BMW and Tyde launch electric luxury yacht

It is the second electric boat coming out of the collaboration between car and boat manufacturers. 'The Open' is set to become "the largest" climate-friendly hydrofoil luxury yacht, according to Tyde and BMW, and the spec may live up to the promise.

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The new yacht measures nearly 15 metres and utilises electric car components from BMW. Two electric motors power it with 100 kW each. A battery with a capacity of around 400 kWh is also on board.

Tyde estimates the range at a speed of 25 knots (46 km/h) at around 50 nautical miles (93 km). Deliveries of ‘The Open’ are scheduled to begin in autumn 2024.

Tyde is responsible for the design, development, production, and marketing, while BMW not only contributes e-mobility components but also helps with the design through its subsidiary Designworks.

This is the second project between the two companies. In May, they presented ‘The Icon’ with a length of 13.15 metres and a top speed of 30 knots (55 km/h). In this case, too, the companies relied on underwater hydrofoils. These help to reduce the vehicle’s energy requirements by up to 80 per cent, according to Tyde. 

“With ‘The Icon’, we have shown how elegant and luxurious sustainable mobility on water can be. The continuation of our cooperation with BMW is now fuelling our entry into another segment. The new model brings pioneering mobility to the day yacht segment,” says Christoph Ballin, co-founder and Managing Director of Tyde.

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Alex Braden
17.12.2023 um 20:19
I would be interested to receive more technical details and pricing. Will the Tyde include a small generator and/or solar panels to provide low level recharge or even ‘get you home’? I have a classic Wajer 37 and my regular cruising aro7nd the Eolian Islands would be within your projected range but for our occasional longer trips it would be challenging!

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