Much in the same way it was once hard to imagine punching the gas on a car and not hearing the roar of the engine, it is a little hard to believe you could pilot a boat of a marina without the loud churn of a diesel motor. But, believe it or not, that is soon going to be a reality thanks to the Trondheim Trawler.
This boat’s Torqeedo Blue i 1400 RPM electric motors and accompanying 64kWh large capacity batteries make it so anyone can slip out of port so silently not even the seagulls would notice. Once out in the open ocean, the boat can hit speeds up to 40 knots, rolling along the top of rough seas and waves as high as 13 feet. Feeling a long trip? The boat has a fuel efficient hybrid option that makes use of a diesel engine, extending the range of the boat all the way up to 2,500 nautical miles.
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