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MISSION SURYA NAMASKAR

The first Azura Marine Earth boat, baptized “Surya Namaskar” is a classical Indonesian fishing boat known as “Jukung” that has been converted into a solar electric boat. Surya is 100% clean: No fuel onboard, no noise, no vibrations, no smell, no oil leaks. The energy powering her up every day comes integrally from the Sun.

Mission Surya Namaskar – “Sun Salutation” in Sanskrit – and the Azura Marine Earth Crew – Julien Melot, Ela Alongi and Bapak Nyoman – have achieved the first circumnavigation of Bali, followed by a 1400 km eco-odyssey from Bali to Flores and back, solely powered by the Sun!

The voyage around Bali commenced end of September 2017 and took 7 days. Surya Namaskar beached every evening, welcoming passers-by, curious people, supporters and fans on the Balinese shores, offering them the opportunity to meet the Crew and have a closer look at this extraordinary boat.

In the first half of 2017, Surya Namaskar will be beached in Serangan, South peninsula of Bali, where she will undergo transformations of her roof and propulsion for the installation of solar panels, batteries, and electric motor. The works will be documented and technical information will be posted on our website, in line with the “copyleft” philosophy of this project: The more we share insights and knowledge about clean energy technologies, the faster it will spread and the better of our Planet Earth!

  • Surya Namaskar solar electric boat
  • Surya Namaskar Solar Electric Boat Pointing East
  • Azura Marine Manta 3.0 Ludicrous Electric outboard motor parameters adjustment

OBJECTIVES OF MISSION “SURYA NAMASKAR BALI”

  • Raising awareness of the public about the fantastic potential of renewable energies, especially solar

  • Proving that the technology is ready, available, reliable and cost-effective

  • Bringing to the knowledge and experience of local fishermen communities and boat tour operators a cleaner, silent, operation cost-free, maintenance free alternative to the old-fashioned polluting, noisy, unreliable gas engines

  • Education: The earlier the new generation learns about and masters the fundamentals of renewable energy, the better it will be for their own future. Free educational workshops on the basics of renewable energies and technologies will be offered to Balinese school and they will be able to follow the journey of Surya Namaskar around Bali while having an actual understanding of how the boat works

  • Sharing technical knowledge and experience with other enthusiasts around Bali, Indonesia and the world

  • Gaining experience on the conversion of traditional combustion engine boats to solar power and be able to support technically those who are ready to turn to clean energies

MAIN PARTICULARS OF “SURYA NAMASKAR”

  • Length: 8 m

  • Beam: 5 m with 2 outriggers

  • Crew: 6 pax.

  • Cruising/Max Speed: 5/15 knots

  • Solar panel area: 25 m²

  • Peak solar power: 5 kW

  • Battery capacity: 8 kWh

  • Electric motor power: 10 kW

  • Propeller: High efficiency, 5 blades, Ø 320 mm

  • Navigation and Live Tracking: GPS

  • Lights: LED

  • Power & connectivity: USB ports, WIFI hot spot

  • Entertainment: Bluetooth sound system

  • Energy monitoring: Live display and recording

HOW “SURYA NAMASKAR” SILENTLY STANDS OUT

  • Earth friendly: Zero pollution! No exhaust gases, no oil leaks, no noise

  • Unequaled Comfort: Absolute silence of operation, no nauseating fuel and exhaust smell, vibration-free, electrical power available onboard, WiFi, music…

  • Minimal to no maintenance

  • No need for refueling and all involved logistics, just sail!

  • Can serve as a green power station for up to 20 houses

  • FREE to operate EVERY DAY of the year, for 25 years

Would you like to know more? Are you interested in boats like Surya Namaskar?
Azura Marine can convert existing or deliver new solar electric boats.
Contact us, it is our mission to help you sail blue!

THE JOURNEY