Q-Yachts has unveiled its new fully electric zero emission superyacht Q30. Totally silent and efficient for up to 8 passengers. For more information see the IDTechEx report on electric boats and ships.
Mr Janne Kjellman, the founder of Q-Yachts and a keen sailor, set out over a decade ago to develop a silent propulsion system for boats. The solution was found in new kind of electrical propulsion system—the Oceanvolt. During the past decade the Oceanvolt has been refined into a state of the art system for sailboats. Now the time has come to launch a 100% electric motor yacht — the Q-Yacht.
From hull to exteriors, to the spacious interiors and touch screen operations at the helm, the Q-Yacht has been developed with one thing in mind — to be able to enjoy the journey. The result is a hydrodynamically optimized efficient hull that produces minimal wakes, and a boat concept which is simple to operate. All this provides for one of the smoothest and most silent motor boats on the market.
"Typically, with conventional tenders there is the aspect of maintenance, but electric propulsion is almost maintenance free. It's a low voltage system, which means that the engine runs on low rpm and produces no noise as a result. The other thing, which makes this boat so silent, is because of the shaft which goes directly to the engine, so there is no gearbox." Q-Yachts sales director, Joakim Hilden told SuperyachtNews.
Source and images: Q-Yachts