Nova Luxe, the leader in power catamaran electric re-fits, brings you ELITE 50 (IE) model as an electric hybrid new build. IE or Inboard Electric is founded on an industry proven power design. This is our Blue Water hybrid model which places a traditional Diesel Motor in the port hull and an electric motor in the starboard hull. No generator is necessary for this configuration and its top speed is comparable to a full diesel version. Unlike a full diesel, this yacht can cruise silently as electric all day. We optimize the props for different speed ranges making this the most efficient and highest performing electric hybrid of its class.
The two propulsion systems can function independently. A redundancy level necessary for blue water. The alternator of our diesel engine is upgraded by Integrel Solutions to allow for 15kW of power (1kw is normal alternator output) to flow through and charge the batteries whenever it is running. At rest, the solar array is large enough to cover the entire house load and send excess power to the high voltage batteries for propulsion.
The 10kW solar array provides ample power to run the house load for a 24 hour period. Freedom from a generator while at anchor. In practical use, you could spend several days at an island, then use the power you stored to travel an additional 10-40 miles to the next island. Leave the diesel in the tank and travel on green energy.
With the Torqeedo electric propulsions system the yacht has a two year warranty on all electric systems as well as, battery capacity warrantied for 8 years.
The world today is different and will continue to change. To see natural beauty you need to travel off the beaten path. When you find the oasis you have been searching for, cruise in silently, observe the wildlife and leave without a footprint of diesel, oil, or CO2.
The ocean and its? reefs all around the world are under stress. This underwater world is a true wonder. Now is the time to see it and we have the ability to do so without polluting. With your help we can transition to a cleaner planet.
- 10kW Solar Array
- Electric Hybrid with greater range than diesel!
- Top Speed comparable to Diesel
- Fully Autonomous
- Owners Version / Charter Version available!
- Watermaker and rain capture system
- C-Zone electronic multifunction display for monitoring and controlling all electrical systems onboard
- 10" B&E, Torqeedo display and management system
- Option to upgrade from 55kW Torqeedo electric engine to 100kW electric engine for greater speeds