High-design and zero-emission: Frauscher Shipyard’s new fully electric yacht proves you can have it all
Gilching, Germany (July 11, 2019) – Renowned yacht builder Frauscher Shipyard has launched a clean, silent electric version of its 740 Mirage Air powered by Torqeedo’s Deep Blue 100i.
The Frauscher Shipyard has been building some of the world’s most luxurious yachts since 1927. The fully electric 740 Mirage Air further enhances tradition with innovation, high-tech features and eco-friendliness. Installed with a Deep Blue 100 kW electric inboard motor and two lithium batteries with BMW technology (i3-type), the 740 Mirage Air is the ideal day cruiser.
Owners can cruise silently at 10 km/h for more than 10 hours, appreciating both the natural world and the yacht’s spacious, centre-console layout, distinctive design and extraordinary quality. At its top speed of near 50 km/h, the Frauscher 740 Mirage Air has a range of 33 km.
“At Frauscher Shipyard we see ourselves as “Engineers of Emotions” and we always want the owners of our boats to have a great time on the water. With the powerful 100 kW drive system we are entering an entirely new dimension of electric mobility on the water,” said Frauscher Shipyard’s managing partner Stefan Frauscher.
The 7.47-metre yacht was designed by studio KISKA and Thomas Gerzer, alongside hydrodynamic expert Harry Miesbauer. The dynamic lines are suggestive of supercar design but inside you’ll find all the creature comforts one could desire: a silent, environmentally friendly electric drive, refrigerated compartment, high-tech yet easy-to-use controls and displays, large sunbathing area, electric windlass, and bow thruster for fool proof docking.
The whisper-quiet Deep Blue 100i 2400 used in the Frauscher 740 Mirage Air is specifically designed and constructed to power planing motorboats. The system’s reliable, easy-to-maintain direct-drive design delivers extraordinary performance at its full power range, with up to 2,400 rpm and incredible torque delivered at low rpm.
The 40 kWh Deep Blue batteries installed in the 740 Mirage Air bring the latest in automotive-grade lithium-ion technology from the famed motor works of BMW. The batteries feature industry-leading energy density and a comprehensive safety system. Torqeedo has tailored the characteristics of the Deep Blue battery to make it suitable for the marine environment and is offering up to a nine-year limited battery capacity warranty.
“The Frauscher 740 Mirage Air provides a quiet and powerful luxury yachting experience for boats that operate in sensitive areas and those with a heart for nature,” said Torqeedo CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin. “With an industrially engineered, fully integrated electric drive system and the extraordinary craftsmanship of the Frauscher Shipyard, this electric yacht will attract the eye of discerning owners worldwide.”
Torqeedo is the market leader for electric mobility on the water. Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, the company develops and manufactures electric and hybrid drives from 0.5 to 100 kW for commercial applications and recreational use. Torqeedo products are characterized by an uncompromising high-tech focus, maximum efficiency and complete system integration. Torqeedo is part of the DEUTZ Group, one of the world's leading independent suppliers of diesel and natural gas engines. › www.torqeedo.com
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