SX88 is a superyacht by Sanlorenzo. Due to MG’s energy system, it’s a true crossover between its inside and its surroundings, cruising with zero emissions.
Eleven houseboats are being modernised with solar panels, electric engines and MG’s technology. Recharge your battery during a holiday powered by the sun.
The Lillebror 78 Hybrid is an aluminium tender sloop, balancing maximal luxury with minimal maintenance. The boat is equipped with a strong diesel engine ánd offers the comfort of electric sailing, due to MG’s batteries. Whether sailing in carefree luxury or cruising in blissful silence, Lillebror truly offers the best of both worlds.
When event venue Pollepleats was expanded with wellness facilities, its network connection was no longer sufficient. Instead it chose to focus on the future and rely on its own sustainable power supply. With an MG energy system it’s nearly 100% energy neutral. Ready to party on renewable power.
It’s summer, so it’t time to race around the world. From July 13 to 15 we travelled south once more to defend our international championship title in Monaco’s Solar & Electric Boat Challenge. And we won, yet again! Does it get easier? No. But it does get better.
No matter how many medals we’ve conquered, when the starting signal fires, we fight just as hard as anyone else. Or maybe even harder. Because it’s not just about winning, it’s about developing clean energy solutions and about raising awareness for a better tomorrow.
For over a century Monaco has been a pioneer in powerboating. Just like previous years Port Hercule bay staged an unusual spectacle for vessels powered solely by the sun. Designed and driven by international university students, these revolutionary boats are the guarantee of a future where environmental protection and innovation will become inseparable.
Wings above water…
Each year, teams from all over the world gather in Monte Carlo to compete in several challenges. And every time, their boats get better. Never before did we encounter so many other hydrofoil constructions. Which make perfect sense: when these ‘wings’ start to carry a hull above of the water, the speed can easily double.
… and dangers on sea
But so do the dangers. Especially on open seas, with salty water and unpredictable waves. That’s why we’ve spent the past few months improving our Furia’s stability. We’ve tested more than ever before. We’ve brought all the spares that we could carry. But would it be enough?
On Friday we participated in the first part, known as the Endurance Fleet Race. Its goal is to complete 50 laps over a closed course of about 0,5 nautical miles. Everything ran smoothy and we finished first, with an lead of 20 laps on our runner up.
Later on we won the International YCM Speed Record, with a velocity of 47.906 km/h, registered over one eighth of a mile (231.5m). Even though we didn’t beat our personal best, neither did anyone else, so the record of the world’s fastest solar boat is still in our name.
The Slalom Races were scheduled on Saturday morning. We got two attempts to set a time, and our second run turned out to be the quickest, with a time of of 1:11.5.
Just hours later, the One on One Sprint Championship Race took place. This knock-out duel proved quite worrisome in unexpected ways, but we finished first and at the end of the day we did secure the title.
We were lucky and our efforts came to fruition. Does it get sweeter? Yes. Even after four back-to-back victories, we were as grateful as ever to fly home on victory’s wings!
Once again we’d like to thank Yacht Club De Monaco for organising this spectacular event, as well as our wonderful sponsors CLAFIS and Victron Energy for allowing us to take a part in it. Together we fight the global battle for sustainable energy.
Save the date! On Friday June 9 we’ll be opening our new MG energy storage factory – with a wind powered musical performance by Syb van der Ploeg en Piter Wilkens!
For this special occasion, one of our very own MG battery system will be transported to Windpark A7 (near exit 16). From Wednesday evening on, it will be charged with wind energy, harvested by Noordenwind wind mills.
Syb van der Ploeg and Piter Wilkens
This green energy will be used to power a sustainable musical performance by none other than Syb van der Ploeg and Piter Wilkens. Together they will present their brand new song, ‘Leven van de Wind’ (‘living off the wind’).
These famous Dutch singer/songwriters founded JIT foundation to develop innovative audiovisual productions, with sustainability as a theme.
Celebrate with us
We’ll be working on sunshine, we’ll be singing on wind. Will you be there to celebrate with us? You’re welcome to join us!
Friday June 9
Foeke Sjoerdswei 3
8914 BH Leeuwarden
From the 6th until the 8th of June 2017 MG will be present at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2017, in Amsterdam. We’re very excited to present our newest technology to you.
Come and visit us
If you have questions about our innovative products and solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you at booth E3045!
Tuesday 8 June 10:30 – 18:00
Wednesday 9 June 10:30 – 19:00 *
Thursday 10 June 11.00 – 17:00
*free drinks party from 17.30 to 19.00 hrs
Last weekend the 2017 solar boat racing season was opened in Akkrum by the Eneco Solar Boat Race NK 2017. The two day race event comprised three challenges: a 52 km endurance race on Friday May 26th, a 1 hour lap race on Saturday May 27th, followed by a 350 meter sprint race for the grand finale. The weighted results of all three elements were taken into account to determine the overall winner.
After a winter spent indoors improving our Furia, we were eager to get back in the water and put our efforts to the test. The sun shone bright, our hopes were high and we started off quite well, setting a new record in the endurance race of 1 hour and 45 minutes. But then our fortunes turned. Early in the lap race we ran into some debris under water and our propellor got hit. Upon investigation we found out it was severely damaged, wrecked beyond repair. It seemed the race was over.
But if there’s one thing we’ve learned in all these years of racing, it’s to to never give up. Through the worst of setbacks, our team has developed a handy habit of carrying spare parts, for just about anything. Including a propellor. Within seven minutes the prop was switched, the boat back in the water, and the pursuit well on its way.
We were on the brink of dropping out. And for a while it seemed as if we’d finish last. But our team pushed through on sheer determination. Once again, our Furia finished first. Furthermore, we won the sprint race. For the fourth time, we secured the Dutch championship.
We’d like to thank Eneco Zonnebootrace for another fantastic event. We enjoyed the challenge and are proud to have won!
We’re growing fast and dreaming even bigger. That’s why we’ve moved to a beautiful new building. With ten times the size of our former premises, we now have ample space to upscale our production and development. Moreover, it’s situated even closer to the water, so we can easily take our solar boat for a testdrive.
Our new address is in walking distance of our previous location. Check out the view below or drop by for a quick tour and a cup of joe!
MG Energy Systems
Foeke Sjoerdswei 3
8914 BH Leeuwarden
+31 (0)58 – 7508947