Volta October 2019 Event - press release
The first sustainability-focused nautical retail company is created in Barcelona
Barcelona, 21 of September 2019
Volta, the first nautical retail company specialised in hybrid, electric and electric-solar vessels is one of the novelties of the Barcelona International Boat Show 2019.
From the 9th to the 13th of October, the Barcelona Boat Show will feature Volta, the first nautical retail company in the Mediterranean with an ecological approach.
With an offer that goes from motorboats and catamarans equipped with solar panels to fully electric jet skis and port boats, Volta shows that there is already another way to navigate. And in the next edition of the SNIB, Volta invites you to take a closer look at its range with the presence of three revolutionary vessels.
Eelex 8000 from X Shore or "The Tesla of the Sea"
An exclusive 100% electric boat with features never seen in its category. Eelex 8000 combines technology, design and craft tradition. The result is an elegant and minimalist boat, but also an ecologically intelligent one. Able to reach 40 knots, its cruising speed is 25 knots and it has a range of 100 miles if navigating at lower speeds. Thanks to its revolutionary propulsion system developed jointly with Rolls Royce, navigation is pleasantly silent and vibration free.
In addition to its exhibition at the boat show, the Eelex 8000 will be available for sea trials from October 4 to 8 at the OneOcean Port Vell.
ZenPro 580 from Naviwatt, the electric harbour boat
The first and only electric professional RIB in the market. Robust and powerful, this boat of the French shipyard Naviwatt, can tow boats of more than 15 tons and transport up to 8 people on board. It offers a maximum speed of 28 knots and an autonomy of up to 13 hours at 3 knots, or 2h at 13 knots, enough for a full day's work at the port. An opportunity to reduce fuel and maintenance costs in ports and marinas and contribute to its environmental improvement.
In addition to its exhibition in the boat show, the ZenPro 580 will be available for sea trials on October 8 at OneOcean Port Vell.
Narke GT45 Electrojet
The world's first electric jet ski designed for mass production. Narke is the alternative to traditional jet ski with a 45 kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. With a maximum speed of 30 knots (55 km/h, electronically limited), it offers a mixed cycle autonomy of 1.5 hours and a fast charge in less than 2 hours. Made of carbon fiber, it is light and resistant, and is suitable for 3 passengers.
In addition to its exhibition at the boat show, two Narke jet skis will be available for sea trials on the weekend of October 12 and 13 in Barcelona.
Volta Sea Trials 2019
Volta invites the public to test its electric vessels.
Eelex 8000X Shore - from 4th to 8th of October at ONEOCEAN PORT VELL
ZenPro 580 Naviwatt - 8th of October at ONEOCEAN PORT VELL
Narke GT45 Electrojet - 12th and 13th of October at PORT OLIMPIC BARCELONA
The company was born in September 2016 as a distributor of Greenline Yachts in Spain, the pioneer hybrid yacht manufacturer. At the end of 2018, seeing the rise of new eco-friendly brands and the growing awareness among the public, the company decided to expand its offer and launch the Volta brand as the first sustainable nautical retail company.
Volta is currently a distributor of 6 shipyards from Europe and Canada. Its offer includes all types of electric and hybrid boats from 5 to 15 meters: harbour RIBs, boats, yachts, catamarans, jet skis, and electric motors.
What are the advantages of an electric / hybrid boat?
Less emissions and a silent navigation. When navigating in electric, emissions are 0, engine noise is softer and there is less vibration. In hybrid vessels, emissions are also reduced by being able to use electric propulsion. In addition, boats with solar panels generate energy for life on board without needing a generator, which also reduces emissions.
Saving. With the hybrid propulsion, diesel consumption is reduced by 50% or more (depending on the use of the electric motor). In the case of opting for an electric boat, recharging costs 10 times less than fuel.
Easier maintenance. In hybrid vessels, by reducing the use of combustion engines, the frequency of revisions and the probability of breakdowns decreases. Electric propulsion systems, not requiring oil, filters or other spare parts, and being constructively simpler, have fewer breakdowns and repairs are generally easier.
Brands distributed by Volta
Renowned Slovenian shipyard, pioneer in hybrid propulsion since 2009. It is currently the only shipyard that offers electric and hybrid propulsion, in addition to diesel, in all its models. It offers an impressive boat range from 33 to 48 feet, all of them have solar panels as standard.
Swedish shipyard known as "Tesla of the Sea" which, through innovative technologies, constant research and intelligent design, aims to boost the maritime industry towards the era of sustainability with the construction of eco-smart vessels.
French shipyard specialised in 100% electric harbour vessels. A solution to reduce fuel costs and maintenance in ports, and contribute to its environmental improvement.
Canadian shipyard that since 1995 builds electric boats by hand. From 5 to 7 m in hull length, they offer very competitive prices and reach speeds up to 35 knots.
Portuguese shipyard specialized in catamarans and boats with electric propulsion. Its pioneering technical solution allows you to navigate infinitely without fuel using only solar energy.
The world's first electric jet ski designed for mass production. Made of carbon fiber, it can accommodate 3 people and can go up to 55 km / h.
Volta offers the entire range of electric motors of this German company, leader in electric mobility on water since 2005.