Solar Yacht Air Conditioning

A logo featuring a stylized sun with rays above blue solar panels, with the text "Bavaria C38 solar air-conditioning" below. On the right, a symbol combining sun and snow

 

Solar. Yacht. Air. Conditioning.

Say those words again.

Sail Ionian have equipped our first two solar powered yachts ‘Freedom’ a Bavaria C42 & ‘Aqua Therapy’ a Bavaria C38 with an exclusive low voltage variable-speed drive solar yacht air conditioning unit!

Previously, marine air conditioning has demanded high power inputs from either a generator or shore power supply. Now with solar power and lithium batteries, the low voltage units allow air conditioning on yachts without high power inputs.

Firstly, this new ground breaking tech is a very environmentally friendly system. Is it possible because we use the latest technology from solar panels and lithium batteries. This is then combined with the latest design of air conditioning units. Therefore, the whole systems efficiency is far higher than previously possible.

Without a diesel generator running you’ll find the new system is quiet, and you won’t disturb the rest of the harbour running it overnight. What’s more it’s also completely without any exhaust greenhouse gases.

This exclusive low voltage yacht air conditioning system has revolutionized the market, and opened up a world of cooling to smaller yachts! The abundant battery power also means no power worries onboard – fridges can be run all the time, even in the August heat!

A logo featuring a stylized sun with rays above blue solar panels, with the text "Bavaria C38 solar air-conditioning" below. On the right, a symbol combining sun and snow

 

 

 

Our Bavaria C42 ‘Freedom’ & ‘Aqua Therapy’ a Bavaria C38 are the first yachts in the fleet to take advantage of the system. Guests will be able to use the system from the the first available charters. For ‘Freedom’ that means June 16th. ‘Aqua Therapy’ only has a few weeks remaining this year the first on the 26th May.

Click here to check availability for both yachts!

We’re excited to be rolling out the solar powered aircon this summer, and expanding the range further in 2025!

Contact us today to find out which yachts you can book to take advantage of the new system.

Below: An aerial view showing the large solar array used to power the yacht air conditioning system.

An exciting day sailing ‘Freedom’ in the Ionian sunshine!

Below: Aqua Therapy’s spacious cockpit, amazing for a 38 foot yacht!

The systems low voltage system has some unique features including a ‘sleep’ mode which slowly increases the temperature as you sleep, saving battery power.

The One Yacht, Sail Ionian’s sister brokerage, is the exclusive dealer for the low voltage units in the Ionian. Click here for more information.

 

This post was written by Tom Fletcher