World premiere: EFOY fuel cells now available as standard equipment in Ridas yachts

  • Ridas Yacht & Composites: First yacht manufacturer worldwide to integrate EFOY fuel cells as standard equipment in all models
  • Estonian yacht manufacturer delivers always available, silent and lightweight fuel cells ex works for power generation on board its yachts
  • Standard Integration at factory is further evidence that the EFOY fuel cell is becoming the preferred green energy source in sailboats and yachts

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, and Harjumaa, Estonia, November 17, 2010 –Ridas Yacht & Composites is the first yacht manufacturer worldwide who selected EFOY fuel cells as standard equipment for green power generation on board its yachts. The Estonian-based company produces its own yachting range consisting of models 26, 31, 35 and 46 as well as models and molds for renowed companies such as Stern, Sentijn and Clarc.EFOY fuel cells are available as standard equipment in all Ridas brand yachts and optional for yachts manufactured by Ridas Y&C. Customers now have their new boat equipped with EFOY fuel cells ex works, allowing highest independence and comfort on board. As reliable partner to sailors, the always available, silent, lightweight and emission-free EFOY provides electrical power on board 24/7, fully automatically, regardless of the season or the weather. There is no need for running a diesel engine or plug in to shore power. EFOY fuel cells have successfully been proven in harsh race conditions and demanding maritime circumstances for years. The standard integration of EFOY in Ridas yachts now is once again further evidence that EFOY is quickly becoming the preferred energy sources in sailboats and yachts.

“The silent, reliable and weather independent power produced by EFOY fuel cells will enable Ridas yacht owners to enjoy the comfort of their boat even more whenever and wherever they want. For us, the EFOY is the power source of choice for yachts not only because it combines important aspects like autonomy, high comfort, eco-friendly energy supply as well as safety. Especially in the field of racing we consider the lightweight EFOY as a decisive competitive advantage because it provides continuous power and significantly improves the performance”, says Ridas Kaleininkas, Ridas Y&C.

“With the standard integration of our EFOY in Ridas yachts, Ridas Y&C demonstrates its innovative leadership in the marine business by focusing on sustainability and green power for its yachts”, says Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG. “The fact that Ridas Y&C offers the fuel cell directly ex works is proof of the EFOY’s excellent performance and illustrates the fact that the EFOY has now established itself as important power source in the marine market”.

The EFOY fuel cell is available in five power sizes at all major leisure and accessory retailers. The related EFOY M5 and M10 fuel cartridges with five or ten liters of fuel can be bought at more than 1,500 sales points throughout Europe.

More information at www.efoy.com, www.sfc.com and www.ridasyacht.com

Visitors of METS, Amsterdam, can experience the EFOY fuel cell live in operation, November 16-18, 2010 at the EFOY booth 04.545 in hall 04.

About SFC Energy AG

SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is market leader in fuel cell technologies for mobile and off-grid power applications serving the leisure, industrial and defense markets. As one of Germany’s technology pioneers, SFC has won numerous innovation awards. SFC has alliances with leading companies in a wide range of industries.Unlike most other fuel cell manufacturers, who are in the research and development phase or run subsidized demonstration projects, SFC has shipped more than 19,000 fully commercial products to industrial and private end users for more than six years, and has created a convenient fuel cartridge supply infrastructure. SFC is DIN ISO 9001:2008 certified. SFC is based in Brunnthal, Germany, and has a sales and technical service office in the U.S. SFC Energy AG is listed in the Prime Standard on the German stock exchange (WKN 756857).

About Ridas Yacht & Composites

Ridas Yacht & Composites is a sailboat producer in Estonia producing their own brand Ridas, Swedish DIVA, Holland STERN and Sentijn 37. All boats are constructed and built by Scandinavian way of building yachts. Strong made safe solutions high quality joinery work. Interiors made from khaya, teak or cherry, plywood, supplied by Kärsund Wood Link in Sweden. Company was established in 1993 and employs 25 people. Ridas is good in complicated wooden interiors, laminated veneers and in-house designing solutions.

SFC Press Contact:
Claudia von Junker und Bigato
Public Relations
SFC Energy AG
Eugen-Saenger-Ring 7
D-85649 Brunnthal
Tel. +49 89 673 592-377
Fax. +49 89 673 592-169
Email: [email protected]

Ridas Y&C Press Contact:
Ridas Kaleininkas
Mäe 2, Jõgisoo
76402 Harjumaa, Estonia
Tel. +372 56461197
Email: [email protected]

SFC Investor Relations:
Barbara v. Frankenberg
Head of IR and PR
SFC Energy AG
Eugen-Saenger-Ring 7
D-85649 Brunnthal
Tel. +49 89 673 592-378
Fax. +49 89 673 592-169
Email: [email protected]

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