What is Navicular? Although the word is synonymous with many disease names, it's actually Latin meaning is little boat. The Navicular Hot Water Solar System was created because the lack of hot water on sailboats other than being chained to the dock with shore power. Myself being a avid boater and livaboard from time to time, always thought there has got to be a better solution. Between solar panels, wind generators, 12v electrical and refrigeration, sailboats are essentially self sufficient with the exception of hot water. Yes there is manifold hot water generation while motoring but even that process is comical at times. For engine hot water you need to motor for an hour under full load which is impossible at anchor and waste fuel with a full battery bank ? Then your left with lukewarm water after first use that does not reheat through the day...
The Navicular Hot Water Solar System is the first flexible hot water system design specifically for boats/sailboats. Other marine solar hot water systems on the market are generally legacy technologies shoe horned into a boat with limited results. The Navicular System was designed from boat user requirements, not the other way around.
Owner- Matthew Manges
Asheboro, NC 27317