'We have lived permanently on-board our 11m Catamaran for over 23 years and are serious blue-water cruisers, and know only too well how frustrating and annoying it is not having an efficient wind turbine that doesn’t give lots of power, and makes you cringe, [and other yachts in the anchorage] when the wind gets up and the unit screams like a banshee.
'We are heavy on 12V power, with fans, lights, laptop computer, TV, 2 x12V fridge/freezers etc, and we found in light winds up to 13-knots, and with partial cloud cover, we still have to run the 240V generator despite having 3 x 80W solar panels.
'We are now further north in the tropics, and in the trade-wind belt and have so much power we have full batteries all of the time now.
'I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this unit to fellow off-shore, and in-shore cruisers for its excellent efficiency, low cost compared to other similar brands, durability and reliability [ they use these units in the extreme weather of Antarctica ] and quietness.
'The team at ‘Leading Edge’ were also a pleasure to deal with, and purchasing the unit from overseas on-line, and using different currency was no problem. Their promise of prompt and efficient after-sales service, if needed, from anywhere in the world was also a big plus in purchasing this great unit.
'Regards from Bea Freeman. sv ‘Sortilege’ '