The simplicity of a stylish electric tender
A beautifully simple and silent new electric tender, the Q30 has recently been unveiled by Finnish shipyard Q-Yachts, the “Tesla of the seas.”
Boasting zero emissions, the Q30 is a silent vessel, not only designed with fuel efficiency and the environment in mind but also designed as a simple yet stylish way to travel.
Q-Yachts wanted to deliver a vessel that would enable passengers to really enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the water without the noise and fumes associated with motorboats. With a cruising speed of 10 knots the Q30 is by no means a speed machine, however, the basic battery pack facilitates constant cruising for around five hours, which can be doubled with an additional battery pack.
Whilst typically modern motorboats are all about performance, horsepower and by association big noisy engines. The current battery technology doesn’t yet support ongoing performance at 50 knots, so the team at Q-Yachts have found a way of enjoying the maximum performance for as long as possible.
By creating the Q30 they’ve come up with a practical yet stylish tender similar to those built in the early 1900’s. Passengers can enjoy uninterrupted conversation, without having to shout over the engine, whilst the Q30 with her sleek lines, glides silently through the water, performing at a regular speed for longer.
Simplicity not only underpins the design but also the technology of the Q30. Q-Yachts’ sister company Oceanvolt created an electronic propulsion system for the Q30, which is virtually maintenance free and has a low voltage system, so the engine runs on low rpm, allowing it to run silently and because the shaft goes directly into the engine, there is no need for a gearbox.
Despite only recently launching the concept, Q-Yachts has three electrical Q30s under construction, two of which have already been sold.