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Far East Shipyard is a prominent player in the maritime industry, renowned for craftsmanship and innovation. Far East Boats constructs every type of sailboat in its production facility in Jiangsu, ranging from an Optimist to day sailors to 9-meter racing boats, including monohulls and trimarans.

 

The shipyard has distributors across 30 countries and has delivered approximately 20,000 sailboats to sailing enthusiasts worldwide.

The FarEast 42C is a catamaran designed by the design duo Simonis Voogd. It is powered by 2x 20kW electric motors.

It features a spacious living area complemented by extra-long built-in windows, allowing sailors to enjoy natural light in the cabin and a 360° panoramic view in the saloon area. The deck layout offers a choice between a sport version or a cruise version.

De FAREAST 42C is not only the first fully electric catamaran developed by Far East Boats but also the first mass-produced catamaran powered by the integrated propulsion system solution from ePropulsion.

The sailing catamaran is designed to operate solely on electricity, solely on wind power, or a combination of both.

Fully Electric Catamaran with a range of up to 100 nautical miles

The ePropulsion system consists of two inboard motors of 20 kW each, powered by the company's lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) batteries, configured to connect four batteries for a total capacity of 188.41 kWh.

All batteries are equipped with a Battery Management System (BMS) that monitors the voltage and temperature of individual batteries in real-time and features an automatic equalization function.

ePropulsion motors are regenerative, meaning they can recharge the batteries through the propellers' movement when the FAREAST 42C is under wind power. The batteries can also be charged with electricity from solar panels on the catamaran's roof, an onboard 20 kW unit, or a portable 3 kW charger.

Under pure electric propulsion, the boat can achieve a speed of 8 knots, increasing to 10 knots when operating in combination with sail power. The maximum battery life can be up to 20 hours, with a range of up to 100 nautical miles in fully electric mode.

FarEast: "We have always been proud to offer advanced, quiet, clean, environmentally conscious propulsion, and this project advances all of these goals. We look forward to collaborating on more projects like this in the near future."

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