The RA 66 - Helio - the biggest ship in the Bodensee area
The RA 66 is not only the biggest solar ship in the Bodensee area, it´s even a symbol of the harmonic cooperation of the humanity and the nature and a ambassador for the imense ecological efforts in the Bodensee area at the same time. The RA 66 is a product of the long experience of the Kopf Solarship company.
The easiness and transparency of the ship construction allows special forecasts and expressions which are making the ride to an unforgettable experience.
Because of the ecological concept the RA 66 averts an accrument of 3400kg CO2. Again the ship saves 400l diesel.
Technical data - RA 66
In 1999 the RA 66 was designed, in contrast to the other RA-ships with an open roof, with a closed cabin which accommodates 50 persons. Additionally there is place for 15 bikes. The big free deck in the back of the ship accommodates 20 persons. Also the ship has got a toilet.
With a lenght of almost 20m, a width of 4,6m and a height of 4m (above the water) the RA 66 is an object which is very fascinating. In spite of its weight of 16 tons the RA 66 has got only a draft of 0,7m, so it can be used in flat water,too.
The driving performance of the RA 66 is impressive, too:
Limit speed: 12 km/h
coverage: 60-100 km
The high-output solar generator not only produces energy it also gives the ship the distinctive contour.
In the inside of the ship the generator brings a transparent range made off light and shade. The generator is a source of shade and gives cover for wind and weather at the same time.