Alva Yachts is Driving Luxury Towards Sustainability
By : | May 28, 2020

Signaling a new focus on the environment in the post-Covid world, a young German brand is launching an advanced range of sustainable catamarans, sailing yachts and luxury floating homes.


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Alva Yachts was founded earlier this year by two industry veterans, Mathias May and Holger Henn, with the goal of designing world-class sustainable vessels. So far, the lineup includes the Ocean Eco 60, Ocean Eco 90 and the Ocean Sail 82 Alva, all of which were penned by a design team lead by Henn.

Designed specifically to encourage a “decarbonized” environment after Covid-19, the low-impact vessels utilize high-capacity battery banks, structural solar panels and state-of-the-art water management for true emissions-free sailing.

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 A cut above the ordinary catamaran, the Ocean Eco 60 and Ocean Eco 90 feature a coachroof which extends down to the raised bow to maximize the space available for solar panels. These solar panels. which are fully integrated into the structure of the coachroof, can generate 20kW or 40 KW depending on the cat and complement a 300KWh lithium battery. This setup gives the 60-footer the ability to silently sail 110 nautical miles at 7 knots or a potentially unlimited range at 4 to 5 knots.

With  connections to Fisher Panda and Volkswagen and shared technologies with them, Alva Yachts has a strong foundation for their sustainability targets moving forward.

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“Our goal is to provide floating solutions,” explains co-founder and managing director Mathias May. “The same technology and design ethos which creates beautiful, low-impact yachts can also drive change in the houseboat and floating villa sector. We believe the time is now ripe to push forward in the next step towards sustainability afloat. With our focus on high-end design and superior comfort, we are driving luxury towards sustainability.”