The ARENS RVI SAIL 15 is suitable for small runabouts and sailing boats. The engine, foundation and Saildrive are designed as a complete system which, at 45 kg, is only half the weight of comparable systems and requires 40% less installation space. A real innovation is the plug-and-play principle, which allows the engine to be removed quickly and easily when maintenance is required.
Powerhead – ARENS RVI 378-2Z
The heart of the system is a highly compact engine with designation “ARENS RVI 378-2Z”. It delivers 11.04 kW (15 PS) at 4,300 rpm and is the world’s first inboard engine based on a two-stroke boxer engine with common rail direct injection. The closed fuel system allows operation in unventilated engine compartments. Due to its boxer construction, the ARENS RVI engine runs very smoothly and is low in vibration. Power is controlled via a sensor on the throttle lever and no longer requires a throttle mechanism. With a maximum charge current of 58 A, the built-in generator delivers four times the charge current of outboard motors with the same power output. The ARENS RVI SAIL 15 can compete with inboard diesel engines with its fuel consumption of only two litres per hour at cruising speed.