It all started when long time friends and study mates Gerard van der Schaar and Mark Scholten decided to build a boat and participate in a Dutch solar challenge. Since 2009 their Furia solar boat has finished first in just about any international solar boat event, be it in tiny waters or on open sea.
The CLAFIS Private Energy solar boat team has been working hard and during race season even around the clock, to push boundaries and break records. Every tiny detail is optimized to improve performance, resulting in a state-of-the-art solar boat, with all components working seamlessly together.
All they learn from this living lab is used to successfully developed their line of high performance solar energy storage solutions, for marine, industrial, off-grid/solar and automotive applications all over the world.
After a change in sponsorship the CLAFIS Victron Energy solar boat team continues to compete in solar races, eager to go to extremes in order to defend their title.