often questions about the hybrid system as the system is very new and exciting and didn’t work out that well on other boats that tried earlier. We have the pleasure to have one of the first hybrid systems that really works and love to do regene
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