12-07-2012 - Launch of carbon GREENCAT 605 Green-Motion with swing keels and electric retractable propulsion
Launch of carbon GREENCAT 605 Green-Motion with swing keels and electric retractable propulsion
African Cats launched the first GreenCat 605 designed by Simonis-Voogd in Durban South
This luxury- comfortable performance 61ft. cruising catamaran is build in carbon with Twaron aramid reinforcement and has an empty weight of only 14.000 kilo’s.
The GreenCat 605 uses the new 20 kW Green-Motion fossil fuel free retractable propulsion/ regeneration system. With this retractable propulsion system drag is minimized so high cruising speeds are expected.
She is equipped with hydraulic operated swing keels and the minimal draught is only 1.20 meter (4 Ft). With the swing keels and retractable motors lifted she can be beached.
Besides the two 20 kW electric Green-Motion retractable motors that can generate while sailing, this GreenCat 605 has a bimini that is equipped with 8 x 300 Wp solar panels and the carbon mast has a 400 W wind generator mounted on top to supply energy to all electric equipment.
The Green-Motion system is powered with 12 Lithium Ion batteries, 50 kW power (giving her a 40 NM range without using a DC generator).
This GreenCat 605 has 4 cabins with king sized beds and bathrooms en suite. In one of the cabins a small operating theatre installed is since this GreenCat will be used in the