Torqeedo is displaying their 100 kW electric inboard drive at the Cannes Festival this year while also demonstrating the capabilities of that and other motors in their Deep Blue model line.
The Deep Blue100i 2500 was designed and built for fast planing electric motorboats with a direct-drive delivering performance at all speeds, but especially at the high end, where it achieves a torgue of 424 Nm with 2,700 RPM.
Electric inboard for planing, displacement boats
Another model in the Deep Blue line – the Deep Blue 100i 900 – is suitable for yachts up to 120 feet long, displacement boats and commercial vessels. This robust direct-drive motor delivers the low rotational speeds (900 rpm) necessary to efficiently power displacement hulls with a torque of 1060 Nm.
The elegant and dramatic electric Mirage 740 Air from Frauscher Boats is powered by the high torque 100i 2500 and will be on display for the first time at Cannes. The 8-metre (26 ft) daycruiser can hit a speed just shy of 50 kmh / 30mph with a range at that speed of 33km. But it is also meant for silent luxurious cruising time on the water with seats and benches that transform the boat’s cockpit and lounge space to a large bathing platform and sundeck.
Torqeedo-powered boats at Cannes
Other boats powered by Torqeedo at Cannes this year include:
- Nimbus Boats all-electric 305 Drophead, driven by the Deep Blue 50i. The 10-meter weekend cruiser features Nimbus’ ultra-efficient Smart Speed concept hull and a stylistically pure Scandinavian design. The 305 has two very comfortable cabins; the “owners cabin” and a side cabin, sharing the head and shower.
- Zodiac will display their electric RIB lineup at CYF22. The eOPEN models are powered by Cruise motors and Power batteries. The 3.4-meter eOPEN has a ten-hour range at 5 knots and serves as the perfect tender or exploration platform for a zero-impact day on the water.
- The Orphie 29 is an ultra-efficient trimaran with plenty of space for everyone to enjoy. Built for Deep Blue 100% electric propulsion, the Orphie 29 delivers a pleasant cruising speed of 8-12 knots. In addition, the ability to reach 17-20 knots in a short period of time makes the boat fun and very reassuring in heavy seas.
- Whisper-Yachts offers a range of solar-electric motor-yachts from 40 ft to 60ft which combines autonomy (unlimited at 5-6kn), performance (top speed of 18kn) and luxury outfitting. Naval architecture and design were done by the renowned studio Berret-Racoupeau Yacht Design with propulsion by Torqeedo. An immersive virtual tour of the solar-electric Whisper 50 can be viewed at stand QML195.
Tommi Salonen, senior vice president sales for Torqeedo, said “From large yachts to tenders and sailboats, Torqeedo continues to drive e-mobility on the water. Cannes is the perfect venue for exploring the available options, whether you’re purchasing a new boat or considering a refit.”