Following the car manufacturers, shipyards have taken a course towards electrification. And there are already many noteworthy electric boats on the market. We have selected among them 10 most worthy options available for purchase this year. Many of them can already be purchased, much cheaper, using the services of – Copart boats auction.
- Frauscher 740 Mirage
- Boesch 750 Portofino Deluxe
- Nimbus 305 Coupe E-Power
- Silent Yachts 55
- SAY Carbon Yachts 29 E
- Rand Escape 30
- Candela C-7
- Greenline 40
- Q-Yachts Q30
- X-Shore Eelex 8000
Frauscher 740 Mirage
The Frauscher 740 Mirage is one example of the perfect combination of luxury and sophistication with environmental friendliness and modernity. It is available in two electric versions: with a 60 kW motor and a 40 kWh battery pack, or with a 110 kW motor and an 80 kWh battery pack. The range is 17-60 nm, depending on speed. Maximum speed is 26 knots.
Boesch 750 Portofino Deluxe
The boat uses lightweight laminated mahogany construction. The engine is a traditional medium straight propeller. Two 50kW electric motors and two 35.6kW*h batteries provide a top speed of 21 knots and a range of 14 nm at 20 knots.
Nimbus 305 Coupe E-Power
The practical Nimbus 305 Coupe E-Power, which was originally designed for an internal combustion engine, reaches a top speed of 8.5 knots. At a cruising speed of 5.7 knots, it can overcome 22 nm. The boat has a 25kW engine and a 32kWh battery. An additional battery can be installed to increase the range.
Silent Yachts 55
The cruising catamaran is able to sail at low speeds without range limitation – due to the solar panels that are mounted on the body roof and hard top. Additional acceleration is provided by a diesel generator. The Silent Yachts 55 is offered in three variants. The base Cruiser is equipped with twin 50 kW engines and a 150 kW*h battery (max speed of 14 knots), while the maximum E-Power+ has a pair of 250 kW engines and a 300 kW*h battery (max speed of 20 knots).
SAY Carbon Yachts 29 E
Thanks to carbon fiber, the boat is lightweight – even with a powerful electric motor and capacitive battery, it weighs less than two tons. In 2018, the SAY Carbon Yachts 29 E became the fastest production electric boat in the world, accelerating to 50 knots. The electric motor’s power output is 360 kW and the battery capacity is 120 kWh. At 22 knots it is possible to pass 25 nm.
Rand Escape 30
All Rand boats are available with electric motors regardless of size. The Escape 30 is available with several electric propulsion units that range from 105 to 460 kW. Battery capacities offered range from 47 to 234 kW*h. The top speed of the most powerful specification is 50 knots.
The first electric sports boat can be called the Tesla of the seas: it is high-tech, fast and has a decent range. The Candela C-7 uses an active foiling system and computer flight control. A 55 kW electric motor and a 40 kW*h battery pack are installed. Maximum speed reaches 30 knots and range is 50 nm at 22 knots.
The mid-range cruiser is offered in an all-electric version with a top speed of 11 knots. It is equipped with two 50 kW engines and two 40 kWh batteries. The range depends on the speed: at 7 knots it reaches 30 nm, when at 5 knots you can go 75 nm.
The Q-Yachts Q30 is an elegant electric boat, fast and quiet like an upscale sailboat. It uses two 10kW electric motors and a 30kWh battery. The minimalist and clever design ensures perfect gliding on the water. Range is 60 nm at 6 knots with a top speed of 14 knots.
X-Shore Eelex 8000
The X-Shore Eelex 8000 features seaworthiness, productivity, and great range. It is equipped with a 225 kW electric motor and a 120 kWh battery. The boat has modular deck designs and can be equipped with different seating options. Maximum power is 35 knots, range is 100 nm at 6 knots.