Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Porsche’s electric sports boat uses next-gen Macan EV drive tech

With a clear focus on electromobility and reducing carbon emissions, Porsche is serious about fostering sustainability by creating innovative solutions and setting ambitious targets. The company’s this ambition is not to be limited to racing and road cars alone in the future.

Together with the renowned Frauscher Shipyard in Austria, the sports car manufacturer is an electric sports boat that is also intended to set standards on the water with its typical Porsche E-Performance. Equipped with the drive technology of the future Porsche Macan electric, the 8.67-meter-long day cruiser based on the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air is set to impress with state-of-the-art, high-performance, and sustainable luxury experiences.

The Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air features an 8.67-meter-long and 2.49-meter-wide hull. The boat will share its drive technology with the upcoming electric Porsche Macan. The technology includes the lithium-ion high voltage battery with a total capacity of around 100 kWh, a permanently excited synchronous electric motor (PSM) of the latest generation, and related power electronics. The electric boat can be charged at DC fast-charging stations thanks to the 800-volt technology from Porsche.

The electric boat can accommodate up to nine passengers. It features a swimming platform at the rear that leads to a generous lounge area with two comfortable sun pads. A central aisle connects the back end of the yacht with the free-standing helm and the cockpit.

Also onboard are two Bimini tops for shade, an electric anchor winch with a stainless-steel anchor, a premium sound system, and a refrigerator. Porsche will design the helm stand and outfit the interior trimmings, including seats and upholstery, aiming to provide particularly high-performance, luxurious features.

Anticipated in 2024, the Frauscher x Porsche electric yacht can be taken out on local, emission-free, and practically silent trips through harbors and bays and for more sustainable driving pleasure on inland waters or open lakes. The yacht is also suitable for rough water and, thus, for the sea.

“Our boat is perfect as a day cruiser for a relaxed swimming trip, for example, or as a tender for a super yacht to make an excursion to a coastal town,” says Stefan Frauscher. The initial plan is for an exclusive first edition of 25 units, which can be pre-ordered from Frauscher and are to be delivered to the first customers in 2024.

Meta: Porsche and Austrian Frauscher Shipyard are developing exclusive electric sports boats equipped with the drive technology of the future Porsche Macan electric.