Zodiac has announced the imminent release of a new range of 100% electric boats powered by Torqeedo.
As the first complete range of 100% electric boats since the E-Jet in 2017, the new Zodiac eOPEN RIBs are equipped with Torqeedo drive systems including motor, batteries and charger.
“We have designed this range for today’s and tomorrow’s consumers,” says Fanny Revert-Ciavattini, product marketing manager at Zodiac.
“Electric mobility is gaining ground all around us, and as the market leader in RIBs, we couldn’t afford to miss out! Torqeedo was the ideal partner to develop these new products.”
The first two models in the range, 3.1 and 3.4, are easy to drive, easy to store, and easy to tow. They have four to six seats, depending on size, and allow for 50 minutes of autonomy at a speed of about 12kt.
“We were thrilled to partner with Zodiac on their eOPEN line of electric RIBs. It’s iconic, yet an innovative company that has a finger on the pulse of what customers want, and when,” says Michael Rummel, Torqeedo MD.
Several options are available on the new models, including EVA floor, bimini, rear ladder, storage net, lift kit, Fusion audio system and more.