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Dasher Electric

The future is here. Since 1928, Hinckley has been leading the way in the design of beautiful, highly innovative, and timeless yachts. In 2017, Dasher Concept launched as the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht.

The Dasher story started in 2016 in the wake of a Hinckley-sponsored technology summit to discuss the future of yachting. This gathering of futurists included entrepreneurial leaders, accomplished engineers, and known innovators from all over the world. The final decision to develop a concept boat with Zero-Emmissions, bleeding-edge construction techniques, 3D printing, and an unparalleled operator interface paved the way for advancements across the entire Hinckley product line. Today, All Hinckleys benefit from simplified digital interfaces, infused carbon epoxy construction among other advancements inspired by the Dasher Concept.

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The shape of the future.

Designed from the ground up for fully electric propulsion, Dasher achieves a new standard of excellence with modern styling paired with super lightweight construction. From her carbon-epoxy composite hull, to her hand-painted, lightweight Artisanal Teak, every ounce of weight has been shaved and every curve sculpted.

The sound of silence.

Arriving not with a roar, but with our silent Whisper Drive propulsion system powered by dual BMW i3 lithium ion batteries, the shape of the future is also the sound of silence. The result is a serenity not easily found. Time to reconnect with friends and family, sharing a conversation and enjoying quiet, quality time together. With zero emissions and zero time lost traveling to the pump and back, it’s not what we’ve added to Dasher but what we’ve removed that you’ll love most.

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Dasher is the lightest Hinckley Yacht ever created. With a carbon-epoxy composite hull and carbon stringers, Dasher is light and sleek, bringing together performance and propulsion like never before.

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BMW i3 lithium ion batteries have been designed with a prismatic cell design for efficient cooling and temperature distribution with compact size and superior shock resistance.

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The shape of the future is also the sound of silence. Quiet propulsion and zero emissions make Dasher the best way to spend time on the water with family and friends. This is the heart of the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht.

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Say goodbye to the tank — and all that comes with it. Dasher accepts dual 50amp charging cables so you can charge twice as fast as the most popular plug-in electric cars. Dasher gains a full charge in under 4 hours with dual 50 amp charging.

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The All-Electric Yacht Evolution

  • By David Schmidt
  • January 13, 2022

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The powerboat drivers idle near their starting lines off Monaco, waiting for the signal to punch the throttles. But they’re different from those who have raced here since 1904: These nine boats are competing in the Solar Class at the 2021 Monaco Energy Boat Challenge.

Every July, the Monaco Yacht Club organizes this race, which features next-generation technologies. This year, after five days of competition—including a 16-nautical-mile-lap race, slalom racing and a championship race—the Dutch-flagged Sunflare solar team claimed top honors in the sun-powered class.

Is their boat’s top speed of about 29 knots going to break any world speed records? No. But the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge is a harbinger of recreational boating’s not-so-distant future.

That future, of being carbon-free, has been a long time coming. German inventor Moritz von Jacobi created an early electric boat in 1839, a 24-footer that could carry 14 passengers at roughly 2.6 knots. In 1882, Anthony Reckenzaun, an Austria-born electrical engineer, built Electricity , a steel-hulled launch with onboard batteries that was considered one of the first “practical” electric vessels. Other innovations continued until circa 1910, when Ole Evinrude’s gasoline-fired outboards began their own revolution.

Now, a century later, electric yachts harness technologies such as solar panels, electric drivetrains, lightweight construction in carbon fiber, lithium-based batteries and, in some cases, hydrofoils. These boats’ performance, comfort and range can rival some traditionally powered yachts—and they are clean and quiet. Much like Teslas, they sometimes also come with memorable acceleration curves.

Contemporary electric boats range in size and complexity. There are displacement monohulls such as Zin Boat’s 20-foot Z2T and Z2R and X Shore’s 26-foot Eelex 8000. There are hydrofoilers such as the upcoming Navier 27 (see sidebar). There are also boats like those contesting the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge, as well as bluewater cruisers with multiple hulls.

“The first advantage is space,” says Michael Köhler, CEO of Silent-Yachts . “Catamarans have more surface area, which benefits the number of solar panels that can be installed.”

Other advantages of multiple hulls in electric-boat design include increased form stability (no ballasted keels) and reduced drag. “This low resistance means they’re better suited for electric motoring, as they need a lot less energy to move than monohulls,” says Nicolas Lapp, Sunreef Yachts’ strategy consultant for research and development.

Navier 27

One key to reducing a yacht’s energy requirements involves reducing its displacement. “The lighter the yacht, the less energy is needed to move it,” Köhler says. “For this reason, our yachts are made of lightweight carbon fiber.”

While all of the yachts discussed in this article can be charged via shore-supplied AC power, cruisers typically want greater autonomy. To that end, Silent-Yachts and Sunreef Yachts use solar panels. The team at Silent-Yachts specs its panels from California-based SunPower, while Sunreef Yachts created the marine industry’s first flexible solar panels, which are flush-mounted on hulls, masts and superstructures.

Aesthetics matter in yachting, and not everyone wants to cruise aboard a solar farm. Here, Lapp sees an opportunity. “If you want sustainability to be cool and attract the attention of new generations, the appeal of the product is something you cannot neglect,” he says. “Seamless integration of the solar panels was a way for us to prove that sustainability [can] generate green power [and] cool looks.” (After all, no one buys a Tesla because it looks like a Chevy.)

While the Caribbean and Mediterranean are blessed with abundant lumens, other world-class cruising grounds—say, the Pacific Northwest—aren’t equally illuminated. Because of this, electric cruising yachts typically also include redundant systems to ensure that the navigation lights stay on without heading to a marina.

“Every Silent yacht is equipped with a backup generator,” Köhler says. “This makes sure you never run out of energy, even when facing longer periods of unfavorable weather conditions.”

Rainy-day alternatives can include other green-power solutions. Sunreef Yachts typically specs dual wind generators atop its yachts’ rooftops. However, Lapp is realistic about their capabilities.

“Wind turbines can only supply a small fraction of the energy that our solar panels can,” he says, explaining that, in the right conditions, Sunreef’s panels typically generate 40 times more juice than the turbines. “What’s nice about working with wind is that your generators work all the time.” That includes under navigation, at the dock and throughout the night.

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Energy sources aside, these experts say that high-quality batteries offering high performance are critical. Larger-capacity battery banks ensure more power reserves, but adding them can affect a yacht’s performance.

“The weight of the battery banks is also an important factor, as it can reduce or increase the overall efficiency,” Köhler says.

Battery performance is also critical for electric-powered coastal craft. One example is X Shore’s Eelex 8000, which has a high-performance 225 kW electric motor and dual 63 kWh lithium-ion batteries that can be charged anywhere there’s a power socket, or supercharged using the same technology as electric cars.

“The batteries can be charged in five to eight hours with three-phase power plugs and one to two hours with superchargers,” says Elias Wästberg, X Shore’s project manager.

While superchargers don’t exist in the middle of oceans, builders of electric-powered bluewater boats have already done this math. Silent-Yachts says its power catamarans are built to offer transatlantic autonomy, but a lot depends on how the owner uses the boat to minimize energy consumption.

“During sunny conditions, a general rule of thumb is that cruising at 6 knots maintains a balance between consumption and production,” Köhler says. “This basically means unlimited range. …The main thing that owners can do to increase range is reduce speed and turn off any appliances.”

This begs the question: Do owners need to downshift their expectations for onboard comfort when going electric?

“There’s no need to make any sacrifices or closely monitor energy levels,” Lapp says. “A lot of energy saving is done automatically. For example, at night, the air-conditioning system focuses solely on selected areas and cabins. … It consumes 70 percent less energy than most systems.”

And should the battery banks get thirsty, there’s always the generator.

Cruising with zero emissions might be a selling point for some customers, but one need not squeeze trees to embrace yachting’s future. “Running costs and maintenance levels are much lower compared to regular-motor catamarans,” Köhler says.

Then, there are unquantifiable returns. “You get to enjoy the absolute luxury of cruising in total silence and without disturbing the marine life around you,” Lapp says, adding that this experience helps owners create “better connections with the environment.”

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Finally, there can also be the grin factor. “The Eelex 8000 can accelerate from 0 to 20 knots in 4.2 seconds,” Wästberg says. “The software captures 150 data points every second, allowing for real-time analytics of battery and engine performance, including temperature, humidity, pressure, location and the craft’s system status.”

While electric yachts boast some impressive capabilities, free lunches are unicorns. Electric yachts don’t emit carbon dioxide, but their carbon footprint likely deepens with stem-to-stern life-cycle assessments of their photovoltaic panels, carbon-fiber hulls and lithium-based batteries. Then there’s the inconvenient financial truth that all batteries have a finite number of charge cycles and eventually need refitting. Also, for now, diesel mechanics greatly outnumber certified electric-boat technicians, especially in remote locales.

Still, few people gifted with foresight would have bet against Evinrude’s outboards in the early 20th century. The same holds true for today’s electric boats. One only has to look at the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge to realize that some of the brightest minds in the marine and technology fields are committed to a carbon-free future.

Couple this trend with the fact that electric yachts are already providing better performance and compromise-free cruising, and yachting’s future is looking bright (green).  

Navier Boats teamed up with Paul Bieker, an America’s Cup-winning naval architect and hydrofoil expert, to create the Navier 27. It delivers 30-plus-knot top speeds or a 75-nautical-mile range at slower speeds. While impressive, hydrofoils require active control, which is a crux that Navier solved by creating an autonomous foil-control system.

Sunreef 100 Eco

It’s one thing to build a solar-powered vessel for the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge; it’s a different challenge to build an electric 100-footer that can accommodate 12 guests and five crewmembers. The Sunreef 100 Eco’s flexible solar panels mean this cat can accommodate 2,610 square feet of solar-farm space and generate up to 46 kilowatts per hour of DC power, which should keep its high-performance lithium-ion batteries topped off. 

Hands on the Helm

While the Navier 27 will initially require human hands on its helm, down-the-road software releases are expected to enable autonomous driving.

Panel Planners

While photovoltaic panels can be fitted to any yacht, catamarans present themselves as an ideal platform, given their beam and broader coach-roof space.

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Our solar electric catamarans combine all the elements for a luxurious and environmentally conscious aquatic lifestyle. With zero CO2 or noise emissions on board, you can reconnect with your senses and fully enjoy the journey.

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The Soel Yachts portfolio offers solar electric catamarans for both private and commercial applications. With the vast experience gathered trough different projects worldwide and boats successfully performing on a daily basis for many years, we gladly can discuss individual requirements and find the ideal solution for your preferred electric yacht and destination

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Bringing over 15 years of extensive expertise in electrifying solar electric yachts since 2007, we have been pioneers in the solar yachts industry. Our integral solar electric systems in-house have impressively powered more than 27 circumnavigations of the Earth across the world’s oceans, offering unmatched real-world testing and performance validation for an extraordinary and worry-free sailing experience.


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At our core, we strive for the perfect balance between cutting-edge technology, purposeful design, and outstanding performance. Our innovative approach combines streamlined hull designs for electric propulsion, engineered in conjunction with our in-house systems, to ensure an exceptional range.



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More spacious, bolder with premium levels of elegance and comfort. The 80 Series combines our state-of-the-art solar electric drivetrain with unmatched refinement. Her timeless exterior and modern interior features bespoke design by none other than renown Italian yacht designer Marco Casali. Highly advanced hydrodynamics make for an incredibly smooth cruising experience. She can be either configured with a flybridge or as a 3-deck version and can easily accomodate additional crew.


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Side view of Silent 80 3 deck open

A complete third deck instead of the flybridge provides a total 84 m² of sky lounge space. The open sides create an outdoor ambience which offers a perfect mixture of sun and shade for relaxing owners and guests. Of course, the open third deck can be customized towards the owner´s needs.

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Side view of Silent 80 3 deck closed

The closed 3-deck version features an owner’s suite with a private 41 m² aft terrace. Those who value sharing their experiences on board can opt for an indoor lounge instead. It is comprised of a 39 m² dining area, fully equipped with a bar and galley, while still maintaining the same terrace in the aft.

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Side view of Silent 80 flybridge

Just as the 60 Series, the 80 Series can also be configured with a retractable flybridge. With 53 m² of space, the flybridge version already offers plenty of room and is equipped with a dedicated helm station to steer the yacht while enjoying the 360° view.

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Tender garage

In the aft of the portside hull, the staircase can be raised to reveal a fully enclosed tender garage. It fits tenders with a maximum length of up to 5.20 m, such as the Silent Tender 520, and has a direct charging point to recharge electric tenders with energy produced by the yacht.

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Largest salon area

When compared to other catamarans of similar size, the 52 m² salon of the 80 Series leads with the largest amount of interior space. This creates a lounge like ambiance which offers all the necessities such as a fully equipped galley to enjoy your stay on board.

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Aft storages

Inside the bridgedeck there is a large storage for water toys. Additionally, in the starboard side there is another storage compartment for diving gear, bicycles and motorbikes which can be accessed through hydraulically liftable stairs from the aft.

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The choice of an owner’s suite on the 3rd deck adds to the exclusive appeal of the Silent 80. With the entire deck measuring 80 m², it comes with an en-suite bathroom and a private terrace in the aft offering direct access to the sunbed.

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BMW Just Unveiled a New 43-Foot All-Electric Foiling Yacht for Zero-Emission Cruising

Christened the icon, the zero-emission vessel can hit 30 knots at full tilt., rachel cormack.

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The Icon is fitted with foils that ensure smooth cruising across the water with minimal drag and maximum efficiency and speed. In fact, BMW says the wings reduce the energy requirement by up to 80 percent compared to a conventional planing boat. 

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The 43-footer is also equipped with a powerful electric propulsion system that runs on high-voltage batteries supplied by BMW. A pair of 100 kW electric motors convert the 240 kWh of energy supplied by six batteries from the BMW i3 for a range of more than 50 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 24 knots. Of course, the electric vessel navigates the seas silently, smoothly, and cleanly. 

Like any good bimmer, the Icon will be ultra comfortable. With a beam of nearly 15 feet, the newcomer has a generous aft entertaining area and a very spacious lounge entrance. The lounge is adorned with designer furniture and a kaleidoscopic carpet that uses metal sheeting to reflect sunlight like waves on the sea. The yacht also sports 360-degree rotating seats and a tablet-based infotainment system.  There’s also a 32-inch, 6K touchscreen display in the central command station that emulates the BMW iDrive operating system. Everything from the mileage to the weather can be ascertained via voice commands.

Sounds like the Icon could be a hit. 

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Electric yachts are becoming increasingly popular as a result of people’s increased environmental consciousness and limitations caused by climate change. However, with more and more models and manufacturers on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. In this electric yacht comparison, you will get an overview of the different models available and learn about the factors that you should consider when making your decision. So read on to find out more!

In this comparison are only electric yachts of over 10 meters in length, if you are looking for a smaller boat, check out our electric boat comparison .

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Electric yacht comparison.

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Alva Yachts - ECO Cruise 50

electric yacht ALVA YACHTS Eco 50

The ECO CRUISE 50 is a monohull yacht that has less space for solar panels than the catamarans of this size. But the ECO CRUISE 50 has the advantage of taking less room and is simpler to handle in port. The rooms are also closer together because you don’t have to go from one hull to the other. With a unique design that includes a huge beach club area with ample area to park the yachts tender and a jet ski while traveling, it’s suitable for both families and groups of friends. Alva Yachts’ designs are forward-thinking and contemporary, reflecting a creative vision. Natural materials and lighting are emphasized. The Owner version has room for 6 passengers and 2 crew berths, whereas the Charter version has space for 8 passengers and 2 crew berths. The performance version has a maximum speed of 20 knots.

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Alva Yachts - Ocean ECO 60

electric yacht ALVA YACHTS Ocean Eco 60 60

The OCEAN ECO 60 is a solar-powered electric long-range cruiser catamaran. The electric yacht’s cutting-edge technology-focused design allows you to cruise indefinitely at a comfortable speed of 5 knots without relying on shore power, as the solar panels provide enough electricity for the electric motor. However, you can add a hydrogen or diesel generator in case the clouds are ever not in your favor or if you prefer to travel at higher speeds. To complement the luxurious and pleasant design of this solar electric catamaran, you may also add a jacuzzi and a sauna to fully unwind on your yacht.

Alva Yachts Ocean Eco60 inside

Alva Yachts - OCEAN ECO 60 EX

electric yacht Alva Yachts Ocean Eco 60 Explorer

The only distinction between the OCEAN ECO 60 EX and the regular model is the fully enclosed flybridge.

Alva Yachts - OCEAN ECO 90

ALVA YACHTS Ocean Eco 90

The OCEAN ECO 90 is a luxury solar electric motor superyacht that offers superbly comfortable and spacious accommodation, with an exterior and interior design that is uniquely appealing. Superyachts with electric propulsion can also feel like the next generation, as the OCEAN ECO 90 shows. With cutting-edge forms, futuristic and minimal architecture, this vessel is suited to forward-thinking clients. While the electric yacht is at anchor or quietly cruising the seas, you may leisurely sunbathe outdoors or enjoy your espresso. Alternatively, there’s plenty of room for family gatherings and parties. You may also embrace the visitors inside of the spacious, well-lit saloon.

There is plenty of room for tenders, jet skis, and other watercraft and water toys, as well as additional features, to suit your taste.

Alva Yachts Ocean Eco 90 inside

Alva Yachts - OCEAN ECO 90 EX

As for the Ocean Eco 60, the only distinction between the OCEAN ECO 90 EX and the regular model is the fully enclosed flybridge.



The Aquon One is a hydrogen yacht, where the energy is generated through water electrolysis. This means that hydrogen is produced with the help of the energy generated by the solar cells. The hydrogen generated is stored in hydrogen tanks and used to charge the battery bank, which powers the electric motors. The combination of hydrogen and oxygen will not only lead to impressive performance but also charge the batteries. The AQUON One can achieve a speed of 20 knots and it may travel an unlimited distance at 4 to 6 knots.

AQUON uses sustainable materials in production: Wall paneling is constructed from bamboo, some walls are constructed of a combination of flax and carbon fibers, furniture is crafted from veneer, recycled leather from shoe production is used on the main floor, sustainable Portuguese cork is used in wet areas for floor and wall coverings.

The smart yacht is outfitted with innovative communication technology and high-speed internet that enables IoT devices. Even the window shading is intelligent and adjusts to the position of the sun and ambient conditions, making it very energy efficient as less energy is needed to air-condition the vessel.

To estimate the AQUON One Price , consider the cost of similar size electric yachts in this comparison and add a good premium for electrolysis and hydrogen propulsion. Remember that with this technology you can save a lot of money.

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Greenline Yachts - Greenline 39

Greenline 39

Greenline 39 is a small electric yacht with a good space layout. The abundance of natural light inside due to the 360˚ panoramic view gives a spacious feeling on deck.

The cockpit and galley may be readily integrated into a single large social area so that you may do what you love best with the people who matter most to you. Whether you want to catch up with friends at a local island or head out for a day on the water, the Greenline 39 will get you there. With an 8 kWp solar panel output, you can go up to two days on anchor without requiring any shore energy.

Greenline 39 cabin

Greenline Yachts - Greenline 40

Greenline 40

The main differences between the Greenline 39 and the Greenline 40 are the shape and the roof. The Greenline 39 has a sportier build than the Greenline 40, but the Greenline 40 has a larger roof. The larger roof provides more space for the solar cells that generate energy for the electric motors. The roof of the Greenline 40 may be opened to a larger extent than on the Greenline 39.

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Greenline Yachts - Greenline 45

Greenline 45 coupe

The Greenline 45 is available in two versions the Greenline 45 Coupe with a large roof and the Greenline 45 Fly with a flybridge. The Greenline 45 Coupe has a bigger roof area than the Greenline 45 Fly, allowing it to accommodate more solar panels that may power the electric propulsion with 13 kWp rather than 8 kWp. Both models have the same interior layout, giving you plenty of area for your family, guests, and a full-beam master cabin.

The Greenline 45 can travel 30 nautical miles fully electric on a single charge. It is capable of speeds of up to 13 knots and has all the facilities required for overnight cruising with up to 8 berths and 2 toilets/ bathrooms.

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Greenline Yachts - Greenline 48

Greenline 45 fly

The Greenline 48 is also available in two styles: the Greenline 48 Coupe with a big roof and the Greenline 48 Fly with a flybridge. The Coupe version features 13 kWp of solar panels, compared to 8 kWp on the Flybridge model. The battery banks on both models may be charged either by shore power or from the sun. The Greenline 48 has a fully electric range of 30 nautical miles at a speed of 7 knots. The top speed of the electric version is 13 knots.

The spacious bow deck provides a great place to sunbathe with a large bathing platform at the stern. The interior is very open and provides an abundance of natural light from panoramic windows all around. The interior comes with a stunning full-beam master cabin, a walk-in closet, and a full-size freezer.

Greenline 48 coupe

Greenline Yachts - Greenline 68

Greenline Ocean Class 68

The Greenline 68 has an impressive flybridge design. This makes access to the sun deck for sunbathing or relaxation easy and provides plenty of space on the roof for solar panels that power its 12 kWp electric propulsion system. The electric version of the Greenline 68 is capable of speeds up to 10 knots and can travel 15 nautical miles on a single charge. The Greenline 68 has a range of 30 nautical miles in both its electric and fuel-powered variants. On the inside, it provides all the luxuries expected from a large yacht including two staterooms with queen size beds, two full-size bathrooms, and an open main deck plan.

Greenline Ocean Class 68 inside

Silent Yachts - Silent 60

Silent Yachts Silent 60

Silent Yachts is the best known electric yacht manufacturer. The founding couple has achieved this primarily by building an outstanding team, parts of which are former Tesla employees, and clever marketing. Of course, they also have an advantage due to their early involvement in the field.

The Silent 60 is the next step in the evolution of the legendary Silent 64 and won “Best of Boats” awards in the category “Best for Travel”. The Silent 60 combines all of the previous model’s finest features with improved performance, a sleek design, and lower environmental impact. It can be driven by two people comfortably and has up to 4 cabins onboard based on the version (Front Master or Front Exit). The Silent 60 has an unlimited range at low speeds. If you want it faster, you can combine the solar panels’ 17 kWp output with an automatic kite.

Silent 60 main deck

Silent Yachts - Silent 62 3-Deck

SILENT 62 3deck open

The Silent 3-Deck is the three-deck version of the Silent 60, which has two additional feet as a result of adding the deck. The Open and Closed versions of the Silent 3-Deck are two separate options. The closed-deck version has also two different variants: one with a closed sky lounge and one with an owner’s suite on the third deck. If you like the Silent 60, finding a Silent 60 or 62 that is not suitable for your needs is nearly impossible.

SILENT 62 3deck closed

Silent Yachts - Silent 80

Silent Yachts - Silent 80

The Silent 80 offers all the benefits of the Silent 60 with even more room, so if you want to spend some quality time with even more family and friends, you might want to look deeper at the specifications of this electric yacht. It boasts an impressive top speed of 20 knots, promising a smooth ride in most conditions. The Silent 80 has all the perks of being fully electric including being silent, ecologically friendly, and with no gasoline smell or noise. The unlimited range is also impressive. The Silent 80’s open layout makes it feel roomy and our favorite spot is the flybridge with the retractable roof.

Silent Yachts - Silent 80 main deck

Silent Yachts - Silent 80 3-Deck

Silent Yachts - Silent 80 3-deck open

The Silent 80 3-Deck is the three-story version of the Silent 80, hence the name. It has a similar relationship as the Silent 62 3-Deck to the Silent 60, but without gaining two additional feet in length. The top deck of the solar electric yacht can be either an open sky lounge or if you choose the closed version, it can be a closed sky lounge or an owner’s lounge with a 360 view of the ocean. The 45m² sky lounge is definitely a great place to party with a huge bar and dining area.

Silent 80 3-deck closed version

Silent Yachts - Silent 100

Silent 100

The Silent 100 is the newest flagship from Silent Yachts. It’s the biggest yacht with electric propulsion systems and a lot of cleverly placed design accents. Marco Casali, who also designed the majority of other electric yachts in the range, created this solar electric yacht. He used curves to create a timeless design with the most optimal performance possible for this size. All of the measurements are carefully placed to enhance stability even at high speeds of up to 16 knots, but also make it extremely comfortable. The Silent 100 has four decks, with the fourth one hidden beneath the retractable part of the solar roof, and on this floor is also a landing pad. The entire solar roof generates an impressive output of up to 40 kW per hour, which supplies both the onboard power and the two 340 kW electric motors.

For water toys and tenders there are also two tender garages. One between the two hulls, where can store a tender of up to 7,50m, and one smaller garage in the side-loading garage in the portside hull.

Soel Yachts - Soel Senses 48

Soel Senses 48 by Soel Yachts

The Soel Senses 48 has enough room for up to 12 people in a comparable small, yet spacious, size of 14.50m. Each of the two cabins, one in each hull, is paired with a bathroom. A versatile sleeping area in the salon can further accommodate up to four people. The optimum cruising speed for this electric yacht is 10 knots, but you can reach a top speed of 18 knots. At 10 knots, the largest battery package can travel a distance of 56 nm. The electric propulsion system is from Naval DC (both motor and battery). With shore power, the battery pack may be charged at up to 18 kW when the 2.7 kWp output of the solar roof isn’t enough.

Soel Senses 48 by Soel Yachts from behind

Soel Yachts - Soel Senses 62

Soel Senses 62

Soel Yachts’ Soel Senses 62 is designed in a timeless style that will most likely never go out of style, like sustainability. This solar electric yacht has a dynamic elegance with refined interior design and a beautiful exterior silhouette. The salon extends almost the whole width of the vessel, allowing for lots of natural light inside. The rooms combine to form a well-integrated design that provides enough seclusion in the private cabins. A spacious master suite, two guest cabins, and a kids cabin offer plenty of space for a memorable holiday with family and friends. There’s also a separate crew cabin with its own entry. There are also optional diesel generators for longer trips, such as a trans-ocean journey, to ensure that you have enough electricity. When the conditions aren’t optimal to reach the full 17.6 kWp output of the solar panels.

Soel Senses 62 from behind

Solarimpact Yacht - The SWATH Yacht

The SWATH Yacht from Solarimpact Yacht surprises with its unique shape. Not only the S.W.A.T.H hull shape, but the whole design of the yacht looks very futuristic and it is easy to see here that this is a vision. A vision that may not make it onto the water in this form, as it is, unfortunately, the case with many concept vehicles. Unfortunately, because we would like to see the vision become a reality as it brings creative design to the 80-foot electric yacht sector since most of them are just larger versions of smaller yachts.

Solarimpact Yacht - CAT 80

Compared to the SWATH yacht, the CAT 80 is a more set variant with the same length. Externally a very simple catamaran design is used, in the interior similar options are available as in the SWATH yacht. This creates elegance on a completely different basis.

Sunreef Yachts - 60 Sunreef Power Eco

Sunreef Yachts has a special approach to the placement of solar panels. This is because not only the roof is covered with solar panels, but also the outside of the hulls of the catamaran and all other non-walkable surfaces are covered. In addition, there is the possibility of equipping the yacht with wind turbines to use the energy for the electric motors. The energy is then temporarily stored in the ultra-light battery bank. They use recyclable and ethical materials (such as linen, basalt, reclaimed teak flooring or antifouling with silicon)for their ECO Line. Sunreef Yachts’ Eco line is based on the yachts with combustion engine. This not only allows Sunreef to save costs in development, but also benefits through targeted selection of Brand Ambassadors. For example, Rafael Nadal’s yacht the Great White is a 80 Sunreef Power, so not an ECO yacht like the one Nico Rosberg is getting.

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The 60 Sunreef Power Eco Yacht offers a solar output of 14 kWp due to the placement of the solar panels, has two 180 kW electric motors on board with a battery bank of up to 320 kW. The electric catamaran can accommodate up to 12 people and 4 crew members.

Sunreef Yachts - 70 Sunreef Power Eco

The 70 Sunreef Power Eco Yacht is the bigger version of the 60. Therefore is a lot more room in this model.

Sunreef Yachts - 80 Sunreef Power Eco

The 80 Sunreef Power Eco Yacht is the larger brother of the 70. With more length and a wider beam.

Electric Yacht FAQs

The cheapest yacht in this comparison is the Silent Yachts Silent 60 with a base price of 2.770.000,00 €. However, there are cheaper electric yachts in this comparison, but the price is not publicly communicated. Especially the smaller yachts from Greenline Yachts should be significantly cheaper. If you inquire with Greenline Yachts and the price does not match your budget, we recommend you to take a look at our electric boat comparison . Especially the boats with cabin might fit your needs and budget.

There are 8 solar powered electric yacht companies in this comparison.

Solar powered electric yachts: a great step into the future of yachting

Take a step and enjoy the advantage of solar electric yachts with zero emissions. Neither noise nor CO2 is emitted with solar powered electric yachts. A great step into the future.

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! You have a lot of information about electric yachts and the features that are important to them. Hopefully we were able to help point out some key things for your next purchase so you can get exactly what you need. But don’t forget – if there’s anything else not mentioned in our blog post that you’re wondering about or want more information on, feel free reach out with any questions at all! We’ll be happy to answer them as best we can.

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Electric boats: A-Z of the 37 best all-electric models

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Electric boats are here and they are quietly turning heads all over the world, we pick out 37 of the most exciting all-electric projects being built right now...

Electric boats are here to stay. What started as a trickle of electric craft over the past few years has turned into a torrent with everyone from Riva to Axopar jumping on the bandwagon.

Hybrid diesel electric boats are by no means a new concept in the marine world, but the latest generation of electric boats, not to mention electric outboard motors , is proving that this technology is no longer something to look forward to in the future, electric boats are a viable option right now.

Here at MBY.com, we’ve been following the electric boats revolution with intent for over a decade and now there are enough models on the market to make this style of boat a true competitor to conventional diesel and petrol-powered boats.

With a network of fast electric boat chargers already in place along the French Riviera, and plans for many more in marinas all over Europe and the UK, it looks like the electric revolution is now fully under way.

Read on for our round-up of the best electric boats currently in build…

35 of the best electric boats in build right now


Near silent cruising at 5-7 knots is the electric Alfastreet’s forte

Alfastreet 28 Cabin

These Slovenian-built boats are now a common sight on the Thames where their elegant lines, large sociable cockpits and clever lifting hard tops make them ideally suited to lazy days afloat.

Although most of them are available with powerful petrol outboard or sterndrive engines for fast coastal passages, Alfastreet also offers factory-fit electric boat versions of all its models for inland use.

Designed for slow speed displacement cruising , these are built for slipping along silently at 5-6 knots with zero emissions rather than rushing about at speed.

The top-of-the-range Alfastreet 28 Cabin, for example, is powered by twin 10kW motors for a top speed of around 7.5 knots and an estimated cruising range of 50nm at 5 knots from its twin 25kWh batteries.

Alfastreet 28 Cabin specifications

LOA: 28ft 3in (8.61m) Motor: 2 x 10kW Battery: 2 x 25kWh Top speed: 7.5 knots Range: 50nm Price: Approx £150,000 (inc. VAT)

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Ski boats are all about instant-on torque to punch you out of the hole and leap on the plane. New California start-up Arc Boat Company is ensuring its upcoming Arc One ski boat will do just that, courtesy of its honking 350kW electric motor.

In case you’re wondering, that’s the equivalent of 475hp. Or around twice the juice on tap in the highest-capacity Tesla Model S. It also means a top speed of 40mph, and enough amps to keep you skiing or wake-boarding for up to five hours.

The aluminium-hulled 24-footer, with seats for 10, is the first offering from Los Angeles-based Arc, which is being headed-up by Tesla’s former head of manufacturing. He’s expecting the first electric boats to be delivered, with custom trailer included, this summer.

ARC One specifications

LOA: 24ft (7.3m) Motor: 350kW Battery: 200 kWh Top speed: 35 knots Range: 160nm at 35 knots Starting price: $300,000 / £226,000


The Boesch 750 offers all the style, heritage and performance you could wish for, and an electric motor

Boesch 750 Portofino Deluxe

This exclusive Swiss yard has been in business since 1910 building elegant retro sportsboats for lake and sea use.

Unlike Riva , it still builds exclusively in wood using a lightweight mahogany laminate construction that it claims is as strong and easy to maintain as a modern GRP hull.

All its craft use a traditional mid-mounted engine with a straight shaft propeller and rudder steering for maximum reliability and a flat trim angle, making them well suited for use as ski boats.

The current range comprises six models from 20ft to 32ft, however only the models up to 25ft are available as electric boats.

The top-of-the-range electric model, the Boesch 750 Portofino Deluxe, has twin 50kW Piktronik motors giving a top speed of 21 knots and a range of 14nm.

Boesch 750 Portofino Deluxe specification

LOA: 24ft 7in (7.5m) Motor: 2 x 50kW Battery: 2 x 35.6kWh Top speed: 21 knots Range: 14nm @ 20 knots Price: €336,000 (ex. VAT)


The Candela C-8 recently set a world record for electric boat endurance by covering 420nm in 24hrs

Candela C-8

With a claimed range of 50nm at 22 knots, overnight accommodation for two and a more robust deep vee foiling hull , this new Candela C-8 could be the electric boats game-changer we were waiting for.

Whereas the Candela C-7 looked oddly dated for such a high-tech boat, the C-8 has a purity of line to it that is fresh, modern and distinctive. With its vertical bow, slender beam and subtly contoured topsides free of scoops, slats or unnecessary styling lines, it has a pared back simplicity to it that oozes confidence.

It doesn’t need to shout for attention because every pair of eyes will be glued to it the minute it rises onto its foils and flies silently past the assembled onlookers, leaving nothing but a lingering aura of astonishment hanging in the air.

New for 2023, the C-8 will now be available with an uprated 69kWh Polestar 2 Standard battery pack, which considerably improves the range (as the Candela C-8’s recent world record attempt proved), and with the option of a center console deck layout.

Candela C-8 specifications

LOA: 27ft 11in (8.50m) Motor: 45-55kW Candela C-Pod Battery: 44-69kWh Top speed: 24 knots Range: 51nm Price: €290,000 (ex. VAT)

Watch our full test drive review of the Candela C-8


Electric motors powered by batteries, solar panels and ICE generators allow it to cruise night and day

Cosmopolitan 66

Newcomer Cosmopolitan Yachts is hoping to shake up the market for large electric boats with a striking new 66ft (20.1m) solar-powered catamaran called the Cosmopolitan 66.

An all-aluminium  multihull  design, the Cosmpolitan 66 features a vast amount of interior space thanks to a maximum beam of 35ft (10.67m).

The outside deck spaces are just as generous, with entertainment terraces fore and aft as well as wide side decks and a huge, almost square  flybridge .

Cosmopolitan 66 specifications

LOA: 66ft (20.1m) Motor: 2x 180kW Battery: 450kWh Top speed: 20 knots Range: TBC Price: TBC

Read more about the Cosmopolitan 66


Two-tiered windows provide big views and generous light down below

The new Vripack-designed Delphia 10 is a very versatile yacht. You can spec it with either a diesel engine of up to 110hp or an electric shaft drive from 40 to 80hp.

You can also tailor the layout to your needs with one of three standard arrangements. The Delphia 10 Sedan is a traditional pilothouse model with  walkaround  side decks and a large cockpit settee.

The Lounge model (pictured) uses a fully open design, with plenty of seating and a forward cockpit, securely contained within elevated side decks. And the Lounge Top model uses a large flat hardtop that makes a great platform for boat solar panels .

Delphia 10 specifications

LOA: 32ft 1in (9.78m) Beam: 11ft 5in (3.49m) Engines: Single inboard electric 40-80hp / up to 110hp diesel Top speed: 44 knots Price: £229,950 (inc. VAT)

Watch our full yacht tour of the Delphia 10


Duffy Sun Cruiser 22

You can’t talk about electric boats and not talk about Duffy. Since 1970, more than 14,000 of these surrey-topped, genteel bay and lake cruisers have been sold. In Duffy’s home port of Newport Beach, California, there’s an estimated 3,500 of them running around. It’s simply the world’s best-selling electric boat.

Beautifully-built, with cushy seats for 12, a built-in fridge, and a multitude of cupholders, the top-selling Duffy 22 makes the perfect cocktail-hour cruiser.

Don’t expect to get anywhere in a hurry. Top speed is a heady 5.5 knots courtesy of a 48-volt electric motor amped by a bank of 16 six-volt batteries.

One especially cool feature is Duffy’s patented Power Rudder set-up. This integrates the electric motor with the rudder and the four-bladed prop, allowing the whole assembly to rotate almost 90 degrees for easier docking.

Duffy Sun Cruiser 22 specifications

LOA: 22ft (6.7m) Motor: 1 x 50kW Battery: 16 x 6-volt Top speed: 5.5 knots Range: 40nm at 5.5 knots Starting price: $61,500 / £47,000

Four Winns H2e

Another member of the Beneteau Group vying to build the best electric boats, Four Winns will launch a 22ft model called the H2e in late 2022, which it claims is the first all-electric series production bowrider in the world.

Powered by a 180hp electric outboard motor from Vision Marine that promises a 35-knot top speed, the Four Winns H2e will get its American debut at the 2023 Miami Boat Show before going into full production in the summer.

Twin 700v batteries will be fitted, but there’s no word yet on the price or cruising range, but given Four Winns’ pedigree, you can expect the former to be very competitive indeed.

Four Winns H2e specifications

LOA: 22ft (6.7m) Motor: 180hp Vision Marine electric outboard Battery: 2x 700v Top speed: 35 knots Range: TBC Starting price: TBC


Frauscher 740 Mirage

The tag line for this Austrian yard is ‘Engineers of Emotion since 1927’, and given the effect its boats tend to have on casual observers, let alone the person sitting behind the helm, we’re inclined to agree.

Simply put, it builds some of the best looking boats on the market, combining rakish proportions with cutting-edge style and exquisite detailing.

Although it builds petrol-powered boats up to 39ft offering searing performance, it also offers most of its smaller craft with the option of silent, emissions-free electric power.

The Frauscher 740 Mirage is a perfect example of this, offering two different electric Torqeedo motors of either 60kW or 110kW. The more powerful of these delivers a top speed of 26 knots and a range of 17-60nm depending on how fast you go.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Frauscher have also teamed up with Porsche for an all-electric version of their 8.5m Fantom model, which is due to launch in 2024 as part of a limit edition 25-boat series.

Frauscher 740 Mirage specification

LOA: 24ft 6in (7.47m) Motor: 1 x 60-110kW Battery: 40-80kWh Top speed: 26 knots Range: 17-60nm @ 26-5 knots Starting price: €216,616 (ex. VAT)

Greenline 40

Slovenian-based Greenline Yachts can lay claim to kickstarting the current trend for electric boats. Way back in 2008 it launched the first affordable diesel electric hybrid boat, a formula it has been refining and improving ever since.

Greenline now offers an extensive range of cruisers from 33ft to 68ft, all of which are available with all-electric as well as hybrid or conventional diesel power.

The mid-range Greenline 40 is a fine example; the all-electric version is powered by twin 50kW motors giving it a top speed of 11 knots and a range of up to 30nm at 7 knots with a small 4kW range extender increasing that to 75nm at 5 knots.

However, if you need more flexibility the Hybrid model is fitted with twin 220hp Volvo D3 diesel engines boosting the speed to 22 knots but still allowing electric-only cruising at 5 knots for up to 20nm.

Greenline 40 specification

LOA: 39ft 4in (11.99m) Motor: 2 x 50kW Battery: 2 x 40kWh Top speed: 11 knots Range: 30nm @ 7 knots Price: €445,000 (ex. VAT)

Hermes Speedster E

Inspired by the curvy lines of Porsche’s classic 1950s 356 Speedster, this achingly-gorgeous Hermes Speedster from UK-based Seven Seas Yachts, has been spinning heads since 2017.

The rakish, Greek-built 22-footer typically comes with a 115hp Rotax Biggles-style motor doing the powering. But more recently it’s been offered with an eco-friendly, 100kW electric motor juiced by a 30 kilowatt-hour battery pack.

Flat out it’ll do just over 30 knots. But throttle back to a more leisurely five knots and it’ll glide in stealthy silence for up to nine hours on a charge. Perfect for a trip up the Thames.

And for lovers of retro, it boasts a curvy chrome-framed windscreen, chrome-ringed gauges in a hand-stitched leather dash, bucket front seats in glove-soft marine leather, and chrome air intakes on the rear deck. A nautical piece of art? You bet.

Hermes Speedster E specifications

LOA: 22ft (6.7m) Motor: 100kW Battery: 1 x 35kWh Top speed: 30 knots Range: 50nm at 5 knots Price: $269,000 / £203,000

Hinckley Dasher

Mention the name Hinckley and you immediately conjure-up an image of gorgeous teak-and-stainless, water-jet-thrusted Picnic Boats. But the legendary New England builder has been looking to the future and investing big in electric power.

Its first offering is the sleek 28-foot, all-electric Dasher that comes complete with a BMW-developed lithium-ion battery pack and twin 80hp Torqeedo Deep Blue motors. The high-tech combo can punch the Dasher to a top speed of 23.5 knots. Ease back to seven knots and it’ll run for over five hours on a charge.

Available as an open-deck, fishing-focused runabout, or classic-style windshielded day boat, the Dasher is a hand-built Hinckley bow to stern.

That said, while the boat still looks like it oozes with mirror-varnished teak and stainless fittings, the teak is actually hand-painted composite, the stainless is 3D-printed titanium. That flag-blue hull? Made of carbon-epoxy composites with carbon stringers.

Hinckley Dasher specifications

LOA: 28ft 6in (6.7m) Motor: 2 x 50kW Battery: 40kWh Top speed: 23.5 knots Range: 40 miles at 20 knots Starting price: $545,000 / £412,000


The electric Iguana is capable of three knots on the land and 30 knots at sea

Iguana Foiler

Iguana Yachts has launched the world’s first battery-powered amphibious boat, called the Iguana Foiler. As if that weren’t enough, it also features folding foils and retractable caterpillar tracks.

The all-new 33ft Iguana Foiler is powered by a specially adapted version of Evoy’s new prototype 300hp electric outboard motor fed by a 120kWh lithium-ion battery bank.

To reduce drag and increase range, it rides on a pair of curved surface-piercing foils that fold down from each side and a third T-shaped foil at the rear fitted to a specially extended lower leg of the outboard.

Iguana Foiler specifications

Length: 32.8′ / 10m Beam (min): 10′ / 3.1m Engine: Single 300hp EVOY electric outboard Top speed: 30 knots Range: 50 miles Capacity: 8 people Price: TBC

Read more about the Iguana Foiler


The compact Magonis E-550 is a refreshinghly affordable electric option

Magonis Wave e-550

Spanish newcomer Magonis may not be the prettiest electric boat on the market but it is certainly one of the most affordable, with prices starting from as little €33,485 inc VAT.

Admittedly that only buys you the least powerful displacement-only 4kW version but even the most powerful 30kW model starts at a relatively modest €68,960 and boasts a top speed of 22 knots.

The key to its performance is a lightweight resin-infused hull that weighs just 335kg, which is powered by off-the-shelf electric outboards from Torqeedo and Mag Power.

Despite its diminutive proportions the squared-off bow means it is Category C rated for up to six people. Battery sizes vary from 10kWh to 23kWh according to engine power, giving a range of up to 60nm at 5 knots.

Magonis Wave e-550 specifications

LOA: 18ft 0in (5.50m) Motor: 1 x 4 – 30kW Battery: 1 x 10 – 23kWh Top speed: 22 knots Range: 30nm @ 3 knots Starting price: €33,485


Mantaray M24

What makes this 24ft Mannerfelt-designed runabout particularly interesting is its simplicity. Unlike its main foiling rival, the Candela C-7, the Mantaray M24 requires no complicated electronics to ‘fly’.

Instead it uses the builder’s patented mechanical hydrofoil system, which it has trademarked as Dynamic Wing Technology or DWT.

The technology is said to be the result of ten years’ development work and uses a retractable T-foil in the bow and H-foil amidships that self-stabilise mechanically.

Mantaray M24 specifications

LOA: 24ft 0in (5.50m) Motor: 48kW Battery: 26kWh Top speed: 30 knots Range: 60nm Starting price: TBC

Read more about the Mantaray M24


The Marian M800 doesn’t make any compromises on style or speed

Marian M800 Spyder

This Austrian yard only manufactures all-electric boats so they can be designed from the ground up to suit the packaging requirements of the battery and motor rather than having to accommodate big petrol or diesel engines too.

The result is a supremely elegant range of retro-inspired sportsboats from 19ft to 26ft, as well as a more prosaic lake cruiser. The latest M800 Spider, launched at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival , is its prettiest boat yet, rivalling the Riva Iseo for sheer style.

With each boat being built to order, you can specify anything from a 10kW electric motor and affordable 200Ah AGM batteries for lake use up to a 150kW motor and 125kWh lithium ion batteries for a top speed 34 knots (waterskiing is also possible) and a range of 30nm at 16 knots.

Marian M800 Spyder specifications

LOA: 25ft 9in (7.90m) Motor: 1 x 10-150kW Battery: 10-125kWh Top speed: 34 knots Range: 30nm @16 knots Starting price: €238,560


Styling is a bold mix of retro design cues and futuristic detailing

Mayla FortyFour

German start-up Mayla Yachts is close to launching the first of its outrageous all-electric performance boats, called the Mayla FortyFour. Based on a Petestep deep-vee hull platform, this ultralight carbon fibre electric boat promises top speeds of over 70 knots.

Twin 800kW dual-core electric motors deliver up to 2,150hp of power to tunnel-mounted surface drives and thanks to the 4,800Nm of torque on tap, the second you apply the throttles, acceleration should be fearsome.

Power comes from either an all-electric 500kWh lithium-ion battery or a smaller 400kWh battery backed up by a 400hp (300kW) diesel generator and fuel tank. This hybrid boat version should give a maximum range of 270nm at 30 knots.

Mayla FortyFour specifications

LOA: 44ft (13.4 m) Beam: 10ft (3.0 m) Displacement: 6,200kgs Water capacity: 200L Power: Twin 400-800kW Battery: 400-500 kWh Li-ion Top speed: 70 knots Cruising range: 70nm (electric) / 270nm (hybrid) Price: TBC

Read more about the Mayla FortyFour

Anyone who has watched America’s Cup boats in action will know foiling does wonders for performance, which is the thinking at Silicon Valley-based and Sergey Brin-backed Navier, which is currently developing one very cool, and very clever, hydro-foiling electric dayboat, the Navier N30.

With its retractable foils and twin 90kW electric motors connected to a 80kWh battery bank, the carbon-hulled Navier can soar four feet above the waves at over 30 knots. Throttle back to 20 and the projected range is over 75 nautical miles, which Navier claims makes this the rangiest 30ft electric boat in the world.

You cake your pick from a Cabin version or open Hardtop, both of which come with a nifty self-docking feature (demonstrated in the video above). Navier says that the 2023 production run has sold out and it is already taking deposits on 2024 boats.

Navier N30 specifications

LOA: 30ft (9.1m) Beam: 8ft 6in (2.6m) Motor: 2 x 90kW Battery: 80kWh Top speed: 35 knots Range: 75 miles at 20 knots Starting price: From $300,000 / £226,000


Nero 777 Evolution

Designed in Italy and built in Germany, the new Nero 777 looks like a very appealing combination of style and engineering know-how. Due to launch in 2024, it will come with a choice of five Evoy propulsion systems ranging from 60kW all the way up to 300kW.

The latter will offer an impressive top speed in excess of 50 knots, making this one of the fastest electric boats in development. And with a Petestep hull, it should offer a very comfortable ride even at such rapid speeds. Bring the speed back to a leisurely 5 knots and the claimed range shoots up to an impressive 108nm.

Design-wise, the Neto 777 Evolution taps into the current trend for fold-down balconies, which can create a water-level beach club effect – no mean feat on such a compact boat.

Nero 777 Evolution specifications

LOA: 25ft 6in (7.77m) Beam: 8ft 8in (2.63m) Motor: 60-300kW Battery: 40-126kWh Top speed: 50 knots Range: 108nm at 5 knots Starting price: From €287,500


Nimbus 305 Coupe E-Power

Legendary Swedish yard Nimbus is renowned for its thoughtfully designed and sturdily built boats and the 305 Coupe is no exception.

Although originally designed for conventional combustion engines, it has been successfully adapted for electric use with the aid of a Torqeedo Deep Blue electric motor and a pair of 12.8kWh lithium ion batteries.

The recommended cruising speed is a modest 5.7 knots giving a range of 22nm at this speed but this can be almost doubled with the aid of a second optional battery.

Nimbus 305 Coupe E-Power specifications

LOA: 33ft 3in (10.07m) Motor: 1 x 25kW Battery: 1x 40kWh Top speed: 6.5 knots Range: 22nm @ 5.7 knots Starting price: €265,000 (ex. VAT)


One of the most striking elements of the Optima E10 is its hull shape. This stabilised monohull design features a slender central hull flanked by even thinner external ones, creating tunnels underneath.

This design enhances efficiency by reducing drag, allowing the boat to achieve fast displacement speeds of approximately 14 to 15 knots. The external riggers also contribute to the boat’s stability, ensuring a comfortable and smooth ride.

Measuring 10m in length (around 33 ft), the Optima E10 is powered solely by electricity. It does not feature a hybrid drive or combustion engine, thus maximising its efficiency. The boat is equipped with two 63kWh Kriesel batteries and a 40kW electric motor from Rad propulsion, equivalent to approximately 54hp.

Optima E10 specifications

LOA: 36ft 1in / 11m Motor: 40kW Rad Propulsion Batteries: 120kWh Kriesel Top speed: 15 knots Range: 200 nautical miles @ 6 knots Starting price: £400,000

Watch our yacht tour of the Optima E10


Pixii’s aluminium hull and powerful battery should deliver impressive range and performance

Pixii SP800

Although this budding British brand has yet to launch one of its pretty new Pixii SP800 electric sportsboats, the first one is already in build on the Isle of Wight.

Featuring a light but strong aluminium hull with either one or two electric motors linked to a jet drive and what is said to be a class-leading 150kWh battery pack, it has all the ingredients of a formidable contender.

We’ll have to wait to see if it lives up to its maker’s claims of a 40-knot top speed, but if it does, it would make it one of the fastest electric production boats on the market.

It even has the option of a remote anchoring system that lets you jump off onto a beach then drive it out into deeper water before dropping the hook!

Pixii SP800 specifications

LOA: 24ft 6in (7.5m) Motor: 2 x 25kW Battery: 1x 150kWh Top speed: 40 knots Range: 100nm @ 14 knots Starting price: £114,000 (inc. VAT)


Persico Zagato 100.2

Performance boat specialist Persico is set to launch its first all-electric superboat this year, called the Persico Zagato 100.2. Designed in collaboration with iconic automotive design house Zagato, the 26ft stunner is built around a revolutionary new steerable electric waterjet pod from Italian start-up Sealence.

The 100.2 part of the name celebrates Zagato’s second century in business, the new electric boat features a reverse bow, wraparound windshield, aft sunpad, rear bench-sofa and two front pilot seats, plus cuddy space beneath the foredeck.

However, it’s the ultra-efficient electric drivetrain that is likely to cause the biggest stir. The single 205kW  Sealence DeepSpeed  420 steerable azipod is said to give the new boat a top speed of 43 knots and a cruising speed of around 24 knots, at which the range should be almost 50nm.

Persico Zagato 100.2 specifications

LOA: 25ft 11in (7.9m) Motor: 205 kW electric integrated jet pod Battery: 2x 83kWh Top speed: 43.5 knots Range: 47nm @ 24 knots Starting price: TBC

Read more about the Persico Zagato 100.2


Q-Yachts Q30

This Finnish yard was established in 2016 with the idea of developing an elegant electric boat that gave the same swift, silent cruising experience as a high-end sailing boat but without having to worry about sails and crew.

The result is the Q30, a stylish open day boat with striking minimalist looks and a super efficient hull shape that allows it to slip through the water at speeds up to 14 knots, making almost no noise or wake.

It’s powered by a pair of 10kW Torqeedo motors and a relatively meagre 30kWh battery but such is its efficiency that it will cruise for 10 hours at 6 knots or 5 hours at 9 knots.

Q-Yachts Q30 specifications

LOA: 30ft 6in (9.3m) Beam: 7ft 3in (2.2m) Motor: 2 x 10kW Torqeedo Battery: 30-40kWh Top speed: 14 knots Range: 60nm @ 6 knots, 21nm @ 14 knots Starting price: €183,000 (ex. VAT)


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Rand Source 22

Rand Boats claims its new Rand Source 22 is one of the most affordable electric sportsboats on the market, as well as one of the fastest.

Two electric boat options enable it to cover both these extremes in addition to a range of inboard and outboard petrol and diesel engines of up to 250hp.

When propelled by Torqeedo’s Deep Blue 50 outboard, it will carry a price tag of less than €100,000 but when fitted with Rand’s much more powerful 170kW electric inboard it will be capable of short-burst speeds of up to 50 knots and sustained cruising at 28 knots.

Rand Source 22 specifications

LOA: 22ft (6.7m) Motor: 170kW Battery: TBC Range: TBC Top speed: 50 knots Starting price: €63,900

Read more about the Rand Source 22


Ripple Boats 10m Day Cruiser

Hailing from Norway and launched at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival, Ripple Boats is a new brand founded by Frydenbø Marine and Pascal Technologies.

They have raised over €4million of funding for their start-up venture and their debut model will be a 10m day cruiser developed by Thorup Design.

Key features from the initial renderings include an extendable hard-top bimini with inset glazing, plus the now ubiquitous folding balconies.

Should this debut model prove successful, Ripple Boats have plans to build a wide range of electric boats from 6-11m.

Ripple Boats 10m Day Cruiser specifications

LOA: 32ft 10in (10m) Beam: 10ft 6in (3.2m) Motor: 2 x 93kW Battery: 190 kWh Range: 45nm Cruising speed: 25 knots Starting price: TBC


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Riva El-Iseo

As its name suggests the El-Iseo is an all-electric version of Riva’s entry-level sportsboat, the gloriously retro 27 Iseo.

The heart of the El-Iseo is a 250kW Parker GVM310 electric motor that spins a Mercury Bravo Three XR sterndrive leg. The prototype is capable of 40 knots, much the same as it delivers with its usual 300hp petrol or diesel engine options.

However, those who have driven the electric version say it’s the acceleration that really stands out. The quoted range figures are one hour at 25 knots or 10 hours at five knots, meaning a range of 25nm at planing speeds or 50nm in displacement mode.

Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi says that they will not start selling the El-Iseo or commit to a price until they have thoroughly tested the prototype and are certain it will deliver the performance, safety and reliability expected of a Riva.

The production model will be packaged with the latest electronics including a smart management system that reduces speed when the battery runs low and collision-avoidance software. “If it is going to be a Riva, it has to be perfect,” said Galassi.

Riva El-Iseo specifications

LOA:   27ft (8.2m) Motor: 250kW Battery: 150kWh Top speed: 40 knots Range: 50nm Starting price: TBC


RS Pulse 63

RS Sailing is the first British yard to offer a production ready electric planing RIB in the form of the RS Pulse 63 . With a super efficient hull design by Jo Richards, the man behind the hugely successful RS range of sailing dinghies, and styling by superyacht studio Design Unlimited, it looks like a really enticing package.

Power comes from a brand new 40kW RAD propulsion system, that claims to be safer and more efficient than an exposed propeller, linked to a bespoke 46kW Hyperdrive battery pack.

This delivers a top speed of 23 knots and a range of 25-100nm miles depending on speed but can be further increased with the aid of an optional extra 23kWh battery pack.

RS Pulse 63 specifications

LOA: 20ft 8in (6.30m) Motor: 1 x 40kW Battery: 46kW Top speed: 23 knots Range: 25-100nm @ 20-5 knots Starting price: £82,800 (inc. VAT)

Watch our sea trial video of the RS Pulse 63

SAY Carbon Yachts 29 E

As the name suggests, this German yard is renowned for its ultra light, high performance carbon fibre craft and it’s these same properties that make the SAY Carbon Yachts 29 E such a compelling electric craft.

This slender, low draught speed machine weighs less than two tonnes all up, including a powerful 360kW Kreisel electric motor and 120kWh battery. Hardly surprising then that it also holds the record for the world’s fastest production electric boat (under 9m) after scorching to a top speed of 50 knots on an Austrian lake in 2018.

Use the power more sparingly and the yard claims a range of 25nm at 22 knots, while a built in 22kW charger delivers a full recharge in just six hours.

SAY Carbon Yachts 29 E specifications

LOA: 29ft (8.85m) Motor: 1 x 360kW Battery: 120kWh Top speed: 52 knots Range: 25nm @ 22 knots Starting price: €396,460 (ex. VAT)


Silent 28 Speed

Silent Yachts ’ electric-powered Silent 28 Speed grabbed headlines at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival thanks to a claimed top speed of more than 60 knots and an impressive range of 70nm at 30 knots. The secret to its performance is a foil-assisted hull with unique surface-piercing propellers.

Pushed along by twin 100kW eD-QDrive electric motors hooked up to a 100kWh lithium-ion battery bank topped up by built-in solar panels, it demonstrates that serious performance is no longer the preserve of petrol powered boats. No price has been announced.

Silent 28 Speed specifications

LOA: 28ft (8.6m) Motor: 2 x 100kW Battery: 100kW Top speed: >60 knots Range: 70nm Starting price: TBC

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A marriage of gloriously retro styling and cutting-edge foiling technology, this electric foiler was commissioned as a chase-boat toy by the same European owner that took delivery in early 2020 of Spirit Yachts ’ largest and most technologically advanced project to date, the 111ft super-sloop Geist .

She was drawn by Spirit Yachts’ CEO and chief designer Sean McMillan, who admits to taking his principal inspiration from a slightly smaller twice Gold Cup winning hydroplane of mid-1920s America called Baby Bootlegger , which sported a similar near-plumb bow, long varnished foredeck and a two-seat cockpit.

The vessel encompasses a modified electric motor, developed for motorsport, and three integrated foils. The claimed top speed is 30 knots, but the usual fast cruise speed will be in the low 20s, at which the quoted range is 100nm.

This was put to the test on July 17, with the SpiritBARTech35EF setting a new electric boat record for fastest circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight, covering 51m in 1hr 56mins at an average speed just shy of 23 knots.

Spirit 35 Foiler specifications

LOA: 35ft (10.6m) Motor: TBC Battery: TBC Top speed: 28 knots Range: 100nm at 20 knots Price: Available on application

Read more about the SpiritBARTech35EF


Super Air Nautique GS22E

Based on the petrol-powered GS22 wake surf boat, the Super Air Nautique GS22E is packed with the best features available. These include a hydraulic folding wake tower, custom finishes, a configurable cockpit, and a customizable running surface that can change the characteristics from ski boat to wake surf or wakeboard use via a simple touchscreen at the helm. The boat can even be optioned with an electric stern thruster to make docking a doddle.

As well as being virtually silent underway, this electric boat version can offer up to three hours’ use on a single charge. The huge flat torque curve of the electric power plant perfectly suits tow sports use and onboard telemetry constantly monitors and reports the engine’s performance.

The significant $140,000 premium over the petrol powered version means this model will not be for everyone, however the emissions-free GS22E is the first of its kind and potentially the wake surf boat of the future.

Super Air Nautique GS22E specifications

LOA: 22ft / 6.7m Motor: 1 x 220kW Battery: 124kWh Top speed: 37.5 knots Range: 2-3hrs usage Starting price: $312,952


Vita isn’t just a boat-building company, it also hopes to sell off-the-shelf electric drivetrains to other yards. Given the impressive performance and range of its own flagship LION model, this could prove a very smart move.

This elegant 10.5m day boat packs roughly the same amount of battery power as four Tesla 3 models and, thanks to a pair of 150kW electric motors linked to a single Mercury Bravo sterndrive, it goes like one too.

In fact Vita has to limit the amount of torque the motors put out to stop it shredding the gears. Despite this it maxes out at around 35 knots and can cruise for 90 minutes at 22 knots or almost 10 hours at 6-7 knots.

Vita LION specifications

LOA: 32ft 9in (10.5m) Motor: 2 x 150kW Battery: 235kWh Top speed: 35 knots Range: 33-70nm @ 22-7 knots Starting price: £750,000 (ex. VAT)

Watch our full sea trial review of the Vita LION


Voltari 260

Typically, the brand new Voltari 260 electric boat is all about going fast. With its high-torque 740hp electric motor juiced by a 142kWh bank of lithium-ion Evereadys, it can slice and dice the waves at an impressive 52 knots.

But when there’s a world record to be broken, it’s worth a compromise or two. So, to claim the gong for covering the longest overseas distance in an electric “vehicle” on a single charge, the Voltari streaked along at a heady… 4.3 knots.

That meant covering the 91-miles between Key Largo, Florida, across the often-boisterous Gulf Stream, to Bimini in the Bahamas in what must have seemed an endless 20 hours. But it got the job done, and on a single charge.

Voltari 260 specifications

LOA: 28ft 11in (8.6m) Motor: 551kW Batteries: 142kWh Top speed: 52 knots Range: 91 miles @ 4 knots Starting price: $450,000

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The big claim for the new X Shore 1 is that it’s the first all-electric 30-knot sportsboat to be priced at under €100,000 ex taxes, making it the cheapest electric planing runabout in Europe.

With an LOA of 21ft 4in (6.5m), it is around 5ft shorter than the original X-Shore Eelex 8000 and €150,000 cheaper. It is powered by a 125kW electric motor with a single 63kWh Kreisel battery (the Eelex has a 225kW motor and two 63kWh batteries) but thanks to the 1’s smaller, lighter hull it boasts the same top speed of 30 knots and a similar range of 20nm at 20 knots or 50nm at 6 knots (the Eelex can do 100nm at low speed).

The X-Shore 1 is available either as an open boat with a half height windscreen or a semi-enclosed Top version with the aid of an extended windscreen, a small hard top and canopies protecting the helm. Unlike the walkaround Eelex, it also has an enclosed foredeck with a cuddy underneath for overnighting.

X Shore has also started branching out into the realm of commercial boats. Based on the Eelex 8000 platform, the first X Shore Pro is being used for school transportation in the Swedish archipelago.

X-Shore 1 specifications

LOA: 21ft 4in (6.5m) Motor: 125kW Battery: 63kWh Top speed: 30 knots Range: 50nm @ 6 knots Starting price: <€100,000 (ex. VAT)

Watch our full video tour of the X-Shore 1


ZIN’s waif-like sportsboat has a claimed range of 100nm at 13 knots

Seattle-based start-up Zin Electric Boats claims an astonishing range of up to 100nm for its pretty little Z2R sportsboats. Its secret is a super-lightweight all-carbon fibre hull that allows it to plane efficiently at just 13 knots.

As with many of these boats it is powered by Torqeedo’s 55kW electric motor linked to the same company’s 45kWh battery adapted from the BMW i3 electric car.

The first prototype reached a faintly terrifying 48 knots flat out but the production version is being limited to 30 knots to extend the range. Acceleration should still be lightning quick though thanks to the motor’s impressive torque.

Zin Z2R specifications

LOA: 20ft 0in (6.1m) Motor: 55kW Torqeedo Battery: 40kWh Top speed: 30 knots Range : 100nm @13 knots Price: $250,000 (ex. VAT)


Zodiac 450 e-jet

French RIB specialist Zodiac is developing an entire range of small, affordable electric RIBs in conjunction with Torqeedo, but in the meantime it has already started building a state-of-the-art electric jet-RIB, predominantly for use as a superyacht tender.

Powered by a 50kW Torqeedo Deep Blue motor with a 40kWh battery from the BMW i3 car driving a low drag water jet, it can reach a max speed of 30 knots.

It also boasts a useful 90 minutes of cruising time at 24 knots, equating to a range of 36nm. High quality Neoprene tubes, retractable seating and hand-sewn quilted seats help justify its price and intended target market.

The new 3.1m and 3.4m eOpen range won’t be quite as quick but will have a range of around 10nm at 12 knots, and with prices from €25,200, they’re more affordable.

Zodiac 450 e-jet specifications

LOA: 14ft 9in (4.5m) Motor: 50kW Torqeedo Battery 40kWh Top speed: 30 knots Range: 36nm @ 24 knots Price: €140,800 (ex. VAT)

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Candela’s all-electric-powered hydrofoiling passenger ferry poised to transform global ferry transportation.

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The all-electric-powered Candela P-12 ferry flies over the water on hydrofoils

I would never say “I told you so,” but…now that Candela , the world’s leading producer of all-electric-powered hydrofoiling boats, has just closed the largest funding round in the company's history, I might be bold enough to say…”I’m not surprised.”

That’s because I’ve been closely following the development of this wonderfully smart company’s hydrofoiling boats since I test flew a P-7 near their small and efficient shop in Stockholm in 2021. So, I’m really not surprised they just raised over $25 million to expand production of their game-changing P-12 ferry. And since yacht building powerhouse Groupe Beneteau is a key partner in the largest fundraising round Candela has ever completed it appears Candela’s brand of tech-controled hydrofoiling is about to go global.

“Our investment perfectly aligns with Groupe Beneteau‘s ecological transition objectives, scaling up innovative solutions for more sustainable boating and unparalleled experiences,” says Bruno Thivoyon, CEO of Groupe Beneteau, the world's largest boat manufacturer (15 factories, 9 brands, and more than 8,000 yachts built annually) with a total revenue of over $1.5 billion in 2023. “Candela’s technology, enabling significantly more efficient electric vessels, will transform waterborne transport into its next sustainable phase.”

A Candela P-8 and P-12 underway near Stockholm, Sweden

“We couldn’t be more excited about having Groupe Beneteau on board,” says Gustav Hasselskog, Founder and CEO of Candela. “As the leading global boat company, their trust is a stamp of approval for our technology to transform waterborne transportation. We’re excited for the possibilities ahead."

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The new investment round will help to scale up production to meet demand for the recently launched Candela P-12, the world’s first electric hydrofoil ferry. The P-12 is the first fast and long-range electric ferry on the market. Its efficient hydrofoil technology cuts lifetime emissions by 97.5% compared to diesel vessels, while simultaneously allowing operators to save up to 50% in operating costs. Since it generates minimal wake, the P-12 has been granted exemptions from speed limits, as for example on its maiden route in Stockholm, where it from July will cut travel times in half compared to road transport and legacy diesel vessels.

And it’s pretty obvious Hasselskog and company are on the right track. According to some projections the market for electric vessels is expected to be worth $14.2 Billion USD in 2030.

“We’ve spent years developing the technological maturity, and now we’re fit for scaling to commercial vessels. As in any industry, the fastest-scaling company will dominate the market,” says Hasselskog.

The Candela P-8 and P-12 hardly make a ripple as they fly over the water on computer-controlled ... [+] hydrofoils

Other backers in the round include longtime investors EQT Ventures , Ocean Zero LLC , and Kan Dela AB. The new investment brings total funding since Candela’s inception to over $75 million.

“EQT Ventures has steadfastly backed Candela's vision to accelerate the shift towards fossil fuel-free lakes and oceans since 2021. The launch of Candela's P-12 vessels signifies a watershed moment in sustainable transport", says Lars Jörnow, Partner at EQT Ventures.

The only question is: when will we see a P-12 ferry here in the US?

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VESSEL REVIEW | Sinichka – Electric commuter boats designed for Russia’s Moskva River

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A series of three new electric monohull commuter ferries have already begun operational sailings on the Moskva River in the Russian capital Moscow.

Built by Russian shipyard Emperium, sister vessels Sinichka , Filka , and Presnya – all named after rivers in Moscow – are being operated by the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development (Moscow Deptrans). They are the first units of a planned fleet of 20 vessels that will serve the capital city and other nearby communities. The new ferry system will be the water transport system to be operated on the Moskva River in 16 years.

Each vessel has a welded aluminium hull, an LOA of 21 metres, a beam of 6.2 metres, a draught of only 1.4 metres, a displacement of 40 tonnes, and capacity for 80 passengers plus two crewmembers. Seating is available for 42 passengers on each ferry, and the main cabins are also fitted with USB charging ports, wifi connectivity, tables, toilets, and space for bicycles and scooters. The cabin layout can be rearranged to allow the operator to adjust the distances between the seats and to install armrests of varying widths.

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An open upper deck is also accessible to passengers and is the only area on each ferry where smoking is allowed.

The ferries are all of modular construction with each ferry’s wheelhouse, main cabin, and other structural elements being built as complete, separate components. This enables the ferries to be easily dismantled for transport to anywhere in Russia by rail and then quickly re-assembled within seven days.

The ferries are also ice-capable. Recently completed operational trials on the Moskva showed that the vessels can also easily navigate under mild winter conditions with broken surface ice, though year-round operations are planned for the entire fleet.

The ferries are each fitted with 500kWh lithium iron phosphate battery packs that supply power to two 134kW motors. This configuration can deliver a maximum speed of 11.8 knots, a cruising speed of just under 10 knots, and a range of 150 kilometres.

Emperium said the transfer of rotation of electric motors to the propeller is carried out by direct drive. As a propulsion installation, a pulling rotary propeller-steering column with double screws is used. The installation of double pulling screws, with similar power, allows an operator to increase the efficiency of the propulsion system to deliver a slightly higher speed or to reduce energy consumption. This arrangement also provides the ferries with enhanced manoeuvrability necessary for navigating in close quarters.

The batteries themselves have projected service lives of 10 to 12 years and are fitted with safety features such as built-in fire extinguishers and gas vents. Quick-disconnect features allow the batteries to be easily removed for replacement or maintenance.

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Manufacturer stuns competitors with game-changing electric watercraft: 'Unleashes unprecedented performance'

T here's a lot of talk about the electric vehicle revolution, but land-based automobiles get most of the chatter. One company wants to change that with the release of a new electric wake boat .

Arc , an American electric boat company founded in 2021, has announced a new electric wake boat called the Arc Sport . According to the specs published by CleanTechnica, Arc Sport's lithium-ion battery can support about four to five hours of active usage per charge, and the boat can reach speeds of 40 miles per hour.

When it comes time to juice it up , you can do so from a standard wall outlet, a power station similar to what you'd use for an electric car , or even a DC fast charger.

The Arc Sport starts at $258,000 , as CleanTechnica reported while pointing out that the price range of new gas-powered wake boats is $70,000-$300,000.

Transportation — whether for necessity or pleasure — is a leading driver of planet-warming pollution, and the adoption of EVs is one way to tackle the problem.

It's not just land-based transportation that contributes to our overheating planet, however. According to Sierra , the use of jet skis and pleasure boats in the United States burns 1.4 billion gallons of gasoline annually. Combined with snowmobiles, dirt bikes, and ATVs, these "toys" account for 1.6% of annual gasoline consumption, the publication says .  

The Arc Sport isn't the first all-electric watercraft. The company previously released a limited-edition pleasure craft called the Arc One . Plus, BMW recently revealed its design for an electric boat that reduces energy use by 80% and appears to float above the water. Meanwhile, India has introduced electric ferries in one populous city.

Some commenters at CleanTechnica were apprehensive about Arc's claims, with one saying , "No it won't charge overnight even with an L2, much less an L1 [Level 2 or Level 1 charger]. These boats are designed to be inefficient using a lot of energy to make wakes/waves."

It appears that time will tell, but Arc CEO Mitch Lee told the publication , "The $3.7B wake sports industry is booming, but outdated. We wanted to accelerate the industry's adoption of more exciting and sustainable options to enjoy our water, and our team of aerospace engineers did just that." 

He added that the boat "unleashes unprecedented performance for the mass-market."

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Electric yachts, this new solar electric yacht with its own spa pool and theater awaits you.

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Renowned luxury yacht maker, Sunreef, released plans for a new 108-ft (33-m) solar-powered electric superyacht complete with its own pool spa and indoor theater. Did I mention it’s also fully autonomous?

Best known for its comfort, stunning beauty, ultra-luxurious accommodations, and high performance, Sunreef continues to push the boundaries with its luxury catamarans.

Sunreef is well known around the world for its luxury sailboats, power catamarans, and superyachts, with customers including Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal.

On Friday, the company revealed its latest superyacht, the 33M Sunreef Explorer Eco. Sunreef says the new model “rewrites the rules with bold architecture and a fresh approach to travel.” Perhaps most importantly, the 100-ft-long yacht travels silently without harmful fumes or vibrations.

Powered by two 400-kW electric motors, a 990-kWh battery pack system, and two 300-kW range extenders, the 33M Sunreef Explorer Eco “was designed to take you to the most remote cruise grounds in silence.” However, no specifics were mentioned on the range yet.


Made from aluminum and advanced composite materials, the electric yacht’s design maximizes the space for harnessing solar energy.

With included solar panels built into the hulls, superstructure, bimini roof, and entire full-beam bow terrace, the electric superyacht’s photovoltaic system can generate up to 50 kWp of clean solar energy.


The 33M Sunreef Explorer Eco enhances efficiency with energy-saving air conditioning and a smart energy recovery system. It also features a rainwater collection system, water-saving traps, watermakers, and an ultra-efficient boiler using heat recovery.

On the inside, you will be blown away by the vastness of the 535 m² of living space that can be customized to include a spa, a library, or a gym.


It also has space for ten guest rooms and seven crew members. The large main suite has an outdoor deck area, while the level below it features an outdoor pool, bar, and dining area.

This is luxury living at its finest with no emissions. What do you guys think? Are you ready for Sunreef’s new solar electric superyacht? Although the price is not yet listed, you can imagine how much it will cost for all of this.

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    ALVA Yachts, the German builder of luxury electric solar catamarans and sail boats, has announced it is currently building the world's first fuelless 90ft superyacht catamaran with wings, the OCEAN ECO 90 H2. The first superyacht catamaran to run without fossil fuels and producing zero emission, the OCEAN ECO 90 H2 is designed with luxury ...

  2. Electric yachts

    Being a multi-award winner, including the prestigious "Best of Boats Award" in the category of 'Best for Travel', she embodies solar electric yachting in its purest form. Available in a variety of deck and cabin options, the Silent 60 is ideally suited for families cruising with or without additional crew.

  3. This $500,000 electric yacht can cross oceans on just battery and solar

    Singapore-based Azura Marine unveiled a new $500,000 electric yacht that they claim can complete "non-stop ocean voyages powered only by sunlight.". The electrification of transport is slowly ...

  4. ® OFFICIAL Silent Yachts

    The Original Solar Yacht. As the original inventors of series produced solar-electric yachts, we pioneered this innovative approach. Our first model, the Silent 64, was launched to the market in 2016, several years before any other shipyard considered the possibility of going electric.

  5. Soel Senses 62

    PREMIUM COMFORT AT LOW COSTS . The very functional eco electric yacht gives its owner the ultimate freedom to go near and far at highest comfort while keeping the cost and emissions footprint at incredibly low levels. 42 state-of-the-art solar panels generate 18.5 kWp on the solar roof and let its user enjoy sustainable and luxurious yachting without any noise and high fuel bills.

  6. Dasher Electric

    In 2017, Dasher Concept launched as the world's first fully electric luxury yacht. The Dasher story started in 2016 in the wake of a Hinckley-sponsored technology summit to discuss the future of yachting. This gathering of futurists included entrepreneurial leaders, accomplished engineers, and known innovators from all over the world.

  7. Electric Yachts

    ZEN Yachts secures $5.9M in Series A alongside new orders for its solar electric catamaran. Scooter Doll Mar 1 2023 - 1:41 pm PT. Nascent solar electric catamaran manufacturer ZEN Yachts has ...

  8. The All-Electric Yacht Evolution

    In addition to emissions-free yachting, electric yachts deliver quiet, vibration-free rides that are easy to get used to. Courtesy Sunreef Yachts. Finally, there can also be the grin factor. "The Eelex 8000 can accelerate from 0 to 20 knots in 4.2 seconds," Wästberg says.

  9. Three new 2020/2021 models of solar electric catamarans

    Silent Yachts catamarans are self-sufficient with unlimited range without burning fuel. SILENT-YACHTS, is an Austrian company that produces oceangoing solar-electric production catamarans, has announced the expansion of its range. The shipyard is adding three new models: The Silent 44, Silent 60 and a tri-deck version of the flagship Silent 80.

  10. First voyage on the solar electric Silent 60 yacht Electrek

    According to Silent Yachts brand ambassador Kyle Miller, the combustion generator had not been turned on once since the vessel arrived in the US. The SILENT 60 electric yacht features a 17 kWp ...


    Our solar electric catamarans combine all the elements for a luxurious and environmentally conscious aquatic lifestyle. With zero CO2 or noise emissions on board, you can reconnect with your senses and fully enjoy the journey. electric models. The Soel Yachts portfolio offers solar electric catamarans for both private and commercial ...

  12. Electric catamaran

    6 Month. Electric catamaran 100% Solar Powered Unlimited Cruising Range Lifetime Maintenance-free Motors Carbonless Cruising | SILENT 80.

  13. Ocean Eco 60

    The perfect mid sized electric solar catamaran. The OCEAN ECO 60 is an innovation packed solar assisted electric long-range cruiser that will perfectly suit customers who like to cruise and explore while yachting.Designed with luxury, safety and cruising comfort in mind, it is an example of the latest technological developments in the field of self-sufficient yachts surpassing its competition ...

  14. BMW Just Unveiled Icon, Its New 43-Foot All-Electric Foiling Yacht

    BMW Just Unveiled a New 43-Foot All-Electric Foiling Yacht for Zero-Emission Cruising Christened the Icon, the zero-emission vessel can hit 30 knots at full tilt. Modified on May 19, 2023 ...

  15. Electric yacht comparison

    The OCEAN ECO 60 is a solar-powered electric long-range cruiser catamaran. The electric yacht's cutting-edge technology-focused design allows you to cruise indefinitely at a comfortable speed of 5 knots without relying on shore power, as the solar panels provide enough electricity for the electric motor.

  16. Best electric boats: A-Z of the top all-electric models

    Silent 28 Speed. Silent Yachts ' electric-powered Silent 28 Speed grabbed headlines at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival thanks to a claimed top speed of more than 60 knots and an impressive range of 70nm at 30 knots. The secret to its performance is a foil-assisted hull with unique surface-piercing propellers.

  17. Candela's All-Electric-Powered Hydrofoiling Passenger Ferry ...

    The all-electric-powered Candela P-12 ferry flies over the water on hydrofoils. Candela. I would never say "I told you so," but…now that Candela, the world's leading producer of all ...

  18. Sunreef shows off 80-foot solar electric yacht ahead of US debut

    Eco-responsible shipbuilder Sunreef Yachts had given the public its first glimpse of its new 80-foot solar electric yacht before it makes it US debut in Fort Lauderdale, Florida later this month ...

  19. Electric Yacht

    Price: $169.00-$184.50. Quick View. NOCO GENPRO10X3 12V 3-Bank, 30-Amp On-Board Battery Charger. Price: $324.95. Quick View. 2KW Prepared Kit. ... Electric Yacht Offers a complete package designed to make an electric repower as easy and straight forward as possible: uses state of the art permanent magnet ac (PMAC) motors and vector motor ...


    A series of three new electric monohull commuter ferries have already begun operational sailings on the Moskva River in the Russian capital Moscow. Built by Russian shipyard Emperium, sister vessels Sinichka, Filka, and Presnya - all named after rivers in Moscow - are being operated by the Moscow Department of Transport and Road Infrastructure Development […]

  21. Manufacturer stuns competitors with game-changing electric ...

    Arc, an American electric boat company founded in 2021, ... as CleanTechnica reported while pointing out that the price range of new gas-powered wake boats is $70,000-$300,000.

  22. Electric buses, electric boats and electric cars. How Moscow is

    Pioneering electric boats. Now eco-friendly transport runs not only along the city's streets, but also along its main waterway as Moscow is reviving scheduled river transport. This summer, the world's first-ever year-round electric vessels began sailing along the Moscow River; on June 20, the authorities launched the Kiyevsky — Heart of ...

  23. Renovated river stations and exciting routes: all about 2023 navigation

    One electric boat can carry out up to 50 passengers, including PRMs, with comfortable tables, LCD screens, bathrooms, Wi-Fi, USB ports, and places for bicycles or scooters. In addition, they are building infrastructure for future scheduled river transport, including 10 and 16-meter floating berths accommodating 40 to 80 people at a time in the ...

  24. This new solar electric yacht with a spa pool and theater awaits you

    Powered by two 400-kW electric motors, a 990-kWh battery pack system, and two 300-kW range extenders, the 33M Sunreef Explorer Eco "was designed to take you to the most remote cruise grounds in ...

  25. Boats for sale in Philippines

    Yacht prices in Philippines. Prices for yachts in Philippines start at $49,995 for the lowest priced boats, up to $7,900,000 for the most luxurious, opulent superyachts and megayachts, with an average overall yacht value of $714,500. When exploring what type of boat or yacht to buy on YachtWorld, remember to consider carefully a number of ...