Electrified atmosphere at North Sailing
North Sailing recently purchased two VW e-Golf electric cars in accordance with the company´s environmental policy. The cars will be used by the sales office in Reykjavík and the main office in Húsavík.From left: Birna Lind Björnsdóttir sales manager at North Sailing, Árni Þorsteinsson sales manager for VW cars at Hekla dealership and Heimir Harðarson captain at North Sailing.
At the same time the Sailing ship Opal is being refurbished with a new Regenerative Plug-in Hybrid Propulsion system. This unique system will allow the ship to run solely on renewable energy.Opal in Húsavík slipyard where it undergoes regular maintainance and installment of a new unique Regenerative Plug-in Hybrid Propulsion system.
By using the unique Regenerative Plug-in Hybrid Propulsion system in whale watching a new dimension is added to the way our guests experience nature. By eliminating the noise from the engine, one will hear these majestic animals louder and clearer. The unique slow-going electric driven propeller is extremely quiet in the water.The traditional oak sailing ship Opal will be able to produce elecricity with the propeller while using sails.
North Sailing plans to offer the first whale watching tours on the hybrid sailing ship Opal this summer from Húsavík. In July, Opal will then sail to Scoresby Sund fjord in Greenland where it will undertake adventure expeditions.