SkySails Power GmbH is part of the SkySails group of companies. SkySails Group GmbH is the market and technology leader in the field of automated towing kite systems. Some 40 employees representing a wide range of disciplines and specialties - from aerospace engineers, to software developers, shipbuilders, management professionals and CNC operators - all help to develop, manufacture and market the worldwide patented SkySails technology.

Automated kites are the key technology for capturing the vast potential of high-altitude winds and SkySails is the first company in the world that has succeeded in developing industrial applications for harnessing this enormous energy potential: The worldwide patented SkySails propulsion for cargo ships has been proven and tested in the tough day-to-day use on board seagoing vessels. In good wind conditions, it can replace up to 2 megawatts of power from the main engine with the use of fully automated towing kites of 400 m2 in size.

SkySails’ business splits into four segments all centered around its core technology:

  • SkySails Power develops and markets systems for generating power from high altitude wind -  so called airborne wind energy systems
  • SkySails Yacht offers wind propulsion systems for large yachts and superyachts.
  • SkyView (SkySails Marine) develops  and markets kite-based platforms for maritime aerial surveillance as well as towing kite propulsion systems for ships

SkySails was established in 2001 by the graduate industrial engineer Stephan Wrage.

Some 50 million euros have been invested in developing the SkySails technology since its foundation.

SkySails has established a broad and global patent portfolio that includes 300 patents and patent applications within 20 international patent families.

SkySails Power thus has unique know-how in the use of high-altitude winds.


SkySails Power GmbH
Luisenweg 40
20537 Hamburg – Germany 
Phone: +49 40 702 99 0 
Fax: +49 40 702 99 333  
Email: power@skysails.com*