With the Maverick 440 Hybrid you will enjoy
more silence & unlimited range.
Maverick 440 Hybrid
Key Benefits of Electric Engines
Quiet & Green
More power for house batteries
The set-up of the Maverick 440 Hybrid is for a circumnavigation ready yacht launched on the water in Cape Town, South Africa. This yacht already includes air conditioning, water maker, solar panels,
generators and other items required for a circumnavigation.
The yacht comes equipped standard with a generous bank of lithium-iron-phosphate batteries to provide for your everyday needs and cruising pleasure while living aboard.
Mavericks are built in a semi-custom manner. The hulls & superstructure are production modeled and the owners specify their equipment, layout, and décor.
In this section, we focus on the benefits and set-up of the Electric powertrain. All the other good things you would find on The Maverick 400 & 440 are also available in this model.
The Maverick 440 Hybrid is an electric motor sailing catamaran. The
electric motors are powered by lithium-ion phosphate
batteries. The batteries are charged through a number of sources,
namely; solar power, wind generators (optional), hydro-regeneration while sailing, shore power, and diesel generator(s).
The dual electric motors operating in pure electric mode from battery power have enough energy from the batteries to perform all anchoring & mooring maneuvers. This covers 90% of your use cases when operating on motors. For off-shore motor cruising & motor-sailing, there is a backup generator. The Maverick tracks so well through its clever hull design that it only requires one motor to run straight in most conditions off-shore providing double the range.
Our electric powertrain with multiple charging options and GenSet power back-up, with large diesel tanks, makes for the best range of any electric 44ft production cruising catamaran in the world.
Electric Motors are sail drives with feathering propellers provided by Oceanvolt.
Maverick Life Hybrid Layout
Saloon, galley & cockpit layout.
You can customize the layout of the galley, various cockpit layouts are available and decor is all your own choice.
Three Cabin, two heads owners yacht.
This is our most popular choice of the cabin layout.
You can customize the hull e.g. replacing the desk in the owner's hull with an additional sofa/sleeper couch or
converting the port forepeak bunk into a pantry, and/or
A workbench with the tool storage in the companionway.
The 3-Cabin Hybrid comes with
2 x 11 kW 48V DC GetSets.
4 Cabin layout
The four-cabin layout can accommodate 10 + 2 guests.
The forepeaks are for children. The saloon has a full queen size double bed that can be used as a day bed or for occasional guests or for watchkeeping.
The 4-Cabin Hybrid comes with a 15kW 48V DC GetSet.
The deck layout shows the extensive opening hatches and good ventilation that is standard on a Maverick.
San Diego, California
"As a professional mechanical engineer, I am very particular about any construction process I am involved in, the quality of the materials and components used, all key ingredients for a high-quality product. Building a “live aboard” catamaran is twice more difficult than building a house in California. Our search for the right boat builder and the right live aboard custom-built catamaran took us over a year and I can confidently say: “We found the right one – Maverick Yachts in Cape Town, South Africa”. After two meetings with Rudi Pretorius at Maverick Yachts, we signed a contract, I quit my day job and relocated to Cape Town for six months while our catamaran was built. True custom-built catamaran, well thought out and build strong. As people say – “They don’t build them like that anymore”. We are extremely happy with our choice and the entire experience was better than expected."
•Mast height above waterline
•Fresh water capacity
13.3 m / 43.6 Ft
12.3 m / 40.3 Ft
7.45 m / 24.5 Ft
1m / 3.2 Ft
18.3 m / 60 Ft
20.1 m / 65.9 Ft
9930 kg / 21'892 lb
2 x 400 l / 2 x 106 US gal
2 x 500 l / 2 x 132 US gal
2 x 20 kW
68 m² / 731.9 sq ft
43 m² / 462.8 sq ft
Sail More Often
The ability to sail more often in both light and strong conditions is the best solution for eco-cruising. The Maverick Hybrid catamarans get going under sail in just 4 knots of wind and can tack or gybe under sail power alone in just 6 knots of wind. Maverick catamarans are engineered with high-strength, low-weight materials.
The hulls and the interior modules are foam core using Gurit® Corecell™ foam for weight-saving and durability.
A lightweight catamaran means you sail more often and for longer with less reliance on engines.
The Maverick 400 & 440 catamarans have the shallowest draft of any fixed keel cruising catamaran in the world.
Optimal weight distribution & space-saving have been achieved with the installation of electric drive motors leading to improvements in boat handling, greater load-carrying capacity, and storage space.
Longest Range when Cruising
Maverick Yachts electric motors with the range extension system allow you to travel further on motors alone than any other 44ft electric cruising catamaran on the market today.
The total cruising range setting off with full battery bank and diesel backup for electric sail drive engines (i.e. no sail power) is calculated at over 1’000 nautical miles. (1’850 km). This range is under calm (neutral) sea conditions at 5 knots.
The cruising range extends further through solar charging.
Cruising range is unlimited when hydro-regeneration is combined in the right proportions with sailing.
Extend your Range
Together with solar power and wind generation you can extend your range on engines and reduce the need for diesel.
The Maverick 440 Hybrid is fitted standard with 42kW of lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, 650 watts of solar panels, and 800-liter (220 gallons) of long-range diesel tanks.
The configuration of the system is customizable to meet owners' requirements. An additional 650 watts of solar panels can be added to the bimini bringing the total of solar power to 1300 watts, consisting of 4 x 325-watt hard panels.
An optional 2 x 400watt wind generators can be added to the system to bring the total solar & wind power generation up to 2'100 watts. With the Maverick Hybrid's ability to recharge its batteries through solar power, wind generators, hydro-generators, and plug-in at the dock there is much less need for refilling your diesel tanks, saving you time and money.
Shore Power charging is available for both 120V and 230V.
Maverick Hybrid Oceanvolt electric motors instantly deliver the full torque of the engines from zero revs. With immediate torque throughout your rev range, the handling and performance of the engine power are sublime. This
step-change in performance is achieved while enjoying the peace and quiet electric motors provide.
The responsiveness and power of the electric motors provide confidence during docking procedures and on the open ocean through excellent boat handling characteristics in all situations.
The Comfort of Silence
There is nothing better than the comfort of silence when sailing. With the electric motors, you get close to this level of silence when motoring. When at anchor you can enjoy the peace and quiet for hours on board as the large battery pack is powerful enough to run all the electrical house systems.
Due to the large power of the lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack, you have a greater ability to run all electrical systems on the yacht for longer periods. The battery pack is strong enough to run your air-conditioning, water maker, dishwasher, windlass, or autopilot without the need to switch on the generator. If you are conservative with your electrical consumption your batteries will recharge only through the use of solar panels, wind generator, and hydro generator. The backup generators are set to automatically come on when required and you can enjoy more silent intervals. The diesel generators are highly insulated to run smoothly & quietly. Overall there is less vibration & noise when the diesel generator is running than traditional diesel engines.
The Power of Lithium-Ion Batteries
The lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack is the source of the main power for all the boat systems and electric motors. This battery pack has a broader operating range than other traditional battery packs. You can use more of the discharge of the battery and you can charge the battery pack faster. This leads to far greater utilization of your batteries, providing more available amp hours that you can use compared with lead-acid / gel batteries. When you are producing a lot of electric power from solar, wind, and hydro generators the battery pack can absorb all this charge thereby greatly reducing the battery charge time.
The batteries have less weight, much higher amount of amp hours = higher Energy Density (Wh/kg), charge much faster, and can be discharged to deeper levels than traditional battery packs. This provides more power to all your home systems for longer. While sailing both electric motors can be set to hydro generation and this is a great way to charge your batteries while cruising with a minimum impact on boat speed. In certain conditions, while sailing at higher boat speeds, the electric motors in hydro generation mode have less resistance than folding props.
When setting off onto the open ocean it is good to know you can always get home safe. We use only the most advanced Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology for safe operation at 48V that is UN38.3 and IEC62281 compliant. This provides a safe and conservative system with its own BMS – battery monitoring system that prevents excessive discharge or overcharging. We have 2 x powerful diesel generators that can provide sufficient power to operate electric motors while by-passing the battery bank. The battery bank can be charged from numerous other sources other than the diesel generators. By design, there are levels of back-up and redundancy built into the systems. This is coherent to the overall design philosophy of Mavericks that is designed to be independent & reliable with dual back-up built into most of the critical boat systems and the use of the highest quality components and materials.
Electric motors require far less maintenance than diesel engines. They have far fewer moving parts. The average diesel engine has 300+ moving parts including the transmission. The electric sail drive motors have less than seven moving parts and no transmission is required.
2 X electric motors replace the traditional diesel engines.
For charging & operating efficiencies electric motors and house systems share the same MAIN battery bank. For house loads, they draw from a 12v battery topped up by the MAIN battery bank.
Diesel generators run in their optimum rev range with low resistance leading to greater longevity and less maintenance.
The elective motors do not require winterization reducing annual engine maintenance costs.
Reduced maintenance costs and savings on diesel translate to an overall cost saving over the lifetime of the yacht. This saves time and money for the private owner. For the charter business, these savings translate to greater profitability, better return on investment, more productive time, and ultimately greater customer satisfaction.
Greener Eco -Cruising
The Maverick 440 Hybrid is greener in all aspects.
The system reduces the use of fossil fuel making it cheaper to operate the boat and better for the environment.