Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Bouvet Marine introduces the world’s first electric hyper-jet

French company Bouvet Marine has designed the Supermarine MM01, a two-seater watercraft with an ultra-high performance electric motor. The powerful ultra-luxurious jet ski claims to be the world’s first hyper-jet and the fastest and most expensive jet ski.

The renderings that the brand has shown so far show an aerodynamic, clean, and timeless water vehicle, with a carbon-Kevlar layup onto which components with the finest finishes will be grafted. The design includes an aerodynamic front end that moves back to envelop the driver, rather than leaving legs and torso exposed to waves and spray. The storage trunk is lined with leather, and a champagne holder is located under the saddle.

Supermarine MM01 Nacre.
Supermarine MM01 Nacre. Credit: Bouvet Marine

The MM01 will be powered by a 220-kW (300-hp) electric motor that delivers 450 Nm (332 ft-lb) of torque. As luxurious as it is fast, the hyper-jet will offer a top speed of 121 km/h (75 mph), and power will come from a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack with ultra-fast charging at the dock or directly on board a ship in just 50 minutes. This should be good for up to 2 hours of runtime.

Other features include a modular two-seater saddle thanks to its removable cover, an ultra-precise customizable navigation system that incorporates a touchscreen and programmable push-button controls, and a 110-liter front trunk.

Under the taut lines of its sporty silhouette, the Supermarine MM01 Black Edition celebrates mechanics at its most authentic.
Under the taut lines of its sporty silhouette, the Supermarine MM01 Black Edition celebrates mechanics at its most authentic. Credit: Bouvet Marine

This ultimate exclusive machine is available in two versions: the Supermarine MM01 Nacre and the Supermarine MM01 Black Edition. Both measure 3.5 meters long, 1.3 meters wide, and 1.1 meters high.

The Supermarine MM01 does not seek to compete with other personal watercraft on the market right now, but that it’s “part of a radically different segment.” Which most likely means that it will be terribly expensive, but said in a more roundabout and elegant way. The electric hyper-jet does not exist just yet, except in pre-production form. Bouvet Marine will test the jet ski at the beginning of spring, and it is expected to hit the market during 2024. The company already has plans to manufacture a first limited edition of 30 units, 15 in each version.

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