SUNPOWER VIP 44

The SUNPOWER VIP 44 delivers smart, sustainable cruising in a sleek and compact package. Harnessing cutting-edge solar technology, the SUNPOWER VIP 44 is a high performance vessel that’s quiet, smooth and supremely stylish. Step on board for the ultimate in elegant and eco-friendly cruising.

SMART SUSTAINABLE CRUISING

SMART SUSTAINABLE CRUISING

With three luxuriously modern solar-powered models – SUNPOWER VIP 44, SUNPOWER CHARTER 44 and the SUNPOWER SPORTS SEDAN 44 – our customers have full choice in environmentally-sensitive products that are exceptionally designed and engineered.

Sunpower yachts provide endless sail and whisper quiet electric cruising.

The scent of the ocean breeze easily surpasses the rumble of a diesel engine and odour of diesel fumes. And customers can expect distinct savings on fuel costs.

The SUNPOWER VIP 44 is the smart choice for efficient sailing and the ideal option for environmentally aware ocean explorers.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR SMOOTH SAILING

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR SMOOTH SAILING

Sunpower Solar Electric Yachts are powered with a solar electric propulsion system that can cruise up to 100kms a day without fuel.

This gives you an unlimited range at low speeds of approximately 4-6 knots and ensures you have clean-air cruising.

The yachts solar system charges the battery banks that powers the e-motors on the yacht. The short-term top speed is approximately 20 knots with specific selected propulsion systems.

The system will also power all in-house appliances like the fridge, stove, cooktop, water makers, television, lights and air-conditioning, to fulfil all energy needs on board.

ADVANCED SOLAR SOLUTIONS

ADVANCED SOLAR SOLUTIONS

The SUNPOWER VIP 44 provides optimal comfort with zero emissions.

Solar panels are integrated in the roof, so there is no wind-load on them. The batteries and electric motors are inside the boat in a dry and safe place. All wiring is tin-covered and all plugs are specially designed for marine operation. All parts exposed to the marine environment are made of corrosion-resistant materials.

All lighting and electrical appliances can be connected to the solar setup so there is no need for fuel generators. Additionally, the yacht’s watermakers can produce up to 3,000L of drinking water per day.

All components are virtually free of maintenance, too. So, the operating-costs are much lower than on a comparable conventionally powered catamaran.

LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Lithium-ion batteries that are lightweight provide sufficient energy for the propulsion system to run.

There are many different types of lithium-ion batteries available for purchase with price reflecting quality.

The brand we use is the best option in terms of packaging, liability, safety, performance, weight after sales service and life-span.

ENGINE ROOMS

ENGINE ROOMS

Engine rooms build up quite a lot of heat that e-motors do not, so this can become a problem on large boats, especially on hot days.

Petrol engines produce about seventy percent 70% of their energy in the form of heat. Electric-motors with an energy efficiency of more than 90% produce less than 10% heat.

The gas burner stoves and ovens frequently found in yachts generate significant heat into the interior of the yacht.

As the Sunpower induction cooktops do not have an open flame, the inside of the yacht stays comfortably cool, using no dangerous or harmful gasses.

The SUNPOWER VIP 44 is also equipped with a specially designed ventilation system that consistently provides clean, fresh air on board.

ENGINE MAINTENANCE

ENGINE MAINTENANCE

The SUNPOWER VIP 44 provides robust reliability with minimal maintenance requirements and without the oil and rusty water leaks common to fuel engines.

Our solar panels have a guaranteed lifespan of more than 25 years, and can be replaced a panel at a time if needed. Our electric motors come with an eight year warranty.

And our lithium-ion batteries have a guaranteed lifespan of eight years. Together, our warranties far exceed traditional petrol engines.

With significantly reduced maintenance costs, the SUNPOWER VIP 44 is an exceptional choice compared to comparable conventionally powered catamarans.

PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY

PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY

Sunpower yachts have custom made foam core e-glass that is 30 percent lighter than other yachts’ internal bulkheads and stringers, yet is also stronger and engineered to the highest standards.

The hulls are made by optimising slower speeds, unlike other yachts and boats which would use higher speeds. This allows the slimline hull nose cone to cut through the water faster with less drag.

The propulsion system works seamless to enhance smooth sailing in any conditions.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Length overall: 13.40m (44ft)
  • Beam overall: 7.20m (23.6ft)
  • Draft: .750m (2.5ft)
  • Light displ. (EC): 11 tons
  • Water: 250L – 1.
  • Waste-Water: 1 x 250
  • Fuel: 250L – 500L
  • Solar generator: 9,000 Wp
  • E-Motors: 2 x 30kW/2 x 80kW/2 x 135kW
  • Generator: 22 kW/100kW
  • Cruising speed: 6 – 8kn/6 – 10kn
  • Top speed: approx. 12kn/15kn
  • CE Certification: A