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Dethleffs electric drive motorhome with Victron onboard

Electric drive cars, lorries, motorcycles, aeroplanes, bicycles and boats – and now motorhomes – the world of transportation and leisure is changing with Victron Energy being a natural part of this revolution. Exhibiting at Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2017 until Sunday September 3rd is the new concept motorhome by Dethleffs (called the e.home) which utilises Victron Energy products inside for the e.home domestic services.

Besides being able to see the Victron products used in the Dethleffs e.home on their stand, Victron also have their own stand (Hall 13, Stand D82), as does Victron dealer TransWatt (Hall 13, Stand E64). Tickets for the show can be requested by dropping a mail to sales@victronenergy.comContinue reading

Solar Panels – the quiet sailing solution


This guest blog is by Gordon Buchanan, yachting journalist, writer and photographer. Gordon has been working as a yachting writer for over 20 years, with countless magazine articles and two books to date.

Gordon’s yacht Tantina II is pictured above rounding Cape Wrath. She was designed by J. Francis Jones as a cruiser racer under the old RORC 7TM rule and won Yachting World’s design competition in the year she was built in 1961.  All wood, but substantially upgraded from her early days, she is 31 ft overall, sloop rigged and fast for her size.  Gordon has sailed her from the Shetland Isles to Europe and even one trip to the Azores.

We hope Gordon’s end user article below helps and encourages others to fit a simple solar, quiet energy solution to their own vessels.

John Rushworth

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Energy Storage System (ESS) upgrade

System upgrades are a fact of life and it’s always encouraging to see clients choosing Victron Energy components in preference to others. And so it was with an EnerWit and SERVICE TEAM Döbeln project in the Südschwarzwald (Southern Black Forest) in Germany.

Much of Victron Energy’s high volume market in Germany is residential, but in this case the system upgrade to a Victron based ESS was more on an industrial scale, consisting of 6 x 48/8000/110-100/100 Quattros (to replace the original components), combined with 100 kWh of Lithium-ion battery storage and 180kWp of solar.

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The sound of silence…

The holy grail of Mediterranean sailing is finding a deserted anchorage in paradise – azure sea, unspoiled island in the background, cocktail-in-hand, and the setting sun pouring out its gold onto the water.

What a lot of photos can’t tell you is that the noise of the ship’s generator is echoing back to you from the rocky shore, and no one can hear themselves think! Not so with the Gulet Stella MarisContinue reading