Guide to Southampton Boat Show 2022 electric boat exhibitors

The Southampton Boat Show 2022 started late last week and carries on through to Sunday, September 25. Electric boats, motors and accessories are growing in importance at every boat show everywhere and the #SIBS2022 is no exception. Here’s the Plugboats look at some of the companies at this year’s event.

Southampton: September 17 – 25

The most notable aspect of the Southampton show in terms of electric boating is the range of sailing boat and yacht manufacturers who now have electric propulsion as an option or standard.

That doesn’t necessarily mean those companies will be showing their electric boats or electric boat options at Southampton, but it does mean that if you are attending the show, you can ask about them. Or you can click the Logo Tiles at the bottom of this article to visit their websites.


Spirit Yachts
Some of the most elegant boats on water are by Spirit Yachts, who were commissioned to design and build Geist, a 34 metre (111 ft) sailing superyacht launched in 2021 that was outfitted with Torqeedo’s 100,000th electric motor.

Geist won two Boat International Design and Innovation Awards and the same owner then asked Spirit co-founder Sean McMillan to work with BAR Technologies on an equally stunning  hydrofoil speedboat, the Electric Flyer.

Spirit is showing two new sailing yachts with electric motors at the Southampton show.

Spirit 44 electric sailboat

The 44ft (13.4m) Spirit 44CR has a lightweight (65kgs) Oceanvolt ServoProp15 sail drive with hydrogeneration and battery bank with 57.6kWh of capacity. The Spirit 30 has a Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 FP electric drive system powered by lithium ion batteries that can be recharged with hydrogeneration, shore power or shore power or through solar panels mounted over the cockpit cover. (Spirit 44CR photo: Richard Langdon)


Arcona Yachts

Also showing at Southampton is Sweden’s Arcona Yachts, who accomplished a first for series-produced sailing yachts earlier this year: an electric motor as standard, not an option. The Arcona 415 has a 15 kW electric propulsion system from Oceanvolt, using itsaward-winning ServoProp hydrogeneration capabilities and 19kWh battery pack.


X-Yachts

X-Yachts, one of Denmark’s best known sailing yacht manufacturers, launched their first electric propulsion model in in June, a 49 foot X4⁹E. It is also equipped with the Oceanvolt ServoProp and two 10kW electric saildrives that run on 48V.


Salona

Another sailboat manufacturer using the Oceanvolt system is Salona, who make electric propulsion available on a number of model. Their Salona 46 won the Best Green Boat Award about this time last year at the 2021 Newport International Boat Show.


Fountaine-Pajot

While Fountaine-Pajot does not have an electric sailboat in production yet, they are doing all the right research to prepare. Back in 2019 they were working with Volvo Penta on an electric saildrive fitted into their Lucia 40 sailing catamaran, and they also have been gathering research data on a hydrogen fuel cell onboard generator from EODev installed in a Samaran 59. The plan is that the Aura 51 will be the first model to be offered with electric propulsion.


HOP Yachts

Hop 30 catamaran sailing off the coast of CapetownComing all the way from Capetown, South Africa, to exhibit at the Southampton show is HOP Yachts with their new Hop 30 catamaran. The Hop 30 is designed with a single sail to make sailing as easy as can be for couples or families with young children perhaps not yet able to help out with a full rigging. The stability of a catamaran also adds to the friendly feel and there is no noise ever (other than the wind and waves) thanks to twin E-Propulsion Evo 6.0 pod drives with hydrogenation that are also solar panel ready.


Electric powerboats at Southampton 

On the power boat side of things, one of the fastest-growing boat brands in the world, Finland’s Axopar, will be exhibiting. Electric boat enthusiasts will want to find out more about their partnership with Evoy, announced at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the electric Axopar they had out on the Mediterranean waters.

Pixii electric boat with jet drivePixii is a home grown electric boat manufacturer from Mudeford – about 25 kilometres from the Show. This will give the locals a chance to check out the company’s SP800 flagship model, an aluminum hulled dayboat paired with electric jet drives, perfect for shallow waters. The drives have 120kW of power and the company estimates a range of about 30Nm at 20 knots.


Motors

Torqeedo will have a booth at the show, also Lynch, displaying the axial flux ‘pancake’ motors. Thse two long time electric boat moto companies will be joined by a new distributor of Bellmarine products – Engines Plus.

Engines Plus has more than 10 years of experience in marine propulsion and diesel generators. Working with MIT driveline specialists, they will be showcasing a technology that combines Engines Plus marine generators with Bellmarine electric motors in a range of series hybrid solutions.

Aerial Photo of Southampton Boat Show: Milan Drahonovsky MEDIA4MARINE.COM


Directory of Electric Boat Exhibitors at Southampton Boat Show 2022

Click any tile for company information and links.

Photo of Arcona Yachts Arcona Yachts

The Arcona 415 is one of the first series produced sailing yachts with electric propulsion as standard.

Electric propulsion is already available across all the Arcona fleet as an upgrade option and Arcona Yachts is proud to have the largest fleet of electric ‘zero emissions’ yachts on the water, the first being the Arcona 380Z launched in 2015.

Photo of Axopar Axopar

Axopar has joined forces with Evoy motors to produce Evoy electric version of their Axopar 25. Jan-Erik Viitala, Founding Partner of Axopar, says “Our partnership with Evoy is a perfect example of two great companies, on a joint mission, to expand the boating community and offer new ways of mobility for the future.”

Photo of Engines Plus Engines Plus

UK and Eire distributors for Sole Diesel, Engines Plus, discovered that Sole was using Bellmarine and Transfluid electric propulsion, which ignited the idea of how this technology could be combined with Engines Plus marine generators to deliver an OEM range of series hybrid solutions.

A new route to market

As a partner and official reseller of Bellmarine, MIT had an established supply route to market for commercial vessels and saw the opportunity for a partnership with Engines Plus to serve the leisure marine sector. Similarly, Engines Plus had identified this development in technology and growth in the electric market. With their extensive knowledge of the leisure market, a partnership with MIT was formed.

Photo of Excess Catamarans Excess Catamarans

Excess introduces at the Cannes Yachting Festival the first hybrid Excess 15 equipped with Torqeedo’s flagship Deep Blue Hybrid system. With such an innovative project managed through the “Excess Lab”, Excess is taking a distinctive first step within the catamaran market towards more sustainability.

Photo of Fischer Panda Electric Drive Systems Fischer Panda Electric Drive Systems
fischerpanda.com +49 5254 9202 350

Fischer-Panada electric boat propulsion systems

Fischer Panda has manufactured electric and hybrid drive systems for houseboats, motor boats and yachts for more than 15 years now.

Electric drives from Fischer Panda are perfect for cruising on waters where conventional combustion engines are not permitted, both for monohull and multihull boats with one or two drives.

What we offer:

  • Complete system from a single source
  • Silent and vibration-free cruising
  • Up to 100 % emission-free
  • Sufficient power on board at all times
  • Efficient Motor
  • Unique manoeuvrability
  • Professional 24 h customer support
  • Extremely low cruising costs

Germany

Photo of flite flite
fliteboard.com +61 1300 003 5483

The Fliteboard™ eFoil gives the sensation of flying over water. Fliteboard carves like a snowboard in fresh powder, but with the freedom to ride anywhere, anytime, without wind or waves. It’s fast, quiet, and emission free.

Photo of Fountaine-Pajot Fountaine-Pajot

Fountaine Pajot is working on the deployment of electric motors for its sailing catamarans. This project should see the light of day in 2022 with the installation of electric motors on the Aura 51, the new 51-foot catamaran designed by Fountaine Pajot.

Photo of Garmin Garmin

The Garmin Force trolling motor has the power to move you from spot to spot more quickly and stand up better to winds and currents — and it’s still whisper quiet. The high-efficiency brushless motor operates at either 36 V or 24 V. When running at 24 V, it delivers comparable thrust to our competitors’ 36-V motors.

Photo of HOP Yacht HOP Yacht

Apart from unplugging the shore power cable, there’s very little else you need to do before setting sail. Our new HopYacht 30 catamaran makes sailing more relaxed, by simplifying the things that make traditional yachts feel like hard work.​

Equipped with electric sail drives not only eliminates fossil fuel pollution, there’s also no noise pollution. The motors are whisper quiet and re-charged by solar panels on the cabin top, plus hydro-generation whilst under sail. HopYacht is truly eco-sensitive.

Photo of Lynch Motors Lynch Motors
lynchmotors.co.uk +44 (0) 1404 892940

Established in 1990, we are innovators and leaders in the design and manufacturing of highly efficient and reliable electric motors suitable for marine, vehicle, robotic, industrial, hybrid and traction industry.

Photo of Marine Energy Systems Marine Energy Systems

Marine Energy Systems are the approved UK systems and generator distributor for WhisperPower.

About WhisperPower

At WhisperPower we are driven by a distinctive challenge: our products like OctoPower & Generators are only seen as perfect when you can neither see nor hear them.

 

 

Photo of Marlec Renewable Power Marlec Renewable Power

Marlec is the longest standing micro wind turbine manufacturer in the world. Our first Rutland Windcharger was installed in 1978 and we were soon exporting around the globe.

We incorporated solar panels into our customer offer just a few years later and we now offer leading brands of photovoltaic panels as well as our own SpectraSolar label.

We have an unrivalled experience in small scale off grid energy and our team are experts at designing and specifying systems from simple leisure battery charging uses to complex and critical applications for professional equipment.

Photo of MIT Group (Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd) MIT Group (Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd)
mitgroup.co.uk 03303 830333

Marine Electric Propulsion povided by MIT GroupMIT Group – Marine & Industrial Transmissions Ltd:

A greener solution to diesel power.
Are you looking for an emission-free quiet propulsion solution? We have the answer. Save time and your impact on the environment with our marine electric propulsion solutions from Bellmarine.

Bellmarine offers a range of turnkey electric propulsion systems for both leisure and commercial vessels operating 2-55kW motor level and up to 130kW at a system level.

Environmentally friendly propulsion.
We have a range of electric outboards, electric inbounds, electric motors and hybrid drive systems that can be fitted to new vessels and as a retrofit package. The Bellmarine motors deliver high torque and are very quiet in operation. Each of the Bellmarine products come in an air-cooled or water-cooled variant to cater for all duty cycles, light to heavy.

Location: Kent, East Yorkshire and Southampton, U.K.

Photo of Nestaway Boats Nestaway Boats
nestawayboats.com 0800 9992535

Electric motor and Boat brands at Nestaway Boat UK

Electric Outboards
Nestaway Boats is the UK’s leading retailer for the biggest brands, Torqeedo and Epropulsion (for the last three years running). We have unmatched experience in helping you find the best motor for your requirements… and are competitive on price too.

You’ll find also the World’s leading collection of Folding, Inflatable & Sectional Dinghies, Canoes, Kayaks and Ultralight SUPs

Nestaway Boats is often referred to as “The Portable Boat Specialist”, with an unmatched level of knowledge and expertise in the selection and sale of practical and lightweight boats that are easy to use.

Photo of Pixii Pixii
pixii.co.uk +44 (0) 1202 377277

Navigating tomorrow’s waters
We make electric boats from recyclable materials. Because long-term sustainability is the future of boating.

Dorset, UK

Photo of Power-Store Power-Store
power-store.com 01392 301718

Today’s boats and recreational vehicles have an ever increasing demand for electrical power. A quality electrical system is required to ensure reliability, efficiency and safety in even the most remote locations.

Power-Store is owned by Merlin Equipment Ltd. Merlin were the pioneers of modern electrical systems, being among the first to introduce revolutionary products like inverters, high output alternators, battery monitors and AGM batteries to the UK market. Today, Merlin provides the power systems to many of the UK emergency services vehicle fleets. Our own-manufactured power management products are also standard fit on military vehicles including the US Abrams main battle-tank.

Unlike most online stores, power-store allows access to high quality products that are proven in critical-use applications. We don’t just “pile high and sell cheap” – Our products and customers are fully supported by experienced engineers – the same ones who provide support to ambulance fleets and armies. When your safety and enjoyment is reliant on your electrics – who else can do it better than those already entrusted with some of the UK’s most vital assets?

Photo of REMIGO REMIGO
remigo.eu +38641769489

Remigo electric outboard motor

Probably the last small outboard you will ever buy.

Superb product is sophisticated on the inside yet simple and intuitive.

We talked to yachtsmen. We observed boaters. We carefully listened to sailors. And their crews. A good outboard motor should support our endeavours and not interfere with them!

Introducing Remigo, world’s first fully integrated electric outboard.

Powerful as 3HP gasoline
Reliable range – up to 14NM at half speed – 3 knots
Maximum speed at around 5 knots

Slovenia

Photo of RS Electric Boats RS Electric Boats
rselectricboats.com 44 (0) 1794 526760

RS Electric Boats Pulse 63

RS PULSE 63
WORLD’S FIRST RIB WITH A FULLY INTEGRATED ELECTRIC DRIVE

25 YEARS EXPERTISE
RS Electric Boats is the sister company of RS Sailing, which has been designing and building award-winning boats for over 25 years. Everyone involved is passionate about getting out on the water and this enthusiasm, combined with creative design skills and extensive boat building knowledge, creates the perfect blend of transferable skills to develop high quality RS Electric Boats.

SUSTAINABILITY: PROTECTING OUR OCEANS
It’s hard not to notice our planet’s declining health and, in particular, our oceans. The team here at RS care deeply about protecting the world’s waterways so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy them. We’re conscious that as a marine business, we have a duty to do everything that we can to prevent further damage to the natural playgrounds that we love so much, and this has been a huge driving force behind the development of RS Electric Boats.

OUR MISSION
“We want to inspire people to enjoy being on the water – for work or play – in a way that doesn’t cause harm to our planet.”   Jon Partridge, CEO – RS Commercial

OUR VALUES
“Our experienced design team is dedicated to developing new and innovative electric boats that help people and businesses get out on the water in an enjoyable, productive and sustainable way.”     Alex Newton-Southon, CEO – RS Design & Technologies

Location: Romsey,  England

Photo of Salona Yachts UK Salona Yachts UK

The Salona S46 is the first boat in the Salona range to feature the Oceanvolt clean electric propulsion system.

The Salona S46 combines the best technology, design, quality, and comfort with absolutely stunning looks, making her an inevitable partner in discovering the divine blue horizons. More than a thousand years of shipbuilding experience, knowledge and passion, passed from generation to generation, is incorporated in our brand. Strong and light structure, which is a consequence of the advanced building techniques, such as vacuum infusion of the hulls and decks, results in surpassing sailing performance.

Photo of Solar Technology International Solar Technology International

Energised by the sun!

Driven by a passion for the sun’s renewable energy, we are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to extend the usage of ‘off grid’ solar solutions to power our everyday lives.

Our focus on research and development means we blaze a trail for the versatility of solar lighting and power solutions and we are first to market with many of our products.

Plus, our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation has earned us coveted brand leadership positions in a number of key markets including leisure (caravan, motorhome, camping, glamping and marine), farming and equestrian.

Photo of Spirit Yachts Spirit Yachts

Spirit Yachts is the world leader in modern classic yacht design and build. Based in Suffolk on the east coast of the UK, Spirit Yachts has a portfolio of customised, wooden sail and power yachts ranging from day sailors to superyachts.

Spirit Yachts displayed two electric drive sailing yachts at this year’s Southampton Boat Show as part of Spirit Yachts’ drive to lower the carbon footprint of its yachts: a new Spirit 44CR (cruiser racer) and a Spirit 30.

Photo of Super-B Lithium Batteries Super-B Lithium Batteries

Super B high-end Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) are developed and manufactured to outperform lead-acid batteries on the road, on the water or off-the-grid. Our lithium batteries offer a tremendous amount of energy in a small, lightweight and maintenance-free box that’s robust, safe and reliable.

Photo of TEMO TEMO
temofrance.com +33(0)9 70 70 38 80

TEMO electric boat motors

TEMO is a French brand of electric boat motors.

The company became known in 2019 thanks to a very innovative first model, the TEMO·450. Revolutionary in the nautical industry thanks to its light weight (5Kg), its unique tubular shape (integrated battery) and its telescopic ergonomics, it is inspired by urban mobility and propels all light leisure craft (tenders, boats, dinghies ).

Building on its commercial success, TEMO is now accelerating its development with the expansion of its range of motors (1000W, 3KW, 5KW) for all sailboats. Produced in France, in the Pays de la Loire and with a quality approach, TEMO engines actively participate in the decarbonization and revitalization of boating.

TEMO is an innovative brand, supported by an ambitious team, serving water and ready to take on many challenges! So that boating remains a pleasure: liberating and lasting! 🛶⛵️🌊”

Vannes, France

Photo of Torqeedo Torqeedo
torqeedo.com +49 (0) 8153 / 9215-100

Torqeedo electric boat motorsElectric drives for sailors
Torqeedo offers electric drives for sailboats from dinghies to yachts up to 120 feet: compact and powerful outboards, light and space-saving pod drives, one of the most powerful electric saildrives on the market, and the world’s first fully integrated hybrid propulsion and energy management system from industrial production.

Electric drives for motorboats
Enjoy a clean and quiet life on the water. Outboards from our Travel and Cruise series offer up to 20 horsepower of lightweight and emission-free fun. Need more power? Deep Blue, the first industrially produced, high-performance electric drive system for motorboats is available as outboard and inboard systems up to 100 kW.

Electric motors for kayaks
The ideal kayak fishing motor is quiet, lightweight, efficient and durable. Your Ultralight will take you to remote fishing grounds and allows easy, hands-free manoeuvring. On touring kayaks and canoes, the Ultralight serves as a compact range extender for extended tours and expeditions.

Electric boat drives for professionals
Reliability, efficiency and safety are critical when choosing propulsion for a commercial vessel – as are low and predictable fuel and maintenance costs. Torqeedo offers fully integrated, standards-compliant, high-tech drive systems at a competitive total cost of ownership.

Germany

Photo of Transfluid-Bellmarine Transfluid-Bellmarine
bellmarine.tech +31(0)85 4868530

Bellmarine electric boat motorsBellmarine is a Dutch brand and historical leader in electric marine propulsion and more besides; With a concentration on the European market with over 4000 systems installed in various types of applications.

Transfluid S.p.A.,  an Italian  company, has been manufacturing power transmission  products  for over 60 years and is well established in the market thanks to its organisation of subsidiaries and distributors around the world. Transfluid has developed a complete range of hybrid propulsion systems and produces permanent magnet electric machinery.

Established in 2018, the new company Transfluid North Europe B.V.  combines the experience and knowledge of the two companies; both share a vision orientated towards the future with environmentally friendly propulsion, for marine and industrial applications, the natural evolution of their technologies.

The merger between the two companies now enables proposal of electrical and hybrid solutions suitable for any type of boat or industrial vehicle, covering a unique range of powers worldwide.

Netherlands

Photo of UltraMAX Batteries UltraMAX Batteries

Ultramax Batteries Limited is a subsidiary of Baruch Enterprises Ltd. The company manufactures and distributes over 150m battery cells a year.

Ulltramax Batteries Limited is based in London (UK) where it fully owns and operates 2.3 acres of office, warehousing and factory space.The company owns and operates two production facilities in London and the Far East . UltraMax’s production facility in the Far-East exclusively focuses on the manufacture of custom Lithium ion and Lithium Phosphate battery packs for OEM manufacturers. Company operates two factories in china and in UK employing several R&D engineers.

More detailed information on any product can be obtained on request. Our technical sales department will always give unbiased advice on the battery most suitable for a particular requirement or any other product we manufacture.

Photo of Vetus Vetus
vetus.com +31(0)884 884 700

ELECTRIC PROPULSION
Peace and quiet on the water with only the sound of the waves. With the new E-LINE from VETUS you can enjoy nature at its best.  Think of the noise level of a sailing boat with the manoeuvrability of a motorboat.

The E-LINE from VETUS is compact, complete, highly efficient, plug & play and suitable for both new builds and re-powering. The E-LINE drive works with the V-CAN bus system and meets all current and future emission requirements.

Netherlands

Photo of WhisperPower WhisperPower
whisperpower.com +31 (0) 512 571 550

A well performing energysystem is an absolute must in a pleasure yachts. A wide variety of products and systems can be supplied from stock including sine wave inverters, battery chargers and long life batteries.  WhisperPower’s sister company Hybrid Power Systems BV is the premium company to offer combined hybrid propulsion systems from 25 kW – 250 kW.

Netherlands

Photo of X-Yachts X-Yachts

A new range of electric powered sailboats is a natural step for X-Yachts in order to support a greener future. Based on our path of 42 years of innovative yachts and heritage, combined with Danish green and sustainable energy.

Every X-Yacht is designed with performance in mind – and the X4⁹E is no exception. The X4⁹E is the first X-Yacht built as a hybrid-powered yacht. It is fitted with 2 x 10 kW electric saildrives, a 28,8 kWh Lithium battery bank and an onboard DC generator with a capacity of 11 kW.

The hybrid concept is chosen to make long-distance crossings possible without worrying about distance limitations. A pure electric solution is also available if limited distance under engine can be accepted.

Photo of Zodiac-Nautic Zodiac-Nautic

Zodiac Nautic e-Open electric powered RIBBreathe…
Now imagine the pleasure of a family trip to a remote cove, the intense sensations of water skiing, the thrill of diving with friends, the joy of fishing… All those pleasures are yours with a Zodiac boat!

We share your pleasure and passion
for navigation and exploration. With a Zodiac boat you have a steadfast companion by your side while navigating seas all around the world. We will be there to escort you safely, whether you are an expert captain or if it’s your first time on the water.

Present in more than 50 countries around the world,
Zodiac Nautic and its 1,600 dealers will put their expertise at your service. Join the Zodiac Nautic community, a brand that has already impressed more than a million customers.

 


 

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