New Yacht Tender Concept Unveiled

September 15, 2017

Yachting Journal

  • Photo courtesy of Avon Marine/Torqeedo
  • Photo courtesy of Avon Marine/Torqeedo
  • Photo courtesy of Avon Marine/Torqeedo

  • Photo courtesy of Avon Marine/Torqeedo

Zodiac Nautic Group, together with Torqeedo and Avon, has developed the eJET Concept, a 100% electric tender that offers important benefits to yacht owners: a single fuel type on board, no oil changes, increased reliability and reduced maintenance costs.

The eJET Concept performed strongly in testing both in performance and reliability, leading Avon and Torqeedo to further collaborate on a commercial range of eJETs that will be available for sale in 2019.
These tenders are equipped with advanced 80hp Deep Blue electric motor and the latest generation lithium battery from Torqeedo (32kWh, as used in the BMW i3). Based on early testing, the eJET will deliver a 90 minutes range in normal use. The tender achieves a max speed of 26 knots, thanks to its new hull technology.
The eJET products, including the Concept presented in Cannes, are fully connected and allow remote communication and diagnostics. The Zodiac Connected Boat device will also let users track their location in real time, save their trips, turn on the lights from a distance, control battery systems among other exciting features.
Avon eJETs feature carbon-textured hypalon fabric, exceptional upholstery by Serge Ferrari with a quilted finish hand-sewn in France, and leather-wrapped handles inspired by exclusive private aircraft.
For our eJET Concept, Torqeedo was a clear choice from the get go” claims Dominique Heber-Suffrin,President of Zodiac Nautic Group.
Dr. Christoph Ballin, Co-founder and CEO of Torqeedo adds: “Avon’s eJET tender marks the arrival of clean and quiet electric mobility in the luxury tender segment.”
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