Wednesday, January 02, 2008
“Volitan” is a new concept sail-vessel that consumes no fuel, instead uses alternative energies. Her name comes from “flying fish” and she is a new symbol of raising awareness about sustainable use of resources on the sea. IDA 2007 Boat/Neutical Sub-category 1st design award winner with also Transportation Category 1st Design award winner.
The Volitan’s systems are controlled and optimized by a networked computer. Whilst sailing, wind and solar energy are harnessed and stored in the boat’s batteries, enough to stay operational thru day and night.In extreme weather conditions, they fold up against the boat but have no fear because the Volitan is engineered to operate in up to 60 knot winds.