The 150-horsepower electric outboard will push this boat to 40 knots

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Hydrolift E-22

Norwegian triangle for the boat with electric outboard motor. Evoy, Hydrolift and Kruser Norway are aiming for a 6.8-meter boat.

At 40 knots with a 150-horsepower electric outboard? That’s the challenge of Evoy, a Norwegian company that is betting big on electric mobility at sea. Evoy’s 150-horsepower electric outboard will be installed on the E-22 built by Hydrolift. This boat will then be used by Kruser Norway, an electric boat sharing company.

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Hydrolift E-22: a boat for the electric outboard

The partnership between Evoy and Kruser Norway has been going on since September 2020 and was aimed from the start at creating a boat with hull lines designed specifically for a 150-horsepower electric outboard. The shipyard now wonders if it will be the boat with the fastest electric outboard in the world. To know, we will have to wait for the water tests of E22, which will touch the sea in spring 2021.

The builder is Hydrolift, which decided to convert its X-22, a bestseller in the shipyard’s X-Series range, into an electric boat.

Hydrolift E-22: the performance

The Hydrolift E-22 is based on the bestselling X-22 and will have a maximum speed of about 40 knots. The hull was modified to better accommodate the characteristics of electric propulsion. According to preliminary data available, at a cruising speed of 23 knots there will be one hour of range. At 5 knots, the range hours become seven.

Hydrolift E-22 considerations

A fast boat, even for a limited period of time, is an important first milestone. At this time it is not yet conceivable to compare this performance with that of a heat engine. This type of boat is therefore suitable for short trips below the coast or for short trips. Created through a partnership between a boat-sharing company, combined with the engine manufacturer and the boat-building yard, this boat clearly focuses on the sharing economy rather than direct yard-buyer.

The boat may be purchased, but the price for now is definitely high. According to reports in the Norwegian magazine Bat Magasinet, the shipbuilder Hydrolift has listed it at around NOK 1.6 million (Norwegian kroner), or more than 150,000 euros.

After all, to amortize the higher initial cost of electric propulsion, commercial use of the boat is already a popular solution even here in Italy, for example with some cab boats.

One must, however, keep in mind that boat sharing is also becoming increasingly popular, that is, the possibility of using a boat by paying a fee, without “charging” the initial purchase cost. Another solution is long-term rentals such as what 12 Mile is proposing(read the article here). Will this be the future of boating?

Tell us what you think below or at info@barcheamotore.com

Gregorio Ferrari

Hydrolift X-22 data sheet

  • LOA: 6.68 m
  • B.max: 2.30 m
  • Hull: 24 degree, two-step technology
  • Weight: 1500 kg
  • Engine: Evoy 150 hk El-motor
  • Battery: 65 kWh
  • Material: GRP sandwich
  • Seating capacity: 6 people
  • Max speed: 40 knots*
  • Range: 5 knots approx. 7 hours* – 23 knots approx. 1 hour* *Estimated numbers

 


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