S/Y New Nexus
Since 2017 the sailing ship 'New Nexus' has been sailing around the world. The journey around the world must be made in 4 years. The ship has been completely converted. In this way, we can generate our own energy on board, drinking water is made and we sail with an electrical engine.
Sailing self-sufficient around the world
In 2012, Tjerk and Niels bought a Trintella IV in Workum. The ship was in poor condition. It took 4 years to prepare her for a long trip around the world. Not only does the ship look good again from the outside, it has also undergone a major transformation on the inside. For example, an electric engine is installed in addition to the diesel engine. 17 solar panels have been installed and a windmill has been placed on top of the mast.
The ship has been completely converted in 4 years time
From diesel to ...
Originally, the Trintella IV was fitted with a Perkins 4,236 with 72 hp. This engine has deliberately remained in the ship. If something happens to the electricity on board, think of a thunderstorm in which the batteries can fail, we always have a spare engine on board.
Upon purchase there was a 72Hp Perkins engine
... an electric engine
During his graduation project, Niels investigated which electric engine would be installed in the ship. It became a BellMarine 10 kW Permanent Magnet engine with a peak power of 15 kW. The electric engine is built next to the diesel engine, as a hybrid setup. This engine drives the current shaft through a double flange and two V-belts. While sailing it is used as a dynamo (max. 800W).
A 10 kW electric engine is installed
Energy on board
To sail self-sufficient around the world, we have equipped the ship with 17 solar panels, a wind generator and lithium batteries. We have built in an electric motor that can also generate energy while sailing. In addition, gas on board is a thing of the past. We cook on an induction cooker and an electric oven is built in. We want to show that things can be done differently and must be done differently!
We generate energy on board in various ways
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Our data can be followed live, anywhere in the world
Everything is monitored with sensors on board of the sailing ship. Thanks to the Envitron company, all data is stored locally. Think of it as a kind of black box for the sailing ship. Thanks to this data, it is possible to see on board how much energy the ship has generated, stored and consumed. As soon as internet is available, all data is pushed to the interface and everyone in the world can follow how self-sufficient the sailing ship is.
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