We have been working with Algro Yachting to install the Integrel system on a custom-built Comfortina 46 for our client based in Germany.
Originally approached by Ulrich nearly two years ago, the Integrel system has been a main requirement for the custom build and will be fitted to the Comfortina’s Yanmar 4JH80 engine. Having considered a variety of yacht designs the Comfortina (designed by Blank Yacht Design) was chosen for its construction quality, sailing characteristics and freedom for customisation and is currently being built out of Algro’s boatyard in Gdansk, Poland.
Having wanted to harness the power possibilities of the diesel engine for a long time, Ulrich discovered the Integrel system back in 2018. After an initial meeting at METS later that year, Ulrich was convinced instantly that the Integrel system was for him and scheduled a visit to Integrel HQ to explore the generator replacement technology further.
“The system and the people around the Integrel system development convinced me immediately. The contact with the team and the visit in Hayle quickly resulted in an order for my new C- 46.”
The Integrel system install is due to begin in May 2020 and will charge the 20kWh battery bank (48V) from the Integrel charger and controller. Integrel Solutions will also be providing support in battery monitoring for all battery banks after supplying additional battery sensors for the project. All AC loads will be run from the Victron Quattro inverter charger which also doubles as a 48V battery charger once plugged into shore power.
The Comfortina will also boast a host of other features including:
- Start battery and electronics battery bank (2 x 12V batteries)
- Bow thruster battery bank (2 x 12V batteries)
- House battery bank (5th Victron 25.4V 200Ah Lithium Smart battery)
- A Voltage Sensing Relay
- Victron battery chargers
- Integrel battery to battery charger converter
- Push button sailing for all sails
- Hydraulic furlers
- Induction hob (no problem, thanks to Integrel!)
- …and more!
Due to the quantity of battery banks that will power this beauty, the Integrel Solutions engineering team got their heads together to design a bespoke ‘one switch system’ for the Comfortina. To avoid having to use multiple switches to shut the boat down entirely, the singular switch does it all in one push of a button!
Due to the current Covid-19 regulations we have had to implement installation protocols to enable the build to progress with minor delays. Travel restrictions have made the possibility of the Integrel engineering team visiting the build site impossible for now but thanks to the professionalism and adaptability of the Algro Yachting team we are pleased to say that the build continues at an impressive rate and the vessel looks likely to launch for testing this summer in the Baltic sea. Algro is set to carry out the initial stage of the Integrel system install ready for our team to visit in the coming months to commission the system and retrofit the Integrel battery to battery charger converter.
Algro Yachting is a small, family run company with a long history of building custom made boats in different high quality materials such as composite, kevlar and carbon and state of the art vakuum infusion technology. We believe that this, paired with the advanced generator replacement technology of Integrel will prove a recipe for success!
Once the build is complete and the Comfortina launched, Ulrich plans to test all systems before she sets sail for the Ancora boat show in Neustadt/Holstein next year, where she will stay until the end of Spring. After that she will head to the Mediterranean. We can’t wait to see the finished product and are sure you can’t either. Keep an eye out for the second part of this exciting build report where we will show you the Integrel system installation and more…