Nero unveils 777 Evolution electric carbon-fibre yacht
Nero’s new 777 Evolution is a lightweight, carbon-fibre hull with electric power from Evoy’s 300+kW (400ps) Hurricane inboard motor. The 7.77m long Nero 777 Evolution is aimed, primarily, at the inland lake and waterways market.
Nero Yachts is a new German boatyard founded by Munich-based businessman Moritz Pfaller, who worked together with his Italian design team.
Each boat will be made to order, with customisation options available, but key to the design is a carbon-fibre composite hull with a corresponding reduction in displacement weight, designed to extend the cruising range possibilities.
There are three power options for the Nero 777 available now, and for 2024 there will be 225kW and 250kW options added to the range.
Underneath the water, Petestep-technology deflectors reduce resistance by removing friction and reducing energy waste, compared with traditional fore and aft rails, and, according to the manufacturer, up to 35 per cent less energy is required to propel the boat forward with the Petestep design.
Nero Yachts‘ MD, Moritz Pfaller, says: “Customers in the lake boat segment are motivated by good engineering and innovative design, and unlike other builders who are less experienced with composites, our technology partner is long-term aircraft builder, Grob Aircraft, who have been building carbon fibre composite aircraft since 1971.
“Together with Evoy as motor supplier, we think we have a winning team behind us, and I can’t wait to get the first boat launched and customer demonstrations underway in 2024.”
Evoy CEO Leif Stavøstrand, adds: “The lake boat segment has become a lucrative market for us and regulation makes it difficult for owners of anything other than electric boats or sailing yachts to go boating on environmentally protected waters, and the zero-emission Nero Yachts 777 Evolution can look forward to an exciting future, and we are proud to be part of that journey alongside them.”
Other features include a well-appointed fore cabin with electric-flush toilet.
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