OKEANOS VAKA MOANA’S
These traditional voyaging catamarans feature a solar electric drive train with two 10 kW retractable podded drives and 9 m2 of solar array. The motors regenerate power when the catamaran is sailing. The Vaka Moana’s are an initiative of the Okeanos Foundation.
The propulsion systems for the fleet of Vaka Moana’s were developed in 2009 for the Okeanos documentary “The Starchasers”. Traditional voyaging knowledge combined with modern technology has led to an epic voyage throughout the entire Pacific.
The Okeanos Foundation enabled a whole new generation of young voyagers to emerge from this adventurous voyage, making sure that traditional navigation skills of the Polynesian people would be preserved.