01.02.17 16:50 age 113 day(s)

Pittman Award for an electric revolution

 

The electric pod drive from Hanse’s exclusive partner Torqeedo has been awarded with the Pittman Award 2017 by the “Sail” magazine.

The electric pod drive from Hanse’s exclusive partner Torqeedo has been awarded with the Pittman Award 2017 by the “Sail” magazine.

The 4 kw electric motor accelerates the Hanse 315 to 6.1 knots and has a range of around 30 nautical miles at half speed.

The “Sail” magazine argues as follows: “…the boatbuilder’s 315 sloop makes the most of this compact and innovative technology by incorporating a drive unit directly in the trailing edge of a Jefa rudder. The result,…,is exceptional maneuverability. - a true godsend for those who keep their boats in crowded marinas”.

The first Hanse 315 Emotion Rudder Drive ordered by a customer will leave the shipyard in March and will be the first Hanse 315 with a preinstalled generator. The generator will extend the range of the electric boat as well as charge the service batteries.