BIG NEWS.. the first step on our new journey

7. okt.. 2020
524 012 Ganger

A huge thanks to Oceanvolt ( & Doyle Sails ( for pledging their support for our new project. We can't wait to work with two of the industries leaders in the marine industry.
To learn more about Oceanvolt and their clean electric propulsion systems, visit: or check out Doyle Sails here:
More announcements to come......
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04:34 - Evan Schaeffer - Drift -
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08:52 - Phoria - Loss -
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  • I was hoping you were going to go through the Panama Canal 😟 I guess that won’t be happening now as you’ll not really have the range if there’s now wind, unless you start the generator which defeats the whole object. I’m really interested to hear about damage mitigation for the motors in the event of a lightning strike, something i always felt made electric propulsion unsuitable for vessels at sea.

    Just WayneJust WayneMåned siden
  • That’s awesome! Not surprising, but awesome. So does this mean that you guys will build your own hull? If so, will it be a high performance carbon fibre plus fibreglass construction? Will you have sufficient solar panels plus batteries to run the motor without the need for diesel? Will you be regenerating electricity from both the water movement and air movement? Do you want a partner for the hull building (McConnaghy - I suggest you ring these guys). Most important - are you designing a boat for yourselves only, or will you become a manufacturer? Do you have a target price point in mind? When is your target date for the prototype? And for production? I.E. - When should I start saving??????????????? Oh - Lenny is so funny - what a great little dude!

    gabebabe1gabebabe1Måned siden
  • Amazing work you two!

    Rosa WilliamsRosa Williams2 måneder siden
  • This is what I am talking about, and the reason I have been working so hard to get my own Yacht. This looks so amazing. I had a question for you or any followers, I am looking into security for my vessel and found and they look great, but are there others you suggest or do you like gost? Thanks in advance.

    Spencer MeyersSpencer Meyers2 måneder siden
  • Riley how long can you hold your breath for

    Alexander DobbsAlexander Dobbs2 måneder siden
  • That´s really good news! :)

    Christian KruseChristian Kruse2 måneder siden
  • Emissions free vessel project and you announce it on a spear fishing trip. If you want to be emission free, the first and most important thing to start with is to become vegan!!

    Marian LöhrMarian Löhr2 måneder siden
  • How cool is that awesomeness

    louie jaussaudlouie jaussaud2 måneder siden
  • I’m sorry to bother you people - the song in the beginning - yeah I know it’s in the description but I can’t find the song.. anybody who can help me - much love from Denmark 🇩🇰

    Josephine Victoria Viuf PedersenJosephine Victoria Viuf Pedersen3 måneder siden
  • Thats awesome news guys! You might want to check out the spirit yachts 44E. The yacht is emissions free and even has PV panels in its sails. How cool is that?

    Tjalling de JongTjalling de Jong3 måneder siden
  • If you don't mind me asking, how did yall afford a 1m dollar sailboat for this? I've been interested in doing this for a long time but It seems out of reach, these sailboats are way more expensive than my cigarette boat.

  • I just watched the video where you said that you guys are going electric, wow this is amazing and I really look forward to watching you guys on your new boat!😉

    Corry VisserCorry Visser3 måneder siden
  • Incredible guys! Beyond exciting! 😍

    Dan MDan M3 måneder siden
  • Happy for the news which should keep you going for another six years, my best wishes and prayers for La Vagabond crew, love your vids

    Jim FifeJim Fife3 måneder siden
  • 👍

    Владимир ГлебовВладимир Глебов3 måneder siden
  • Amazing news can't wait to see your plans turn into reality

    Paul MitchellPaul Mitchell3 måneder siden
  • congratulations to you both, you are helping pave the way for the world to follow. pretty amazing and couldnt be happier it is you to do it, thank you.

    Dan DDan D3 måneder siden
  • Congratulations! Please don't end up with black sails, however. It will interfere with/detract from the overall aesthetic of your shows.

    Lapeer CharlieLapeer Charlie3 måneder siden
  • Always support and love you guys but way way to many commercials wow it’s every few seconds it seems I lose interest after to many of them. Sending you love tho..

    Pennie LPennie L3 måneder siden
  • Amazing.

    AcondaAconda3 måneder siden
  • Wow ! This is amazing !!

    Bubbly EmmaBubbly Emma3 måneder siden
  • Lenny is literally the cutest baby ever

    Ellie MarkeyEllie Markey3 måneder siden
  • Love your videos guys! Thank you for allowing some to forget about the snow 💛

    itsmeaglaeitsmeaglae3 måneder siden
  • lennie is starting to look more and more like his mommy 😁

    Emily lealEmily leal3 måneder siden
  • Now you just need to partner with a company like eFoy, and there should be no more use for fossil fuel propulsion. I am proud to know you are making an effort in installing Oceanvolt. However, you might want to plan that installation together with a systems engineer not associated with Oceanvolt. Why? You might wonder. The reason has to do with things like propulsion battery bank size, isolation transformers, balanced loads, house loads, efficient DC to DC conversion, etc. For me the biggest problem with going from an engine to a motor is hot water. Many marine hot water tanks use heat from the Diesel engines to heat water. Do you turn on the generator to heat water or do you use 10-kWh from the batteries to heat water? Ideally there would be a mini heat pump hot water tank using only 3-kWh. Oceanvolt is tangentially interested in solving some of these issues for you as you are about to discover. There is nothing wrong with Oceanvolt products as far as I can tell, but they are a vessel propulsion company that uses electricity to do it, and though they have solved some of these issues, there are other remaining issues still without an optimal approach through no fault of their own. Some of the system integrators have good approaches to some of these issues, but there are not that many with a truly universal vision of how to integrate and install such systems, and on top of this you will need good tradesmen with the actual installation. There are many installers, but there are few OCD electrical installers able to make it look beyond neat and to make it safe. Take a look at a around 0:50:

    E KE K3 måneder siden
    • @jfbeam hello. Today you can cook on an electric boat with an electric induction stove and an electrical convection oven. Moreover, it should be possible to use a heat pump hot water tank to provide hot water. The problem in my opinion is not so much a problem of energy as it is one of space. Why would they want to do this? Think of the many places they have travelled. Gas and Diesel are not always easy to obtain, and they are subject to local island fossil fuel prices. From an energy perspective, if they will be installing two Oceanvolt motors, when under sail they should easily regain over 2-kWh every hour under light wind condition (7.5-knots per hour). This means that if they have sufficient battery storage space that they could obtain just from sailing at least 48-kWh per day with light winds, and with winds around 10-knots per hour they could be storing around 5-kWh per hour. Take a look at the hydrogeneration chart at the bottom of this page: Storing 48-kWh requires a larger battery bank than the one proposed by Oceanvolt; however, when under anchor, it will provide sufficient house load energy for several days. A three kW-solar system should have no problem in topping it off on a daily basis. A 48-kWh battery storage system would work both for house loads and propulsion. However, boats have many devices on 12-volts. Therefore, one idea would be to have a large 48-battery bank for propulsion and AC house loads, and for devices requiring 12-volts a DC to DC converter from the main battery bank could do this. Moreover, some of these 12-volt systems require sort of a UPS system; therefore, a second 12-volt battery bank could do this. The more interesting question would be how much energy would they need to move forward at 4-knots per hour? This might provide some further information on how large a battery bank they might need both for house loads and for propulsion when there is no wind. I believe about 33% of the time there is no wind, and there are area and times of the year where and when this is more pronounced. Suppose, they require 4-kWh to move forward at 4-knots for 30-hours in a cloudy climate with no wind. This means they would require 120 kWh of energy. Suppose they use 20-kWh for house loads including hot water, and they use 15-kWh for 12-volt devices. They would require 155-kWh for these 30-hours. A 3-kW solar system will provide a maximum of 12-kWh per day. Suppose the solar system manages to produce 0-kWh during these 30-hours. Where are they going to obtain energy? They could use a DC generator able to keep the batteries topped off directly without an inverter. If they have a 48-kWh battery, they can draw go as low as a 20% DOD and as high as 90%. This provides a working range of 70% from the 48-kWh battery bank. This is 33.6-kWh. At 4-kWh for propulsion they will need restarting the DC generator every 8-hours. However, they, also, have about 1.2-kWh each hour for house loads and 12-volt devices. This means restarting the generator every 7-hours. This would be the most difficult 30-hours from an energy perspective that I would expect. The rest of the time they can sail and regenerate energy, and while under anchor the solar system should keep up with daily energy demands. Many of the energy hungry devices for 12-volts would be shutoff while under anchor.

      E KE K3 måneder siden
    • Heat is a big issue for "off grid" systems. There's nothing more off grid than a boat. I applaud their goal of _zero_ emissions, but I'd still want gas for cooking and heat. (it's not like they're going to put a pellet furnace on the boat.)

      jfbeamjfbeam3 måneder siden
  • Love protects.

    Lizza ZweigLizza Zweig3 måneder siden
  • I had no idea oceanvolt was a Finnish company..! Yay motherland!

    Jenny MossaJenny Mossa3 måneder siden
  • Congrats, well deserved!

    KK KeikiKK Keiki4 måneder siden
  • i hate that ppl get paid to do this kinda shit while most of the people that watch are people that cant afford to go to these places

    NKNK4 måneder siden
  • Where are they? Azores?

    Brooks KirkbrideBrooks Kirkbride4 måneder siden
  • I’m so so flipping excited for you ♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Paige CrosbyPaige Crosby4 måneder siden
  • Love the new intro with grown up Lenny 😭 So excited for you guys and to follow along!

    alidierkingalidierking4 måneder siden
  • What fantastic news!!😂✨🤩⛵️

    bythesea 760bythesea 7604 måneder siden
  • Love watching your son. He is so cute and smart

    Veronica PerezVeronica Perez4 måneder siden
  • Congratulations, you guys! Oceanvolt and Doyle Sails are going to do so much to help you in the quest for zero-emissions vessel quest! I'm so looking forward to your future adventures and the progress and install videos I hope you will share! Stay safe out there!

    Laughter On WaterLaughter On Water4 måneder siden
  • ❤️🥰

    Jeff CarterJeff Carter4 måneder siden
  • @ 9:49 sounds like Speech text robot

    Jeff CarterJeff Carter4 måneder siden
  • I would have hoped out your sponsor wouldn't have cheaped out on air conditioning from day one.....

    nobody46820nobody468204 måneder siden
  • The lifestyle isn't as inaccessible as you might think. Read How To Buy A Boat For The Liveaboard Lifestyle.

    malcolm snookmalcolm snook4 måneder siden
  • Everyone CAN make a difference !!! WE can turn this around... one planet Sending you my love and best wishes on your drive to look after our planet. Go Team SLV

    ajmongosajmongos4 måneder siden
  • 10:52 That investment round, i couldnt find anything about it. Can someone help me out here?

    Eragon BaffelEragon Baffel4 måneder siden
  • Americas Cup is about new designs & materials - costs not such a big problem. You guys seem to be about new ways of sailing within a budget which will surely lead to improved systems generally. Good to see companies getting on board. Go for it.

    Sailing Ophelia Compass29Sailing Ophelia Compass294 måneder siden
  • So glad to see you break a pair of OceanVolt engines for totally self sustained sailing.....cruising with almost zero footprint... congrats‼️‼️‼️great job of these videos

    Brenda HennesseyBrenda Hennessey4 måneder siden
  • These companies now a good thing when they see one. Congrats and good luck La Vagabonde.

    John SibleyJohn Sibley4 måneder siden
  • My favorite moment on you tube is catching up with you guys. Can’t tell you how it feels to hear the best news of’s going to make it even more special to witness the partnerships you’ve just been granted with in making La vagabonde the boat that will leave mo traces in her passages but inspirations and more adventures...keep on doing the good work. Looking out for you guys.

    FeastsdonegoodFeastsdonegood4 måneder siden
  • You deserve this!!!!!!

    Sofía TarnSofía Tarn4 måneder siden
  • Wow such exciting partnerships you guys have.

    Mr and Mrs Living LifeMr and Mrs Living Life4 måneder siden
  • Gonna need a backup generator. The electrics on yer boat, especially the water maker will suck the batteries down fast. And if you want to motor any distance at all, you will need a ton of batteries. which will weigh the boat down,

    lorne lornelorne lorne4 måneder siden
  • I'm still curious as to why we never got hard data from the Oceanvolt Gunboat 55. The lack of that information makes me think that the numbers had to be way less than estimated. But I am really curious. It also still never make sense to me to turn your engine prop into a Regen. You need a dedicated regen prop in the design. It could even lift out of the water when not in use. Complex topic. I'll be looking forward to more.

    Ian MacLeanIan MacLean4 måneder siden
  • Super excited for you guys to get sponsored by Oceanvolt and Doyle Sails! Super smart of their marketing people to do this! The exposure they will get is tremendous. I just sent Oceanvolt an email, I'm definitely interested in investing in the company! Love you guys! Keep up the fantastic work! Can't wait to run into you somewhere is this amazing world!

    Dave PetersenDave Petersen4 måneder siden
  • Woohoo Doyle Sails Marblehead Massachusetts!

    James HaugJames Haug4 måneder siden
  • This is pretty amazing! I started watching you guys when you were in your monohull sailboat and its been pretty awesome to see you and your channel grow to where you are today. I just looked at your subscriber count and omg I had not realized how big you all have become! Its been an awesome journey watching your videos and I hope to continue into the future.

    DeadWasabiDeadWasabi4 måneder siden
  • Can’t wait to see you guys post the vid’ on the Oceanvolt retrofit.

    Robert TorresRobert Torres4 måneder siden
  • The future of La vagabond is very exciting! I think your platform is awesome, I would love to see and hear more about climate change and why you have moved towards renewable energy!! :)

    MarleeMarlee4 måneder siden
  • Your next cat? Of course finished out with your desired propulsion and sails.

    S CiampaS Ciampa4 måneder siden
  • Lenny's Oedipus complex is showing. He is like 3 now? He won't be jealous for long.. ;-)

    TJ NugentTJ Nugent4 måneder siden
  • I hope that with that change of power you solve your hot water problem too!!!!

    Matthias HampelMatthias Hampel4 måneder siden
  • OMG!!! How amazing to be partnering up with such progressive marine companies!!! I am absolutely STOKED TO WATCH THE MAGIC UNFOLD❤️ So very Happy for you guys! CHEERS!

    Dee SniderDee Snider4 måneder siden
  • After watching everything on NOworld and Patreon that you two have accomplished in the last 6 years and we're all in for more excitement!!! Thank you 2 (and everyone that has helped along the way) SO very much! Looking forward to another 6 years of adventure... and watching Lenny grow!! LOVE you 2 and smooth sailing in the future.

    Paul DeatheragePaul Deatherage4 måneder siden
  • Congrats! So happy for you guys and love all the wonderful things you're putting out there.

    Leora CalmusLeora Calmus4 måneder siden
  • Awesome news! Congrats guy's. I love the motto of the company "To make the planet better for our kid's than the way we got it!"

    Zan BZan B4 måneder siden
  • Amazing news, good luck 👍 👏

    Adrian VoicaAdrian Voica4 måneder siden
  • Some say andrè ate peanut butter that night.

    EdgarEdgar4 måneder siden
  • The technology on a boat is still in its infancy but using salt water to make hydrogen fuel is the real solution

    Paul GerrardPaul Gerrard4 måneder siden
  • Yeah! Brilliant with the electric propulsion. Thank you for leading the way. Let’s leave a better earth than we were given. Agreeing with anyone claiming your videos are better and better. Love the new intro but as a creature of habit, I always have to add “meet Lenny” 🤗

    Mary MaMary Ma4 måneder siden
  • I think its time Lenny needs a mustache like dad!

    Morgan RechMorgan Rech4 måneder siden
  • The video quality is just through the roof!

    SoulsmithingSoulsmithing4 måneder siden
  • Go OceanVolt! All the way from freezing Finland, proud Finnish moment right there!!

    Pauliina HovilaPauliina Hovila4 måneder siden
  • There's sth about your channel that is so much more uplifting than any other travelling channel I've come across! Thanks for doing it! :)

    MarikaMarika4 måneder siden
  • so do I understand you will be leaving the current boat in the future for this other one?

    Luke LawsonLuke Lawson4 måneder siden
  • Congratulations on the new partnerships guys. I lost my breath and had a tear of joy in my eye when your new partners spoke. I'm so happy for you xx

    Brooke PeachesBrooke Peaches4 måneder siden
  • Make way for better things, love the momentum!

    Brandon BoothBrandon Booth4 måneder siden
  • Wow!! That's awesome news!! It's gonna be like whole "new" boat! You are worth it guys! Much love from Sweden. 🧡💛💚💙💜

    Niclas LindénNiclas Lindén4 måneder siden

    russ bentleyruss bentley4 måneder siden
  • lenny is so adorable

    AerovvsAerovvs4 måneder siden
  • Maintain Velocidad🥰

    5555filly5555filly4 måneder siden
  • You guys are rad!

    John HadenJohn Haden4 måneder siden
  • GO an electric Trimiran!! > Neel51?

    Foresight88ifyForesight88ify4 måneder siden
    • Paul Rathke? Explain plz. I was under her impression a trimaran is faster? Ergo more performance?

      Foresight88ifyForesight88ify4 måneder siden
    • huge drop in performance

      Paul RathkePaul Rathke4 måneder siden
  • First time commenting but I’ve been following you guys for a bit now... love you’re videos. Thank you for sharing you’re adventures!! That is amazing news on your new partnerships. Really excited for you guys and look forward to your next port calls shenanigans!!

    Trevor MoserTrevor Moser4 måneder siden
  • Going with Doyle, you won't be sorry... Loads tend to go for the mainstream sailmakers (which are still good) but I just think that a company like Doyle is not to mess with... I have a square top from them and it's a good one.

    Simon Schembri WarrenSimon Schembri Warren4 måneder siden
  • I'm so so happy of your partnerships! I've never heard of Oceanvolt before though I'm a Finn and as soon as I heard the guy from Oceanvolt speaking English with a Finnish accent my jaw dropped and I was like whaaat is this a Finnish company??? How cool!!

    WiivviWiivvi4 måneder siden
  • Great ambassadors for planet Earth

    Martin PhillipsMartin Phillips4 måneder siden
  • I am looking forward to your new videos.

    Mark PoirierMark Poirier4 måneder siden
  • Elayna, you continue to get more and more physically beautiful, my goodness, all due respect to Riley. I love watching the content, but its hard not to notice how extraordinarily beautiful she is. Nuff said.

    Steven ClaytonSteven Clayton4 måneder siden
  • Could be an option to keep you battery’s charged :0)

    Paul TravissPaul Traviss4 måneder siden
  • Awesome, awesome news.

    david mcgrathdavid mcgrath4 måneder siden
  • I've had COVID the last week and been feeling super isolated as a social person. Watching y'all's videos has taken me to a different place and made my anxiousness go away completely. Thank you!

    Nathan HouseholderNathan Householder4 måneder siden
  • I need to know why Elaynas nickname is Pants

    Kellie GillamKellie Gillam4 måneder siden
  • So happy for you guys!!!!!!

    Crystal FrancisCrystal Francis4 måneder siden
  • Sails, engines, now all you need is the boat!

    Jamie LancasterJamie Lancaster4 måneder siden
  • You guys deserve it. Best of luck!

    13dcl13dcl4 måneder siden
  • Where Is the place?

    Jorge San MartínJorge San Martín4 måneder siden
  • What amazing news and what great companies Doyle Sails and Oceanvolt. My Gosh what ethical cutting edge sponsors. It could not happen to a more beautiful deserving family. We your patrons feel good knowing that you are taken care and coveted by these environmentally aware companies. Seeing your smiles brimming with pride from this news does our hearts good. Looking forward to more great episodes from your build, journey and travels. Elayna , Lenny & Skipper Riley. All the Best, Have Fun and Stay Safe

    Luis LopezLuis Lopez4 måneder siden
  • where is the investment link?

    RAH CapitalRAH Capital4 måneder siden
  • Unbelievable you guys. So proud of you. I got emotional. Why though? 😂 Love you guys, you light up alot of peoples days. Think you should know that. 💓

    İlayda K. Özbekİlayda K. Özbek4 måneder siden
  • I cannot express how excited I am that you guys are going electric. You will NOT go back! If I had two more thumb I’d give you four thumbs up! Awesome!!!

    Frederic BorlooFrederic Borloo4 måneder siden

    Jody SedrickJody Sedrick4 måneder siden
  • Congrats ...take us viewers to the next level of sailing . great news

    yuoop nokeyuoop noke4 måneder siden
  • You guys are the best on NOworld no doubt.

    Linda RiceLinda Rice4 måneder siden
  • Where are you going my friends

    Benjamin BUTTONBenjamin BUTTON4 måneder siden