Bijgewerkt op: 8 dec. 2022
Electric boating is very comfortable. Enjoy the silence and quietness around you while you are boating. In addition, you contribute to a clean and sustainable world without compromising on performance and fun. An electric motor is very efficient, economical in use and (almost) maintenance-free.
What makes electric boating so comfortable? Emission-free and silent boating while enjoying the nature around you; that is the comfort of electric boating. Are you interested? Check out our charter possibilities. We offer several electric yachts to get acquainted with this new way of zero emission boating.
Besides quiet and clean boating, electric boating is also very comfortable because of the convenience that an electric drive offers. An electric drive is very easy to use, one push on the button and you can start boating. You don't have to think about how far you can go, because the configuration is tailored to your boating profile. When exploring a village or doing some shopping, it is smart to connect the electric boat to the shore power. By "recharging" in between you increase your boating range, you can boat further or stay longer in nature. This way you can make double use of your mooring time, also when you are having a cup of coffee somewhere.
A clean and sustainable world There are already more and more electric cars on the road. Also electric boats can make a considerable contribution to a cleaner and sustainable world. For example, three electric charter yachts provide already a CO2 reduction of almost 30 tonnes of CO2 per year. This is roughly equivalent to over 250,000 car kilometres at 120.5 grams of CO2 per kilometre (average emissions from the European car fleet). Read more about it in our blog "Electric boating how much CO2 reduction can you achieve".
Efficient E-motor The electric drive consists of a powerful e-motor and battery pack that powers the engine and also provides the hotel function with electricity. The E-motor is efficient because it directly transfers power to the propeller. The demanded power to the propeller is very precisely delivered by the E-motor. Very important is the construction and control of the engine. For a wide boating area, our engine works super efficiently and... this is reflected in how far you can boat with power from the battery pack.
Maintenance An e-motor is (almost) maintenance free as it requires far less annual maintenance than a diesel engine because there are fewer moving parts and no filters to replace.
Safe batteries The batteries can be charged with standard shore power. For our yachts we use LiFePo4, these batteries have a low temperature system between 20-30 degrees Celsius. In case of unexpected damage, such as fire, the batteries will not explode or ignite. In addition, these batteries have a particularly long lifetime.
100% electric boating - what is the boating range? The boating range depends on the type of boat and the size of the battery pack that is installed. Our drives are customer specific, we base the electric configuration on your boating area, boating profile, and special wishes. For example, we offer a configuration if you usually cruise on canals and Dutch lakes that is different if you always cruise on large rivers.
Hybrid boating with a range extender It is also possible to generate your own power on board. This can be done with a traditional diesel generator or with our zero emission and silent fuel cell. The methanol fuel cell produces green power on board whenever and wherever you need it.
The Northman 1200 Electric has a boating range up to 140 km - 100% electric > find more information about the energy systems here.
The Nexus Revo 870 Electric has a boating range of up to 140 km - 100% electric > find more information about the energy systems here.
Electric boating is the future With an electric drive, your yacht is equipped with modern and state of the art technology, ready for the future. Besides the comfort that an electric drive offers - the silence and tranquillity, the ease of use, no worries about the boating range, less maintenance - you contribute to a cleaner and more sustainable world. Governmental organisations are increasingly focussing on this by means of electric-only routes, zero emission city centres and boating areas.
Would you like to experience electric boating? We also offer the electric yachts for charter, have a look at the charter fleet here.