Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport is renting a solar-powered lagoon pirogue for green tourism, the Okeanos Pearl (SoelCat 12), to the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. It is a boat for transportation within lagoons and is able to ferry 12 passengers and four crew members with luggage and little cargo.
In June 2017, the vessel was launched by Okeanos Foundation and Soel Yachts. It combines the most current and innovative use of the fiberglass-epoxy-resin construction process with a solid solar technology and electric power system designed by Naval DC, which delivers all the solar electric and hybrid propulsion systems to the Okeanos Vakas.
The Okeanos Pearl has a wide range of use, including daily inter-island transportation of passengers, shuttle services for tourists between the airport and their hotel, reef excursions, whale watching, sunset tours, and express cargo operation.
We are hoping to attract other interested companies to this activity with the aim to make this prototype go into serial production. Our projects of maritime transport are aiming for an overall change to sustainable tourism and sea transport on our islands.