The ALMOST Perfect Electric Sailboat - Sailing Uma [Step 249]

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Mo zaka
Mo zaka Il y a 12 heures
Why not go for a yacht?
hxhdfj ifzir st c
hxhdfj ifzir st c Il y a 2 jours
I like the idea of an electric sailboat (in fact I was talking about it a few weeks ago), but the 'green' agenda has zero value to me. The value comes from: 1. Extending your range if you're out of diesel 2. Recharge from solar to preserve diesel for emergencies 3. Redundant propulsion system 4. Presumably less maintenance/less hours on the diesel Et cetera. I think electric should be combined with diesel, for the best value. Perhaps a diesel motor that can belt drive a generator if necessary. I want increased redundancy/range/ease of maintenance. So this thing has real value, but the salesman if focusing on fantasy horseshit.
John Galt
John Galt Il y a 3 jours
Yahhhh but you cant expect an honest review. They are helping with sales and thats it. I dont like the boat but I like the idea.
Gary B
Gary B Il y a 4 jours
I am no tree hugger, but I like the idea of not being dependent on the infrastructure. So it begs the question: Why are you cooking with propane and not induction? Also; twin helms, twin props; why not twin rudders?
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 4 jours
Induction would be an owners choice. And single rudders are better. Twin just complicate things.
DaveB Il y a 4 jours
Add a generator amd a decemt sized tank for backup, and add some personality to the cabin design then it would be the perfect boat.
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 4 jours
Sounds like great upgrades for a future owner who want to live on-board full time. But not everyone wants a setup like that. Which is why this boat doesn’t have it.
Jim Lee
Jim Lee Il y a 5 jours
It's Mando!
Hal Butler
Hal Butler Il y a 5 jours
What is the life of these motors?
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 5 jours
Most of the main components are rated for 100,000 hrs. But things like the zincs, seals, oil etc all need to be replaced every year or two.
Edmir Silva
Edmir Silva Il y a 5 jours
Rough price range? :-)
Jeff Logue
Jeff Logue Il y a 7 jours
Me not being a sailor, why two steering stations 4 feet apart?
Paul Mahowald
Paul Mahowald Il y a 13 heures
You need to be able to sit on Starboard side or port side and you want the middle open for travel from stern to cabin
Jeff Logue
Jeff Logue Il y a 7 jours
The interior was to stark and cheap looking, it reminded me of a 70’s single wide
Rycardo Petenoni
Rycardo Petenoni Il y a 8 jours
You guys are pro! Well done!
Kennio Domingues
Kennio Domingues Il y a 8 jours
well done Guys ! Nice video , awesome production !!
Leon Il y a 9 jours
Its simply greenswashing bullshit to market this as a great thing for the environment. I mean yeah, you probably saved 200 liters of diesel per year, but then again its a fiberglass boat that practically cant be recycled and will end up on the ocean floor or in a landfill. If this was about anything else than the ease of use electric systems bring to the table, they would be selling aluminium or wooden yachts.
Nina-Mae Forde
Nina-Mae Forde Il y a 9 jours
How much is this
Cristina Lexy Reef Tank
Super interesing👍 Was great see testing this brand new electric boat
maxxmartini Il y a 9 jours
Congrats guys, your pictures are all over Salona's homepage...
Nonna Yourbsns
Nonna Yourbsns Il y a 9 jours
I like the boat!!
Scott Tillinghast
Scott Tillinghast Il y a 10 jours
Can the battery regen be used to slow down a sailboat by changing prop shape?
Scott Tilden
Scott Tilden Il y a 10 jours
Dedicated nav stations are like 8 track tapes, thing of the past. Ipads and computers can do all the navigation. I still like paper charts but computers are taking over. Just because it is electric does not mean it does anything more for the environment. Where do all those batteries go when they can't be charged anymore ? Right to a landfill with all their toxic properties.
Ed Ozz
Ed Ozz Il y a 10 jours
Please make a cat!
Samuel K. Tennis
Samuel K. Tennis Il y a 11 jours
Do the glass boat manufacturers use Epoxy the way you do, or do they just use more fiberglass? Or am I having a fifties moment and is Epoxy ALWAYS the adhesive with Fiberglass, and does it only describe the matt?
Derek Davis
Derek Davis Il y a 13 jours
Twin engine is genius, balance it out.
Derek Davis
Derek Davis Il y a 13 jours
Also maybe some weight savings as well, no fuel tank, idk what batteries and motors weigh.
dsd Dala
dsd Dala Il y a 13 jours
The reason so many sailers convert an old boat to ONE electric engine, is because many of us are not privileged White people. We don't have $300,000 for a fancy new boat.
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 13 jours
Wow... just.... wow.
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 13 jours
Right... or buy a $3,000 salvaged boat and convert it to electric for $100 ... if your budget is smaller (like we have) . Everyone has a budget.
Kimble Mooney
Kimble Mooney Il y a 13 jours
Great Stuff guys - now for the all electric Cat!
Kimble Mooney
Kimble Mooney Il y a 12 jours
How about you guys being the pioneers - one of the light Cats like the Balance 526 with Green Yachts?
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 13 jours
There are a few out there already, but mainly day sailor/charter boats. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for a viable one to come to market. When there is, we’ll do our best to get on-board for a test sail.
Rote Rakaten
Rote Rakaten Il y a 14 jours
Can one motor be on for motion while another is generating power??
London BRZ
London BRZ Il y a 14 jours
Nice Sails
Andy P!
Andy P! Il y a 15 jours
I'm waiting for the munchkins to pop out
Boomer Il y a 15 jours
What is the energy density of Of the battery versus fuel tanks versus range versus weight. Because I've been out where was dead calm I've had the engine 500 miles to a port.
chris watts
chris watts Il y a 15 jours
Hmmmm. Two motors. Twice the work to fix when something breaks....
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 15 jours
Accept their electric, so aside from replacing zincs on haul out, you don't really need to fix anything.
John Howell
John Howell Il y a 15 jours
I sailed on an electric yacht on Lake Taupo a few years ago. Was so quiet. The air was too light though so even though they raised the main, it was still on electric power for most of the trip, but you never would know 8)
John Howell
John Howell Il y a 15 jours
Sailors, not diesel mechanics!!! I hope you get paid for that tag line 8)
Carlos Fernandez-Verhaak
Carlos Fernandez-Verhaak Il y a 16 jours
Give me a good Scandinavian boat and leave this for the boat shows.
Antony Smyth
Antony Smyth Il y a 16 jours
Single line reefing is not favoured by a lot of us, too much friction, too much to go wrong in stressful times..
B. M
B. M Il y a 17 jours
soooooooo you could be better evaluators and consultants if you were given a hull of your own to "study" on etc, I think they should look into this, and We LOVE you guys, Hugs From Frozen Canada. Ohhh and a case or two of wine or SOMEONE might get cranky, ROFL....;-)
Scuba Miike
Scuba Miike Il y a 17 jours
Looks simular to the oceanis 41 and the 51, slight differences... but the topside mold and n other things are identical
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 17 jours
Lol. Not even close.
funnyglow Il y a 17 jours
The scenery is so beautiful and stunning.Very enjoyable! Reminds me of my trips where I take the good music like the Guns N Roses, Imagine Draongs or the Delta Parole and then enjoy the powerful feeling of the sea. ¡vamos!
Ms Seasailor
Ms Seasailor Il y a 18 jours
Absolutely dam true!!! The king of the future of sailing!! Thank you all for bringing sailing to the future! I love this philosopy
arktseytlin Il y a 18 jours
and if run out of energy can still use diesel generator just in case... the future in boats is definitely electric.
arktseytlin Il y a 18 jours
they should pack a Tesla battery into the keel; 100kwh or so, that will be aplenty, and in the right spot
arktseytlin Il y a 18 jours
@Sailing Uma LOL 380 to be exact :)
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 18 jours
And 300 volts....
arktseytlin Il y a 18 jours
The interior is kind of sterile though...
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 18 jours
Of course. It’s a brand new boat without an owner. It’s like an empty house. It’s a blank canvas.
matt page
matt page Il y a 19 jours
you are going to need it with the coming depression and gas prices so high they won't be able to make electric stuff
f0t0b0y Il y a 19 jours
That boats freaking gorgeous.
AYVABTU Il y a 20 jours
Ok but where is the post trip sit down about the pros and cons? Don't get me wrong, I loved the vid and the boat and the idea, but I'd really like a post trip review.
Vaughan Gill
Vaughan Gill Il y a 20 jours
Hi Guys. I like the idea of "all electric". But what happens if you are at anchor for a week and reliant on battery power only ? How long will the batteries power up the boat equipment ?
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a 20 jours
You could comfortably stay on anchor for about 7-10 days on just the batteries alone. But if a future owner is looking for a livaboard, then definitely some solar would be spec’d in the build. 500-1000W would be plenty.
Toby aspiring
Toby aspiring Il y a 24 jours
Wow you guys that was an awesome magic trick!!!!!!
Janet Clark
Janet Clark Il y a 24 jours
what an awesome experience!
And nam
And nam Il y a 24 jours
I just love ❤️ to see the CANADIAN FLAG 🇨🇦 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦
andy schuster
andy schuster Il y a 5 jours
To answer the question whether the hydro regeneration effects boat speed at 8-9 knots... Drag due to wave making and boat motions is way more than that of the propellers, when you are traveling at or near hull speed.
andy schuster
andy schuster Il y a 5 jours
What is the minimum boat speed for hydo regeneration? For example if I'm on a mooring, with a 1 knot tidal current, will the system recharge the batteries? For example, I sail the boat over the weekend and then tie up to a permanent mooring in a tidal estuary, will the battery recharge? Or I go sailing in light air area at less than 4 knots (chesapeak bay or long island sound) in the summer, will the batteries be recharged.
andy schuster
andy schuster Il y a 5 jours
Do you know what CACA MEANS in Spanish?
Kris Szabo
Kris Szabo Il y a 24 jours
I,d love to see this applies to a dragonfly 40
Tommy Petraglia
Tommy Petraglia Il y a 25 jours
A paid promotional, for which I hope Dan and Kika were handsomely rewarded, for a boat not nearly as cool, charming, neat, versatile and livable as their own Uma, in a price range not nearly affordable for most of their viewers. What endears us to Sailing Uma is the unpretentious do it yourself way they've enabled to live and share with us the live aboard cruising sailing life. As soon as they buried the rail I had seen enough and was out. Sorry to say I wasn't impressed. Gimme Dan crawling around aft below installing the self steering vane any day
John Rushworth
John Rushworth Il y a 25 jours
It’s 10 years since I converted my sail boat to electric and at last it’s good to here the views aired in the video becoming mainstream.
John Ingram
John Ingram Il y a 26 jours
New Savona coming up for U2?
johannes lidenberg
johannes lidenberg Il y a 26 jours
You're lovely people and do great video work. But it kinda feels like the videos are more very slicky made advertisements lately. The story seems missing. Hope you both have fun anyhow!
Carter Quillen
Carter Quillen Il y a 26 jours
Nice boat but I'm not impressed with the "Ikea" interior. It just lacks any "warmth" and seems bland. (IMO)
Fee Binnekade
Fee Binnekade Il y a 27 jours
Off grid all except for the gas cooking stove! Why not use induction?
David Sheriff
David Sheriff Il y a 27 jours
Stay positive....always go with the flow...and watch out for the currents....
Olivier Giffaux
Olivier Giffaux Il y a 27 jours
Very interesting design. Thank for showing us this great boat and for the awesome sailing images!
Jamey Creel
Jamey Creel Il y a 28 jours
Interesting, a twin screw design similar to the CSS Tallahassee of 1863...
Robert Lee
Robert Lee Il y a 28 jours
What a fabulous video. Congratulations.
Condor Gebecke
Condor Gebecke Il y a 28 jours
Damn you are back in the cold. sorry. Keep on the love!
Condor Gebecke
Condor Gebecke Il y a 28 jours
hi there you beautiful couple. René from Norway here. So you left my freezing home for some sun and heat? Sweet, I hope you guys get a SWEET DEAL from Green Yacht / Salona yachts like the couple from (sailing la Vagabond) wish you the best, sweet sunshine and heat! and hopefully a new boat. you deserve it! Love from Norway (me) and Kenya (my sweet wife)
martinjazz78 Il y a 28 jours
What's the name of the place you spent the first night on a mooring buoy?
Billy Baycroft
Billy Baycroft Il y a 28 jours
Ummm I think this is your best episode yet! The Salona is amazing! Fairwinds from B.C.
Fine day for sailing with Captain heather
wow i really appreciate seeing this thanks!
Brian Evolved
Brian Evolved Il y a mois
there should be no gas in galley
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a mois
Jason and Nikki have a genset and two diesel motors. Plus a lot more solar than you can fit on a monohull. It’s definitely possible. There are other electric boats out there doing it too. But that is up to an owner to spec when their boat is being built. This is a show boat. It has no owner. So it’s a blank slate and only has the minimum. This video is actually good proof why the Salona has a gas stove. We love The Wynns so this isn’t a comment against them, just realize that they have the same amount of lithium batteries as we do, accept we need them for our motor and they only use them for house loads. When they need to motor they can use their diesels. They also have 5X more solar and are in the tropics. We have an alcohol stove and a wood stove for a reason. Our 400W of solar isn’t enough for induction and Air con. You could probably fit 1kW of solar on the Salona of you we’re really clever, but that would be barely enough to ditch the gas stove and heat. The regen would help a bit, but we recommend enough solar to run your house loads AND enough wind. Then the regen is for the motors. You’ll get 2 out of three and never at full capacity so it will average out to enough over time. But that is only of a future owner wants to live full time off grid. Most folks don’t. They just have a boat for weekends or races and don’t need 1000W of solar or care too much about cooking.
makerpadwan wkp
makerpadwan wkp Il y a mois
its a good thing Uma isn't a jealous lady you sailing on a different boat
Iztok Šušteršič
Very nice boat, nice and enjoyable presentation. For longer passages solar panels are must. It would be nice to have hard top with solar panels option. Otherwise I know Salona shipyard very well and must say that they were open for fresh ideas since their establishment. Congratulations!
kennediens Il y a mois
What a great boat. really interesting potential.
SV DEEVA Il y a mois
What an amazing beautiful sailboat, the way of the future.
Anthony Peterson
Anthony Peterson Il y a mois
Thx guys. Bc u put panels on ur boat it had me consideration to install a small one on my boat with wheels...actually my RV. Keep living the dream.
Maarten Jongkind
Maarten Jongkind Il y a mois
I love the older model boats, but I have to say that this sleek (fridge) looking one does have a special place for me... Would love to take this around the world! Greets from a Dutch guy in Greece ;)
Theo de Coo
Theo de Coo Il y a mois
great video and nice boat,. watching this in my boat from the Netherlands
Ed Dijkstra
Ed Dijkstra Il y a mois
Nice, and I see a lot of benefits. But what I did expect, was cooking electric too (induction). One of the troubles getting everywhere is, that the connection for gasbottles in many countries are different. In that case you are only using electric and thus more independent. For the rest, I loved it.
Coffee Time
Coffee Time Il y a mois
This is a smart move for Solana. It's better than any commercial. Love the boat a lot!
Lasivian Leandros
Lasivian Leandros Il y a mois
Uhm, why build an electric boat and use a gas stove??
mattinla98 Il y a mois
If I had to have a mono hull. This would be the one!
John Mendez
John Mendez Il y a mois
I feel so hopeful and enthused to get into green sailing. Being part Croatian myself seeing that my grandma's country has a company building these incredible vessels. I wish you all the best. Regards from Chile.
Imhotep Kemet
Imhotep Kemet Il y a mois
Never though about sailing before but you guys give the desire, hope and I mean every reason to sail, good Job Guys.
AliB333 Il y a mois
Ok but...Bimini?
gerard mo
gerard mo Il y a mois
I think the cooker needs like some sort of extractor fan over it. That boat should easily hit 20knts surfing 🏄‍♂️
jozo šaravanja
jozo šaravanja Il y a mois
I just stumbled on this channel. And I started binge watching videos and next thing I know is you are in my beautiful country. Pleasant surprise and hope you enjoyed Croatia. :D
Aladen Marcos
Aladen Marcos Il y a mois
Left me smiling, as always. Not much mention of batteries, which is fine since nowadays we have batteries good enough to 'take for granted' somewhat. Years ago, the old lead-acid batteries were right 'down' there with the diesel, etc. Awesome video, thanks.
MarkoCloud Il y a mois
Salonas are very easy to sail and perform very well. It's nice to see electric propulsion in one. However from my experience the boom is really long and the sail goes almost to the end of the stern and you would really need to have quite the overhang if you wanted to fit any solar on the back.
D|M Photo
D|M Photo Il y a mois
Had never heard of the brand before so mission accomplished! I've been skeptical of electric but a purpose built boat with tons of regenerative capacity and huge battery banks definitely changes the game a bit. Twin engines is a nice benefit too...maybe the scales are tipping.
Dona Cardenas
Dona Cardenas Il y a mois
😍🎉🔜➡️➡️ Hi guys, love your vlogs. Dont comment much but this was a great one(like all the others) but I had a question. We are a family of 4 humans and 2 fur babies so we are looking at catamarans for size, comfort and space. Do you think it’s possible to retrofit a cat to electric? New ones are waaaaaay above our pay grade.
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a mois
yes BUT it very much depends 100% on the sailboat itself (monohull or catamaran) You can technically put an electric motor on any boat, but the higher the performance, the better it would work because the less you would need to use the motor. Most sailboats just don't perform well enough to compliment just having an electric motor, in which case a hybrid is a more viable option.
Stefano Longo
Stefano Longo Il y a mois
But cooking is still gas?
Case 275
Case 275 Il y a mois
...and they will donate hull number 1 to you guys! 😂
Carol Goergens
Carol Goergens Il y a mois
Also I love love that you don’t use fake high pitched infomercial voices
Carol Goergens
Carol Goergens Il y a mois
Your production is far above any other sailing channel
Gavin Grantham
Gavin Grantham Il y a mois
Now then two things that would make this a great sailing boat are; Double rudder system and a variable depth keel for those shallow waters. So that the draft could be between 0.85m and 2.45m, just a thought??
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a mois
Then the boat would loose all it's sailing performance. A deep bulb keel and a large single rudder are one of the reasons she points so well in very light and heavy wind.
Tom Herfel
Tom Herfel Il y a mois
Great video. I'm sure someone asked, but there are so many comments I don't have time to look at them all. How much? $$
David M McCulloch
David M McCulloch Il y a mois
soooo LIT!! I want this boat man. Time to see how much it will set a player back lol
Brian Drourr
Brian Drourr Il y a mois
I am drinking game. Sea drive = social green = give a drink Uma = take a drink please tell me you green screed his green shirt with something fun.
Michael Edmund
Michael Edmund Il y a mois
This is the way to go very happy with what I'm seeing great design.
alemon74 Il y a mois
presumably with twin motors and ?twin rudders? you can also use propwash to your advantage which you wouldnt be able to do with a single rudder.
alemon74 Il y a mois
nevermind, just noted it is single rudder.
Courtney Gorman
Courtney Gorman Il y a mois
What a great and eye opening video! Well done Cheers
Angel L. Matos
Angel L. Matos Il y a mois
Can it be possible to re-gen with one while using the other one.? If the battery bank is split .
Sailing Uma
Sailing Uma Il y a mois
Not much reason too. Physics doesn’t work that way. Motoring at 5 kts uses, let’s say 6kW of power, the regen at that speed is about 500W.
Bellas Mom Rocks
Bellas Mom Rocks Il y a mois
Also... (missing) That is why ...IT is ALWAYS the LAST 👉 PLACE you LOOK! 😂😂🤣🤣
Bruce Hartnett
Bruce Hartnett Il y a mois
Ahoy from liveaboard in Hamiton Ont Canada. Super sexy New ship to try out. If they give U a deal can I make an offer for Uma? Keep up the awesome life n sharing with Us! Cheers!
Bellas Mom Rocks
Bellas Mom Rocks Il y a mois
I finally figured out what KIKA means...Its short for KICKSTAND, right? I've noticed this b4 but just put 2+2 together. See minute 13:19 and 23:26 😂🤣⛵👯 😘you guys !
nooneusesthisname Il y a mois
I was surprised that Graham from Green Yachts didn't mention the noise or rather lack thereof with electric motors as a main selling point. I suspect modern boats have better sound deading but all the ones I grew up sailing were loud enough to be really irritating. When he was talking about "electric makes you sail more" the first thing I thought of was you sailed more, well ok first cause you're a sailor, but also to turn the damn noisy beast of a diesel engine off. Above decks it was bad and below you couldn't hear anyone talk unless you shouted.