42 hp Craftsman diesel and a 4kW electric motor.. As good as new Lillebror 78 Hybrid equipped with a 42 hp Craftsman diesel and a 4kW electric motor.
Basic data of the Lillebror MARINE 78 HYBRIDE
- Seller:Holland Sport Boat Centre
- Model:MARINE 78 HYBRIDE
- Motorization:42 hp Craftsman diesel and a 4kW electric motor.
- Year of construction:2019
- Experience: A day of boating fun, Suitable for part ownership, Shallow waters, Quiet, electric motorboating, Trailerable
- Length:25.59 feet
- Width:8.20 feet
- Draught:2 feet
- Variable draught:No
- Vertical clearance:115 cm
- Country: Netherlands
- To view in sales harbour/showroom: Yes
- Price:£ 64.478 VAT Paid (€ 72.500 VAT Paid)
- Account Manager: Christiaan van den Broek
- Boat specifications in PDF: Download here
As good as new Lillebror 78 Hybrid equipped with a 42 hp Craftsman diesel and a 4kW electric motor.
(Please note, brokerage no trade-in possible)
When pilot and ecovisionary Christian Smulders started with electric aluminum tenders six years ago, he was ahead of his time. The market was not yet ripe for fully electric sailing. Now he focuses on hybrid propulsion, as for the new Lillebror 78, which we have tested for you.
Lillebror tenders are offered in three versions, fully electric, hybrid or diesel. Because diesel propulsion has quite a few ecological drawbacks, the yard prefers electric or hybrid. The Lillebror 78 is the largest in the model range from 6 to almost 8 meters. Work is now underway on an 8.5 meter cabin tender, the Targa. Full electric propulsion is primarily intended for small canal boats. If a boat gets bigger and therefore heavier, a hybrid drive is more practical.
Marijn van Vliet's original design of the first Lillebror 65 was raised 10 cm and enlarged to scale. For the construction, seawater-resistant aluminum is used with longitudinal frames every 30 cm and transverse frames every 50 cm. The hull is 5 mm thick, for interior and hatches 4 mm thick is used. In the hybrid version, the boat weighs around 1800 kilos. The engine is a standard 42 hp diesel. In the hybrid version, this is extended with a 4 kW Waterworld electric motor with belt on the propeller shaft.
Under the foredeck is a low accommodation area with narrow benches and a toilet. If it weren't for technical things like charger and inverter, you could spend the night there. The construction is solid and much has been done to reduce noise and vibration from the aluminum sound box. For example, de-drumming plates have been glued to the plane near the propeller shaft and the engine box is well insulated.
The finish of the hull is not refined, but industrial. This looks tough and time resistant. You can also opt for wrapping (about €2,000) or having the welding seams completely ground away, putty and paint the boat (€20,000). The detailing of the boats is good, with six fine folding frogs and practical conveniences such as lap clips to hang the fenders. Many measures have also been taken against electrolysis such as an isolation transformer, four underwater anodes and insulation of the metals on the aluminum. Hatches and doors are equipped with special resistance hinges. Next to the engine box, you will find boarding steps and consoles with space for refrigerator box or storage space for the fenders.
The installation work - like the hull construction - is not very refined. However, the benches have a good seat with high backs. Ergonomically the boat is like a bus. Nice are details like the milled name Lillebror in the cockpit surround and the special lighting from America.
Under the self-draining cockpit is a hatch with the batteries for the electric motor. The 100A batteries offer 5kWh at 48 volts. So if you sail 1 kW, this power supply will allow you to sail for five hours continuously. If you draw the full 4 kW from the electric motor, you'll be done after a good hour. In the hybrid version, you still have the diesel engine. Users always sail electrically on the canals, but when they travel long distances, for example to Friesland, they are happy with the 42 hp diesel. This gives the tender a top speed of 20 km/h, so you don't need a license.
The Lillebror 78 sails wonderfully on electric power. You don't hear a sound and that is special, even on electric boats. The turning circle is large, three times the length of the boat, about 25 meters. Because you have plenty of electrical supply in the batteries, you can easily help turn with the bow thruster. Electrically the maximum speed is around 10 km/h. Then the boat does not pull waves and that shows that the boat 'releases' the water nicely. If you want to go faster, you take the other throttle and start the diesel engine. The Craftsman four-cylinder diesel runs quietly, without much vibration, and takes you smoothly to the top of 20 km/h.
Link to the article by Epco Ongering: https://www.botentekoop.nl/watersportnieuws/lillebror-78-stoer-en-tijdsbestendig/
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- Vertical clearance: 1.15 m
- Draught: 60 cm