VETUS has launched the E-LINE and E-POD electric propulsion solutions.
Vetus has confirmed its resurgence in the electric boating market with the launch of unique solutions for both the new build and refit sectors. Total systems supplier Vetus is initially introducing two complete electric propulsion systems – the E-POD package, designed for installation in the vessel’s stern, and the E-LINE range, which is ideal as a standard in-board diesel engine replacement.
The E-LINE and E-POD systems are the only electric propulsion solutions with ‘active motor braking’, providing optimum control of the boat, with no delay, direct movement and total control.
Both solutions can be used in conjunction with a Vetus Bow Pro proportional bow or stern thruster. They can be supplied as a complete system including thrusters and steering components to fully outfit a vessel.
Suitable as both a re-power solution and for new builds, the compact and efficient 48V E-LINE packages enable silent, environmentally friendly cruising with exceptional manoeuvring capabilities. The E-LINE motor is equipped with a smart, water-cooled 48V controller, developed especially for electric boating, enabling the user to charge the battery bank with a 24V battery charger.
Vetus offers three models with output power ranging from 5 kW to 10 kW and supplies the complete package customised for the boat, from shore power to propeller, to provide the most effective installation for customers.
The 7.5 kW, 48V Vetus E-POD package is a compact electric propulsion system including propeller, pod and drive, for smooth and silent sailing on power and sailboats up to about 25 feet. The specially designed enclosed propeller minimises cavitation and improves the effective thrust to increase efficiency, ensuring comfortable cruising at low speeds.
With no rotating or vibrating parts onboard the boat, the all-in-one Vetus E-POD system operates with no noise and is simply mounted in the stern of the vessel without the need for a shaft or other drive components. There is minimal room required inside the boat, so more of the interior living and storage space can be opened up when using the E-POD than with any other propulsion solution.