Frauscher shipyard presents new electric yacht
The Frauscher shipyard, which also produces yachts, has launched an electric version of its 740 Mirage Air. The yacht is powered by Torqeedo’s Deep Blue 100i and BMW i3 batteries.
The 740 Mirage Air is 7.47 meters long and was designed by the studio KISKA and Thomas Gerzer, among others, including Harry Miesbauer, an expert in hydrodynamics. The luxurious yacht also offers modern and user-friendly steering surfaces and displays, a large lying surface, an electric anchor winch and bow thruster for easy mooring.
The main propulsion is supplied by Torqeedo and consists of a 100 kW onboard engine and two lithium-ion batteries supplied by BMW. The technology of the accumulators corresponds to that of the i3 electric car. Managing partner Stefan Frauscher is convinced that the ship will open new possibilities in terms of electric water travel: “The powerful 100 kW propulsion system opens up completely new dimensions in electric mobility on the water.”
With a speed of 10 km/h, owners can glide silently over the water for more than 10 hours. At its top speed of almost 50 km/h, the Frauscher 740 Mirage Air has a range of 33 km. The built-in drive Deep Blue 100i 2400 was specially developed for fast gliding motorboats. The direct drive is not only very quiet, but also low-maintenance.