Having cars with electric motors are now a recurring theme in the 21st century. Thanks to companies like Tesla, it has paved the way for many other car manufacturers and engineers to create its very own electric vehicle. With electric motors ever-present in the scene, Q-yachts have decided to take the leap by introducing the Q30, the world’s first yacht with an electric motor.
Hailing from Finland, Q-yachts have had its start over 10 years ago by Janne Kjellman who set out to develop a silent propulsion system for boats. This new system is known as Oceanvolt, an electrical propulsion system that is made for yachts. It has been refined over the past decade or so, now carrying a state-of-the-art system for sailboats.
This has allowed Q-yachts to introduce the world’s first yacht with an electrical propulsion system, the Q30. Bridging the gap between concept and creation, the Q30 encompasses the latest features and innovations for the yacht industry. As of right now, it is only available in four countries, mainly Finland, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland.
Opting for a clean, minimalist aesthetic, the Q30 comes in an all-white shell from the hull to the cabin below deck. While it is much smaller as compared to many other yachts available, the Q30 can accommodate up to eight guests at once with the help of the multi-functional beach deck at the rear. The surprisingly spacious cabin below deck also follows suit with its clean aesthetic, featuring close and intimate living quarters with an in-suite bathroom. There are also plenty of windows for natural lighting during the day while LED spots take over when night falls.
The Q30 isn’t only easy on the eyes but ears as well with its silent Oceanvolt AXC20 electric motor with 20kW of continuous power. With the help of a 30kWh lithium battery pack, Q-yachts ensures the Q30 provides the smoothest and quietest engine around. It has a range of 42 nautical miles with the standard 30kWh battery and 80 nautical miles with the optional 60kWh. It also has a cruising speed of nine knots and a top speed of 15 knots.
The Q30 also comes with a digital touchscreen to give you control over the entire boat. Aside from that, it also has a digital map for better navigation.
With the introduction of the Q30 (thanks to Q-yachts), it will only be a matter of time before others begin to introduce its very own electric motors. Be sure to check out the official video below.
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