About project VIK BOATS
The development of powerful economical electric motors and batteries made possible to transfer the pleasure boat to electric traction. As a result, we get a very eco-friendly boat, free from noise, vibration and exhaust gases that can be recharged from solar panels or wind power. The hull of our boat is designed to move in an economical displacement mode — it is the most energy-efficient and silent mode of movement, when the ship almost does not lose energy to the formation of waves. This allows to take a weekend trip on a single battery charge.
In the closed insulated salon are located kitchen, control post and also a table with seats which can be transformed to a bed for two persons. Circular glazing provides excellent visibility for the steersman. Special access to the outer deck allows to perform mooring operations, driving the boat even alone. For cold or very hot climates can be installed an optional heater or air conditioner. In addition to salon the boat has a spacious bow cabin and WC with shower cabin. On the stern there is an open cockpit with seats and a bathing platform for comfortable boarding on the boat and leaving the boat in an equipped Parking lot. Also from the cockpit it will be comfortable to fish.
The lifting device on the mast makes it easier to work with an auxiliary boat or a jet ski and allows to load a heavy load into the cockpit if necessary. The underwater part of the vessel is designed taking into account the possible landing on the ground. The propeller and rudder are well protected from hitting the bottom or submerged objects, strong side fins reduce pitching and serve as protection and support for the hull, if the boat got into the low water zone and lay on the ground. The fins in combination with the steering system of the boat provides excellent stability and maneuverability on the course.
The electric motor is optimized for cruising speed, but has enough power to overcome strong winds and high waves. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or unscheduled route changes, a backup energy source is provided — a small diesel generator with a fuel reserve. It is also possible to install optionally solar panels and a wind generator to recharge the batteries during travel and during parking. If our boat requires a long range of autonomous navigation we have developed a variant with the installation of a stationary diesel engine instead of an electric motor.
We continue to work on increasing the boats's energy efficiency. Now we are working on a promising version of the electric drive with high-performance propellers. This drive will increase the range by 80% with the same supply of electricity.