North Sailing – the Future of Sustainable Whale Watching and Adventure Sailing
North Sailing is formally launching the electrically driven sailing ship, Opal. Húsavík – Sunday, 12 July, from 14:00-15:00 o’clock.
Electrical motor installed
North Sailing, along with a team of Icelandic and Nordic collaborators, has developed a new, specially designed Regenerative Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Propulsion system. The electrical system will later be installed in the whole of the North Sailing fleet.
Specially designed propellar generates electricity under sails
The sailing ship Opal will be the first of its kind anywhere in the world, engineered to harness wind energy, created under sail, to charge the ship’s batteries.
Specially designes batteries, 4 in total – each over 600 kilograms
Prime minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson will formally launch the new Regenerative Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Propulsion system.
The ceremony will commence at the North Sailing wharf at 14.00 o´clock.
Light refreshments will be served.