For the installation of the system, a supplied foundation is inserted into the hull of the boat, which is provided with a mounting frame and serves to fasten the engine and Saildrive. The RVI power head and its leads can be detached from the boat with just a few hand movements using quick-release couplings. At a weight of 35 kg, lifting out does not require any lifting equipment. What’s more, with its box dimensions of only 600 x 430 x 300 mm, the motor is extremely compact and easy to transport. This makes uncomplicated shipping in a crate possible, which eliminates the need to transfer the entire boat to a service workshop for maintenance. The expenditure for stationary wintering or maintenance is considerably lower compared to conventionally installed diesel engines.
The ARENS RVI Sail 15 is an alternative to outboards, as they are usually used on smaller sailing boats. With this system, operational comfort and manoeuvrability can be significantly improved. Of course, its use is also possible in other boat types where weight and installation space are limiting factors. Last but not least, the ARENS RVI APP offers the possibility to inform yourself about the operating status of the engine via smartphone.