Simon has spent the past 3.5-years converting an old sailboat into an off-grid, solar-powered floating home. It started out as a 1976 Wharram Oro 47, which is essentially a Polynesian canoe cat-style boat, that was purchased for around $3900 USD. Next, the diesel engine was replaced with an HP EV AC 12 kW engine, powered by 16 x 330 Watt solar panels (5280 Watts combined), and approximately 20 kW hours of lithium battery power.
Step inside, and you’ll find four berths, a mechanical room, a bathroom, washing machine, large galley, and a settee lounge area. On the exterior, there’s a cozy back deck and in the future, a nice lounge area. One future upgrade will be the equivalent amount of wind turbines on the boat for when there is less sunlight available.
- Solar power bank 38800mAh large battery, let you get rid of the anxiety of battery power anytime and anywhere.
- Solar power bank has a wireless charging function, two 5V3.1A USB fast output ports, can charge up to 3 devices at the same time. Note: Only...
- Power bank is waterproof, drop-proof and dust-proof, and can still work normally in extreme environments.
He’s been living aboard and renovating the boat for the past 3.5 years We’re excited to show you the transformation as well as how he plans to propel the boat without the use of diesel or fossil fuels!,” said Eco Ready Family.