The Passenger boat powered by Transfluid’s parallel Hybrid System, 28 meters long and 5 meters wide, can carry 100 passengers and it’s working since 5 years in the river Oise, north of Paris The idea of the End User was to give passengers a new way of sailing, putting together comfort and environment protection.
The Boat is able to navigate silently in electric mode and if needed or permitted, in Diesel mode. It’s a true redundant propulsion System, which is good for safety. having two parallel power sources, it gives twice as long as the range it was with the Diesel or the electric motor only. When it’s sailing in Diesel mode, the battery can be recharged, thus extending the range in electric mode cruising.
This success allows us to look positively to the future, regarding the development of innovative propulsion systems and the requirements of tourism market, which is increasingly conscious about environmental friendly and comfortable solutions.
The Transfluid’s Hybrid System installed on this specific boat, is the HM2000-75, with 75 kW rated electric motor, fed by 300 Vdc battery bank. The bidirectional frequency drive enables the use of the electric machine both as a motor and as a generator. A Translfuid’s Revermatic marine gear is fitted on the hybrid system and this, together with the power shift technology installed, makes the installation even smoother.
RÖRÖ, SWEDEN (JANUARY 29, 2020)
Torqeedo has provided a battery-electric propulsion system for a new dual-mode boat recently launched by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society.
The new boat is the first-ever in the Sea Rescue Society’s fleet to have parallel diesel and electric motors. The primary powertrain is twin 650 horsepower Scania diesels with water jets. The electric drive system consists of dual Torqeedo Deep Blue 50KW electric motors for a combined 160 horsepower-equivalent with two 10 kWh Deep Blue lithium batteries. The vessel can operate silently and emission-free up to 1.5 hours between recharges at a search speed of 6 knots.
“We use the electric mode when entering and leaving port through Sweden’s environmentally sensitive waterways,” said Lars Samuelsson, head of the Maritime Department. “The crew uses the diesels for high-speed runs out to the rescue location, then switches back to electric for search and rescue operations. It is crucially important to go quietly on the job since even the smallest sound can hinder the search for a missing person in the water.”
The 14-metre (46-ft) composite vessel, christened Rescue Mercedes Eliasson Sanne, carries a crew of three or four people for rescue missions. It operates out of the Rörö rescue station in Gothenburg’s northern archipelago. Its hullform is a development of the society’s former Victoria class and has many features in common with the nearly 40 boats built in this class since 1997 but has been extended by about two meters for a more stable ride in the sea.
The Swedish Sea Rescue Society is a non-profit association that saves lives at sea without any government support. There are 2,200 volunteer seafarers along the Swedish coast and in the largest lakes, ready to take off in all kinds of weather, all year round. The Society also works to prevent accidents at sea and to spread information and knowledge about maritime safety.
“We believe this new dual-mode boat will set a new standard for sustainable search and rescue boat designs internationally,” said Dr. Christoph Ballin, CEO of Torqeedo. “It just makes good sense, not only for preserving the environment, but also reducing operating expenses and improving operational capabilities for the search and rescue boats.”
At the third edition of Electric Days in Starnberg Torqeedo presented the future of electric boating.
Clean and quiet, electric boats are known as a great way to relax on the water, giving boaters a chance to breathe easily. Now, they also have the power to take your breath away.
Torqeedo recently welcomed international guests, journalists, partners and the general public to the third edition of their signature electric boating test event known as Electric Days. Attendees were invited to experience electrically powered sail and motorboats ranging in power from 1 to 100 kW and joined Torqeedo’s CEO and co-founder, Dr. Christoph Ballin, on a personally led, behind-the-scenes company tour. 14 electric and hybrid boats from 11 boat manufacturers were on display at the event held at the Munich Yacht Club.
NEW GENERATION OF BATTERY-POWERED BOATS ON VIEW
BMW provided a fleet of BMW i3 electric cars and drivers for transportation during Electric Days, allowing attendees to experience electric mobility on land as well as water. The i3 shuttles provided an opportunity to discuss the ongoing technology transfers between the automotive and marine industries with respect to e-mobility, and reduced the event’s overall carbon footprint.
LAKE STARNBERG – THE BIRTHPLACE OF TORQEEDO
Lake Starnberg, a pristine Alpine lake a mere 25 km train ride from the center of Munich, was the birthplace of Torqeedo. Licenses to operate combustion-powered boats on Lake Starnberg are strictly limited in order to preserve and protect this important natural resource and drinking water supply, Germany’s fifth-largest lake. Torqeedo has relocated to a high-tech industrial park several kilometers away but as the manufacturer’s “home lake”, Lake Starnberg was the ideal venue to welcome visitors from around the world who came to learn more about the innovative company and its products.
Renowned luxury yacht builder Frauscher Boats let attendees have a sneak-peek at the Frauscher 740 Mirage Air, which will be the first boat powered by Torqeedo’s brand-new Deep Blue 100i. This 2,400 rpm, 100 kW inboard electric drive system boasting two 40 kWh lithium batteries featuring technology by BMW is specifically designed to suit the requirements of fast planing motorboats.
IMPRESSIVE RANGE OF PRODUCTS
Rounding out the powerboat offerings, two electric speedboats by Designboot, the Tender 06 and the Tender 08, proved crowd favorites with their lightning-quick acceleration, as was the 7EVEN by Bootswerft Glas. At Electric Days a generous Frauscher owner welcomed guests onboard his 650 Alassio with Deep Blue 50i, serving as a compelling first-hand resource and client reference for those attendees considering electric boating for the first time.
Attendees also toured Torqeedo’s Nimbus 365, the test platform for the company’s high-tech Deep Blue Hybrid system that offers clean propulsion and complete onboard energy management. Deep Blue Hybrid collects renewable energy from the wind and sun, stores it in high-capacity lithium batteries, and makes it available for propulsion or for hotel loads like air con, water making and cooking. This drastically reduces generator runtime and its associated noise, smell and vibration, making the owner’s life onboard more luxurious, peaceful and relaxing.
FROM ROWING CLUBS TO HARBOR WORK
Practical alternatives for commercial clients who want to reduce their carbon footprint and protect sensitive areas were also demonstrated, including a VSR RIB with Cruise 10.0 custom-tailored for use as a coach boat for sailing clubs and a heavy-duty, Deep Blue outboard-powered ZenPro 580 RIB for harbor and marina support built by the electric workboat experts at Naviwatt.
Sailboats included the new Bente 24 from a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded startup brand that aims to bring sailing into the future with revolutionary design and functionality. The Domani S30, recently nominated as European Yacht of the Year, motored cleanly away from the docks powered by a Cruise fixed pod motor and lithium batteries, as did the traditionalists’ favorite, the 45ER Nationaler Kreuzer by Bootswerft Glas.
The Rand Picnic Boat with Cruise 10, a popular rental boat for use in urban waters around the world, proved its credentials as an enjoyable, easy-to-drive platform for spending time with family and friends on the water. Litore One, a small catamaran with four built-in sunbeds and a wine chiller, and the 5-meter Lario 580 offered two perfect places to unwind. Both small boats are silently powered by a Travel 1103.
With the full range of e-mobility options from Torqeedo on display, Electric Days reinforced the fact that battery-powered boats are more than just the future. They are already a reality, and transforming the marine industry today with more power, more energy, more silence, and more convenience.
Capbreton, France taking steps toward a greener future with this 35 passenger ferry. Powered by two Torqeedo 10 kw electric outboards and four 48 V lithium ion batteries, this configuration gets an approximate run time of 20 hours of run between charges.
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