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Maritime Propulsion

September 26, 2018

Meet the 100% Electric Yacht Tender

  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo
  • Image: Torqeedo

Avon (Zodiac Nautic Group) & Torqeedo launch the eJET 450, a 100% electric tender

Avon (Zodiac Nautic Group) together with Torqeedo has developed the eJET 450, a 100% electric tender that is designed to solve the problem and hassle for yacht owners of carrying fuel for tenders and changing oil.

The electric tenders are equipped with a 55 kW Deep Blue electric motor from Torqeedo and the latest generation of automotive battery (30.5 kWh used in the BMW i3). The eJET gets 90 minutes of range at 23 knots (7 hours at 5 knots) and achieves a max speed of 31 knots thanks to its Hydrojet technology. The eJET products also carry connected capabilities allowing them to be maintained and upgraded directly through the Internet.

Avon eJETs feature high-quality hypalon fabric, exceptional electrically-retractable seats by Serge Ferrari with a quilted finish sewn by hand in France. The range is entirely customizable with hundreds of options available.

“Throughout its 120 years of history, Zodiac Nautic Group and its brands have collectively invented the inflatable boat, the RIB and the inflatable jet tender. We’re always looking for what will come next in the boating industry and seek the best partners to make that happen. Torqeedo was the clear choice from the get-go on the eJET project” claims Dominique Heber-Suffrin, President of Zodiac Nautic Group.

Dr. Christoph Ballin, Co-founder and CEO of Torqeedo adds: “Avon’s eJET tender marks the arrival of clean and quiet electric mobility in the luxury tender segment. It’s a gorgeous product and we are proud to support it.”

Christoph BallinFranceTorqeedo