Heating system onboard
This may be a subject that does not immediately appeal to everyone. Perhaps because you only sail in very sunny and warm areas, or that the Viking blood runs through your veins? Anyway. A few weeks ago, I picked up the Excess 11 that will be on display in Duesseldorf in 2023. Before departure in Les Sables d olonnes, I welcomed the owner and a friend of mine on a frozen jetty in a chilly morning sun -2.5 degrees Celsius. The deck under a layer of ice and the jetties frozen white. Refuelling water was not possible as everything was closed. A very cold and dark trip of over 600NM lay ahead but luckily a technical employee of Nova Yachting had installed an Eberspracher hot-air diesel heater a day before. The yard does not currently offer a heating system. Now the question travels to what extent is this necessary? How many boats leave Les Sables starboard heading north? Are there other cruising areas where a built-in heater might be useful? What is the usefulness of a heater (besides heating also drying?) and what may such a system cost on board. Pure luxury and comfort or also preservation of a dry boat? And which type of heating is preferred, water vs hot air heating? Thanks for your feedback. Greetings from a cold, windy and wet Netherlands.
Thank you for comments and the quality of the information you share!
The strong interest shown on this topic enlightens us. As our asumption was that heating was not such a popular option.
We were probably under the impression that most Owners would sail under warm latitudes and would not need heating onboard.
Clearly, your comments lead us to revisit the topic and we will launch a study to see what we can do to address this request in the future.
Bonjour depuis le chantier!
Un grand merci pour vos commentaires et les informations que vous partagez!
L'intérêt porté à ce sujet nous éclaire, car nous avions le sentiment qu'offrir une option de chauffage sur nos bateaux n'était pas une priorité. Probablement car nous imaginions la plupart de nos clients naviguant dans des eaux chaudes.
A la lecture de vos commentaires, nous pensons qu'il faut creuser ce sujet davantage et étudier plus largement la demande pour cette option chauffage. C'est ce que nous allons faire et vous tiendrons informés!
Merci encore et à bientôt!
We are interested in the Excess as our next boat and we would want a heater, roof gutters for water , and a forward facing nav station inside for bad weather trips.
We are moving from a launch to a sailing cat to be able to travel further and be kinder to the environment shut we want to be comfortable in the winter or after a cold dive.
Keep up the good work at the lab
Bonne navigation à tous
Compter 2l/h de consommation de gasoil pour avoir 20 degrés dans tout le bateau en plein hiver en Méd ( temp extérieure 4/5 degrés la nuit et 10 le jours, eaux à 10/12 degrés ).
Je privilégie le Air chaud par zone, qui chauffe rapidement et permet d'isoler les cabines non occupées.