Pods are a relatively new power system—the first Volvo Penta IPS was introduced in 2005—that eliminates the need for shafts, struts, and rudders. Instead of using traditional running gear to transfer the engine’s power into thrust, a “pod,” consisting of the transmission, outdrive, and propeller(s), is mounted right through the bottom of the boat.
The pod itself articulates to direct propeller thrust, so no rudders are needed. And the part of the pod below the waterline is designed to shear free of the engine without leaving a hole in the boat, in the case of a catastrophic grounding.
Today, a Pod drive system is no longer the exclusivity of the large yacht and brings the opportunity of this efficient and space-saving propulsion to small boats up to 1.5 tonnes for the first time.
An electric motor for small vessels up to 1.5 tons. The Pod Drive 1.0 from ePropulsion has the following advantages:
The ePropulsion Pod Drive 1.0 (3hp) is electric motor that is ideal for, light yachts and motor launches.
It is controlled via a remote Bluetooth throttle flat-mounted or with a bulkhead version available ordered separately
Supplied with the Electric Pod Drive 1.0
NOTE: The Pod Drive 1.0 requires a Spirit 1.0 Classic battery, Spirit 1.0 Classic Battery Charger and Spirit Remote Control (Sold separately).