Electric sports boat with Porsche drive
Porsche is developing an exclusive electric sports boat together with the Austrian Frauscher boatyard. For the 8.67-metre-long electric boat based on the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air, Porsche is contributing drive technology from the Premium Platform Electric (PPE), on which the Macan will also be based as the first Porsche model.
This includes, among other things, the high-voltage battery with a total capacity of around 100 kWh, a latest-generation permanently excited synchronous electric machine (PSM) and the associated power electronics. Thanks to 800-volt technology, the electric boat can be charged at DC fast-charging stations. Porsche has mentioned up to 270 kW charging power for the Macan electric, but no concrete values are given yet for the eFantom. Just so much: AC charging (at the car’s own dock) is also possible.
“We stand for state-of-the-art, high-performance and sustainable luxury – and we are redefining this concept,” says Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Board Member for Finance and IT at Porsche AG. “Our goal is to inspire our customers and make their dreams come true. The Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air, like our sports cars, offers exceptional performance and luxury experiences.”
“Electric drives are also increasingly important in our industry as well. On the one hand, they are increasingly enjoying more social acceptance, and on the other our customers are very happy about the advantages of electromobility, namely that it’s quiet, odourless and reliable,” says Stefan Frauscher, Managing Director of Marketing & Sales, Frauscher Bootswerft.
The yacht is being built at the Frauscher boatyard in Ohlsdorf, Austria. Frauscher will also take care of all sales logistics and after-sales management. Delivery of a First Edition of the electric boat of 25 units is scheduled to begin in 2024. Prices are not yet mentioned, but the eFantom is supposed to be suitable for rough water, i.e. it will not only be able to travel in inland waters, but also in the sea. Porsche is currently examining other applications for its drive train in other boat sizes.