The design and construction of the electrotechnical system for the 33-metre SY Ribelle saw many challenges. The briefing for the sailing yacht was to be competitive in international superyacht regattas while also providing her owner with optimal comfort. This in turn required a reliable, intelligent and professionally installed system. With extensive experience in such challenging projects, Piet Brouwer Electrotechnology applied its many years of expertise in the field of electrotechnology on sail yachts to this project.
SY Ribelle was built by Vitters Shipyards and has already been very active and successful in the 2017 regatta season. Malcolm McKeon designed the yacht to be built entirely in carbon and is delighted with the racing performances shown by Ribelle to date.
One of the main challenges on board the high-performance yacht involved the energy supply and power management. To keep the weight as low as possible and the comfort optimal, Piet Brouwer chose to install a hybrid system with two light generators and a Li-Ion battery pack for peak shaving and night mode.