30 to 40 feet and less than 8 tons monohull sailboat

The sailboats that are between 9 to 12 meters are mainly chosen by pilots who want to go out to the sea as often as possible, either for pleasure or to train the crew and the boat for the races. These kinds of monohulls have one or two cabins and comfort equipment.

We recommend the following solutions for the electric motors and the autonomous production of green energy on your boat :

Electric or hybrid motor solutions
Solar panels
Power generators


6 or 8 kW OCEANVOLT’s Sail Drive electric motors

OCEANVOLT sail drives are very light and allow you to gain significant space when compared to a Diesel motor. Their optimized efficiency replaces the advantages of internal combustion engines of 15 CV HP.
There is no need to modify the structure because the supports are compatible with the sail drive on the market (Volvo, Yanmar).
Besides, they work with both AGM or lithium batteries.
Finally, hydro generation is available on all OCEANVOLT models.

From 12 000 euros without taxes (6kW) and 13 000 euros HT (8kW) not including battery, installation and transport

Diagram of electric motor system configuration on a sailboat :

schéma motorisation électrique SD6 Oceanvolt
  1. Sail drive motor
  2. Motor controller
  3. Control lever
  4. Control screen
  5. Optional :
    5a. Optional battery pack
    5b. Power bar
    5c. Quay charger
    5d. AC or DC generator
    5e. Solar panels
    5f. MPPT


SD 6 motor characteristics

Power: 6 or 8 kW
HP equivalent *: 12- 15 CV HP
Revolutions per minute (propeller): 1140 rpm
Weight (Kg) : 42,5
Hydro generation: yes
Recommended battery pack: 7.6 kWh NMC
Estimated autonomy with (7.6 kWh NMC) = 30 miles

* Consult our comparative thermal power VS electric

Oceanvolt Sail Drive electric motor


Technological advances in terms of solar panels on boats make them almost essential nowadays, whether it is to maintain the charge of the batteries during absences, without having to moor the boat to the dock, or to spread the ever-increasing consumption on board and supply power to the batteries of the electric motor propulsion.

For a boat that is less than 30 to 40 feet where space is limited, flexible solar panels (over which you can walk) are very efficient and contribute to your autonomy.

We offer SUNBEAM products, a Swedish company that produces the strongest and most efficient flexible panels on the market
  • 25% high efficiency cells and Rear Contact Technology
  • Anti-slip coating trampling resistant
  • Optimized coating for shaded areas
  • 5-year warranty

Learn more :
How to choose your solar panels ?


solution sunbeam touch plus


Take advantage of the space saved with the installation of an electric motor to offer you the comfort of a generator.

We have selected the sets from the Brand Fischer Panda because they are compact, silent, and can easily be integrated into an electric motorization system.

For a 6 kW motor, the 5000 i neo PMS is ideal
Indicative price : From 7 000 €

generator for sailboat Fischer Panda 5000i neo

“The motor is just incredible, the maneuvers in the harbor, its torque, its silence. Better than what we expected!
We have been sailing almost 13 days, and we have sailed about 200 miles. We arrived at the port with 75% of self-sufficiency, 12 V completely full.”

Owner of the Elan A4 Buna Luna

testimonial electric motorisation oceanvolt and elan E4

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    Electric / Hybrid installations and nautical propulsion systems

    PuissanceImmediate power
    Moteur silencieuxNo noise
    énergie proporeCreate your own energy
    Batterie moteur électrique48V system
    Aucun émission de CO2 ou CarburantZero emission
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