Works Published at 30/03/2017

Hydrogenerator

R&D Engineering / Manufacturing and integration

At the start of the Vendée Globe 2016, 28 out of the 29 sailing ships were equipped with a Watt and Sea hydrogenerator, still without competition on the market and distributed in more than 30 countries. The industrial adventure started in 2010 with Yannick Bestaven has converted the most famous skippers as well as boaters who now benefit from an energy sufficient solution which respects the environment.

Stemming from the research about ocean racing, these hydrogenerators produce electricity with an imperceptible trail and an optimum performance to navigate in positive-energy. The production of electricity starts as soon as the sailing ship reaches the speed of 3 knots (a little less than 6 km/h). The hydrogenerator produces up until 100% of the electrical needs of a sailing ship, with only 20% for solar panels or the wind, and weights a lot less than generators. Moreover, the hydrogenerator possesses enough energy so that the skippers can benefit from an auxiliary heating.

Present since the development, the Reorev teams ensure today the production, the after-sale service and the development of new ranges.