Surya Namaskar has received a unique Balinese style paint, giving her a soul. She has been ornamented with the Balinese Barong “Naga Banda”, known as the guardian of temples and of families descending from the Great God. True piece of art by Balinese airbrush star artist @otheystarcostum.
Barong, the Balinese mythology monster, has been chosen to embellish the electric outboard engine of Surya Namaskar, “Manta 3.0”. Barong is the Protector, the symbol of health and good fortune, a very auspicious design to power the electric motor of the first solar jukung in history!
A historical moment for Surya Namaskar and ecological boats in Indonesia at large, the first solar panel has been presented on the roof of the jukung!
Surya Namaskar is on her way to Benoa Bay! Here in her new den, surrounded by the cozy mangroves, she will undergo the final modifications to become the first solar jukung in history!
Surya Namaskar is now undergoing the conversion works to become the first ever solar powered jukung!
The Azura Marine “Manta 3.0” electric outboard motor of Surya Namaskar is ready for assembly! This electric outboard motor will propel Surya Namaskar around Bali and further. It is the perfect example that it is possible to turn outdated technology into the most modern and clean ones. Equipped with a high efficiency maintenance-free brushless direct current motor, a specifically designed propeller and many other unique features, this outboard motor will offer the equivalent of a 30 HP conventional engine while having no impact on the environment.
Converting a traditional boat from conventional gas engine to electric propulsion is not very complicated. However, we did not leave anything to chance for this first conversion and have remodeled entirely Surya Namaskar in 3D to ensure perfect design and execution of the works.
The modification of the outboard engine needed to replace the 2 stroke gas engine by an electric motor required detailed engineering. Each and every part has been modelled in 3D and all the tolerances of the assembly have been checked prior to issuing drawings for production.
Azura Marine Earth’s main focus presently is on Surya Namaskar, the first solar electric eco-boat to circumnavigate around Bali. However, we like to use our know how to help others go blue (Blue is the new green 😉 and we have helped Serenity Eco-Guesthouse in Canggu, Bali turn their golf buggy solar. Thanks to the solar panels on the roof, the recharging intervals of the buggy will be incomparably longer…if recharging does not become superfluous altogether!
As much as we like to trust our partners and suppliers at Azura Marine Earth, nothing can be left to chance, especially when it comes to the solar panels. It is necessary to check all the panels before their installation onboard to guarantee the sun power will be converted into sufficient electrical power for Surya Namaskar’s propulsion.
Each panel has been numbered and an inventory made for all the 32 panels. This allows to calculate and predict the electrical power available from the solar roof of Surya Namaskar.