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Electric boats

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What is an electric boat?

An electric boat is a boat that is powered by an electric motor. There is one in the boat for thisbattery, which can be charged via a conventional socket using a charger. A modern electric boat (e-boat) or an electric yacht (e-yacht) combines the desire for speed and comfort, the ability to glide silently over the water without having to forego speed. This is good for the environment and has the further advantage that an e-boat can be driven on many bodies of water without a motorboat license.

The history of e-boats and e-yachts

The electric boat experienced its heyday at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. But then more and more combustion engines became established, before e-boats began to gain the upper hand again in around 2015. This is how people's environmental awareness is changing and the conservation of natural resources is becoming more important. Fossil fuels are disturbing the otherwise peaceful water - the smell of exhaust gases and the annoying noise of a combustion engine are something like a relic from ancient times.

Another reason for the end of the combustion engine in boats is the cost of fuel. Here, electric drives are significantly more cost-effective and require less maintenance. We find another reason in the use of solar cells on boats.

Solar cell boats – what is that?

Solar panel boats have become increasingly popular in recent years. Many e-boat manufacturers offer solar electric yachts. Here the solar e-boats only use the energy obtained from the sun. Such a solar e-boat also has a battery. However, it is not charged from a socket, but rather from solar cells that are installed directly on board the boat. This means that the battery can be recharged again and again even while driving, provided the sun is shining. Depending on the size of the area for the solar cells, the range of the e-boats and their performance differ. So while the battery of a conventional electric boat tends to empty more quickly, a solar cell can always provide new energy and thus significantly extend the distance traveled.

Batteries for the electric boat

The lithium-ion batteries ensure a reliable power supply in an e-boat. They store significantly more energy than other types of batteries, are resistant to high currents and do not lose capacity, deliver more cycles than lead-based batteries and are reliable companions even in the cold. The electric boats glide quietly and sustainably, without sacrificing speed and performance.

The advantages of an e-boat at a glance
  • Easy maneuvering. The boats' electric motors do not require idle speed, are powerful and easy to maneuver thanks to the continuously adjustable forward and reverse travel.

  • No noise. Just no noise. Just the sound of waves.

  • Easy charging. At any socket or as a solar e-boat using the sun.

  • No fuel costs. Refueling is something “out”.

  • No dirt. E-boats are clean, no petrol or oil leaks. Sustainable for the environment and good for people. On board, in the water and on land.

Electric luxury yachts – ultimate luxury at sea

In recent years, the yachting industry has been provided with various innovations in electric boats. These include advanced, electric sailing yachts and solar catamarans. Digital innovations such as the possibility of self-sufficient sailing are presented here to future-oriented sailors. However, this new form of sustainable offshore sailing is not entirely inexpensive; the e-yachts can cost a double-digit million amount, depending on the equipment.

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