Less than 30 ft & less than 4 tons monohull sailboats

Sailboats that are less than 10 meters are perfect for a day at the sea or a mini-cruise along the Atlantic or Mediterranean coasts. These monohulls have a cabin and comfort equipment. We recommend the following solutions for the electric motor and the autonomous green energy production of your boat :

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Electric Motor for sailboat

OCEANVOLT AX3/AX/5 in-line motor

For a boat that is less than 4 tons, a motorization of 3 kW is the right solution. OCEANVOLT AX3 is a 3.7 KW shaft line inboard engine. It is perfect for small boats. It is quiet, very easy to install, does not take much space and is very light. It works equally well with Lithium batteries as with AGM batteries.

From 6000 euros HT (AX3) and 6500 euros HT (AX5) excluding battery, installation and transport

If your boat is not designed for a shaft line, then you should lean towards a POD or an outboard motor.

Sailboat electric motor configuration schema :

schéma motorisation électrique AX3 Oceanvolt


  1. Shaft line motor
  2. Controller Motor
  3. Control lever
  4. Control screen
  5. Optional :
    5a. Battery park
    5b. Power bar
    5c. Quay charger

Technical specifications

AX 3 electric motor characteristics
Power : 3.7 KW (Also available in 5.2 KW and 8 KW)
HP* Equivalent:6-9
Revolutions per minute (propeller): 975
Weight (Kg) : 22
Hydro generation: yes
Recommended battery park: 5.7 KWH NMC
Estimated autonomy with 5.7 KWH NMC = 20 miles

* consult our comparative thermal power VS electric

AX 3 electric motor Oceanvolt


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.

They are the ideal complement for hydro generation.

For a boat that is less than 30 feet where space is limited, flexible solar panels over which you can walk or foldable ones will be very efficient for your autonomy.

panneau photovoltaique pour bateau Sunbeam Tough Fold
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

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Minibee 650 specifications :

  • Overall length : 6,5 m
  • Width : 2,5 m
  • Electric motors system : Saildrive Oceanvolt SD6
  • Nominal power of electric motor system : 6kW
  • Electric motor system voltage : 48 V
  • Electric motor weight : 46.5 kg
  • Batteries : Super-B 5 kW lithium
monohull sailboat Minibee 650

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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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