This project was commissioned by the Province of Friesland and executed by University of Twente in collaboration with NHL (2010-2014) with a focus on the development of design guidelines for solar powered boats. In the project simulation software was created to support design processes. Futhermore monitoring and analysis of these boats which are powered by PV modules and an electrical drive line, took place in the framework of the PhD project of Tim Gorter. The project resulted in participation in the Dong Solar Challenge, which is an international contest for PV powered boats that every two years is organized in the Netherlands.