Owning a superyacht is not all sipping Champagne while bobbing off the French Rivera. There are some very important issues which must be addressed, chief among them, finding an ego-friendly tender with enough power to make that next caviar run quick and efficient.
Rejoice, superyacht owners, your prayers have been answered! Goldfish Boat, a Norwegian manufacturer of premium hand-built open motorboats, successfully tested a 23-foot, full-electric yacht tender that reaches speeds in excess of 47 knots, a clip comparable to what a 200 horsepower gas motor produces.
The electric propulsion system, designed by ReGen Nautic in Florida, is fully automated and includes a 145 kW electric motor, HV switching box and display computer. Four Corvus Energy AT6500 modules power the motor which releases zero carbon emissions and is quiet enough to speak over the engine at full speed. Earlier this month, Goldfish’s engineers waterskied behind the eFusion for 30 minutes — a first for the electric boating industry.
Goldfish unveiled the boat at the Monaco Yacht Show (of course!) in late September. A rollout date for production eFusion models and pricing has not been released.