Solar Boat Twente 2020

from € 6.000 (14%)

 Will you help Solar Boat Twente to fly?

 We are a team of dedicated and enthusiastic students at the University of Twente who are building the boat of the future! Solar Boat Twente promotes environmental awareness through the use of sustainable energy in the maritime sector.

This year the multidisciplinary team will focus on building a reliable, "flying" solar boat. As a team, we are entrepreneurial, interested in technology, innovative, environmentally aware, competitive and, where necessary, support each other to develop a reliable solar boat that can fly above the water. By pushing the boundaries of technological innovations together with our partners, we have a great challenge: designing and building the boat of tomorrow.

In 2020 we will participate in the Solar Sport One competition, the Dutch Championships in Akkrum and the World Championships in Monaco. As the third Solar Boat Twente team, we want to lay a technical foundation for future teams. That is why this year we mainly focus on the proper adjustment and optimization of last year's prototypes. The hydrofoils are a very special part of our boat. These ensure that our boat can "fly" above the water. By flying we reduce the resistance of the water so that we use less energy, or use our energy more efficiently!

This year we will make the wings and the associated struts themselves from carbon. We do this because we can produce our hydrofoils thinner and lighter this way. The wings will be made of solid carbon. To guarantee quality, we have to cut this layer by layer and put it in the mold. The struts will be made in a similar way, only they will get a foam core to save weight. This foam is self-swelling and will therefore perfectly fill the space in the strut. In this way the strut is very light and thin, but very strong and waterproof. In order to be able to pay a part of the wings and the associated struts, we need your help!

 All the little bits help, for a small contribution you can help us make the boat fly! It would help us enormously if you would support us with a contribution on this crowdfunding platform so that we can fly over the finish during the races!

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€ 10 Donate Your name will be on our website!  - Thank you! Your name will be on our website (if you want that of course). 2 donors € 25 Donate We will send you a postcard from Monaco!  - Thank you! If we are in Monaco for the race, we will send you a postcard! Your name will also appear on our website (if you want that of course). 2 donors € 50 Donate You will receive a 3D printed Solar Boat keychain!  - Thank you! You get a 3D printed Solar Boat keychain. You will also receive a postcard from Monaco and your name will be on our website (if you want that of course). 3 donors € 75 Donate You will receive a limited edition Solar Boat sunglasses!  - Thank you! You will receive limited edition Solar Boat sunglasses. You will also receive a 3D printed Solar Boat Twente keychain. You will also receive a postcard from Monaco and your name will be on our website (if you want that of course). € 100 Donate Your name will be on our trailer!  - Thank you! Your name will be on our trailer, so the project is made possible by you! You will also receive limited edition Solar Boat sunglasses! You also get a 3D printed Solar Boat Twente keychain. You will also receive a postcard from Monaco and your name will be on our website! (if you want that of course) 4 donors € 250 Donate Come see when we are going to test the boat and receive the photo album.  - Thank you! Take a look behind the scenes as we test the boat and receive a Solar Boat Twente photo album! Once the boat is in the water, we will test it a lot. You are invited to one of the test days! Your name will also appear on the trailer. You will also receive limited edition Solar Boat sunglasses and you will receive a 3D printed Solar Boat Twente keychain. You will also receive a postcard from Monaco and your name will appear on our website (if you want that of course!). 1 donor € 500 Donate You're invited to work with us for a day! - If you make such a great contribution then you are certainly interested in the work of our team! Are you coming to work with us for a day at our office / working place and take a look behind the scenes when we are testing the boat? Your name will appear on the trailer, you will receive a Solar Boat Twente photo album, limited edition Solar Boat sunglasses and a 3D printed Solar Boat Twente keychain. You will receive a postcard from Monaco and, your name will appear on our website, if desired. Other Amount Other  - I want to choose my own amount