Palma 30 Grand Voyageur - A little cruising catamaran that’s going electric

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The hulls and deck of the Palma 30 will be made using a PVC foam/glass/vinylester sandwich in infusion. Light and well-canvassed, this catamaran, scheduled to be launched next spring, is switching to electric mode in its Grand Voyageur version: its electric motors will offer a range of 30 miles (on batteries alone) to 50 miles (batteries + solar panels). The coachroof extends back to the transom, allowing the installation of almost 85 square feet (8 m²) of panels with a charging capacity of 1,320 W. In addition, the hydrogeneration function of its two electric pods will produce 1,200 W at 8 knots to help fully recharge the batteries in just one nice day under sail.

Builder: Windpearl Yachts
Architect: Nicolas Purnu
Material: PVC foam/glass/vinylester sandwich
Length: 30’2” (9.2 m)
Beam: 18’8” (5.7 m)
Draft: 3’3” (0.99 m)
Displacement: 8,800 lbs (4 t)
Mainsail area: 365 sq ft (34m²)
Self-tacking solent: 205 sq ft (19 m²)
Drivetrain: 2 x 6 kW
Price: € 213,000 ex-tax 

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