The New Pacific is 97-foot expedition yacht that represents an exciting case study. In the fall of 2016 our client presented us with a challenge. Due to the physical size of the new boat she consumes a fair bit of energy. As a result of these high energy demands the owner/operator has been forced to run a 20 or 40 KW generator 24 hours a day, while cruising. Disturbing the peace and tranquility of remote anchorages began to weigh heavily on the owners of the vessel. In addition to the extra noise and environmental pollution, running these large generators at non-optimal loads was taking a toll on the maintenance schedule and bills not to mention the fuel expenses.
After reaching out to the Revision Marine team we designed, developed and with help from the Port Townsend Shipwrights installers a 60 KWH Hybrid energy system was installed. By running the 40 KW generators to an optimally efficient 80% power load, we are able to recharge a Revision Marine ESM 48 1150 amp hour, lithium iron phosphate battery bank in a little over an hour. Now, the owner can experience 20 to 25 hours of silence, after the generator completes it’s 1 ½ hour cycle. Needless to say, our client is now enjoying small secluded anchorages more than ever. The wild life is breathing cleaner air and our customer is purchasing 4000 gallons less fuel per year. Yes, you read that correctly “4000 gallons” or around $16,000.00 of savings. Clean environmentally responsible luxury without compromise!
|Average Electrical Load||3700 Watts|
|Generators||2 X 40 Kw Northern Lights, One 20 Kwh Northern Lights|
|Main Engine||Lugger 840 Hp|
|Energy Storage||10, Revision Marine Esm 48-115|
|Energy Storage Capacity Usable||60 Kwh|
|Recharge Duration Generator||1.8 Hours|
|Recharge Duration Shore Power||10 Hours|
|Silent Ship Autonomy||20-25 Hours* Depending On Loads|
|Charger Inverters||Victron Quatros 9 X 5Kw|
|Solar Capacity||1.5 Kw|
|Solar Charge Controllers||Outback|