Axopars 100% Electrifying Adventures

THE FIRST ELECTRIC AXOPAR

Axopar Boats together with the Norwegian high-performance electric motors system company Evoy, have just released an early-stage prototype that explores functional e-mobility for the future.
The project was initiated as a way for the companies to evolve in tandem with future solutions. The prototype marries the ultra-efficient and versatile Axopar 25 with the eco-friendliness of electric outboard propulsion.

“Axopar is excited to join forces with innovators that challenge the ‘status­-quo’ of the industry. Our partnership with Evoy is a perfect example of two great companies, on a joint mission, to expand the boating community and offer new ways of mobility for the future.” says Jan-Erik Viitala, Founding Partner, Axopar.

“We see electrification as a future complement to the industry where Axopar is at the forefront of innovation. We want to be part of evaluating future trends and technologies whatever they might be,” Viitala continues.

Axopar sees that there is a demand for smaller boats with a reasonable range that are electrified and can be utilized throughout the world. This is especially important in Australia as infrastructure for electric propulsion grows.

Axopar’s first step into the electric boat market offers all the comfort of a renowned Axopar 25, including overnight capabilities, toilet, sink, fridge, sunbeds, shower/storage, weather protection with the T-top roof, and canopies. 

Both the Axopar 22 and 25 were developed with e-mobility in mind and are optimal for electrification due to the models’ efficiency, weight, balance, and modular construction.

Axopar is expecting a range of around 25 nm/charge achieved at cruising speeds between 22-30 knots with the most comfortable ride at around 20-25 knots.

Another feature that sets the Axopar 25 electric prototype apart is its impressive hull efficiency. Axopar hulls have improved with each generation, resulting in higher speed and more extended range with less engine power. Combining this efficiency with an innovative electric engine showcases Axopar’s dedication towards creating the most comfortable drive even when presented with challenging conditions.

The prototype’s new EVOY engine – the world’s first 300hp outboard electrical engine – proves that high speeds and electrification can go hand in hand. With low consumption, impressive torque, and range, the engine is perfect for boat owners keen to go green and get every inch of speed out of their boats.

The outboard motor runs on an 800 Volts current and is powered by 2 x 63 kWh Kreisel batteries, enabling the prototype to reach a top speed of 50 knots or cover an impressive 25 nautical miles at 25 knots. But that’s not all. The ground-breaking batteries can be charged in about one hour.

Axopar will continue to further develop and refine its models for the future fleet. Once the Axopar e-boats are ready for market launch, approximately 8-12 months from now, they will have been further developed and optimized for electric propulsion. This is in order to provide the best experience and efficiency, once the technology is thoroughly tested and proven.

“Until now, our boats’ unique features such as easy handling, multifunctionality and competitive prices have attracted experienced and new owners alike. The prototype for an electric day cruiser will interest and attract a new kind of customer and bring more people out on the water,” says Jan-Erik Viitala.

For now, Axopar’s prototype represents a great leap forward for the company and the boating industry. The prototype is Axopars testament to adaptability, resourcefulness, and passion for innovation. Axopar is committed to its ongoing effort to innovate and to electrify the boat segment in collaboration with industry leaders like EVOY.

“Knowing that Axopar, currently the world’s fastest-growing day boat brand, is embracing the electric revolution proves that electric boating is here to stay. Eyachts is already ahead of the curve having both RAND Luxury Electric Dayboats and Greenline Hybrid Cruisers in our portfolio for Australia and New Zealand and we’re working with SeaVolt to help the super-charging marine network grow at a rapid pace. Sustainable and Electric boating will be the most disruptive change to hit the marine industry in decades so we’re excited and ready for it”. – Ross, Eyachts General Manager. 

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