Pascoe reports sale of its first all-electric superyacht tender

Pascoe International has announced the sale of its first fully electric superyacht limousine tender, which will be delivered in 2023.

The tender, which the company says is the “world’s first 100 per cent electric superyacht limousine tender” is now under construction and will be delivered to a large new-build mothership from a major Northern European shipyard next year.

Following a six-year research and development period, Pascoe International is now offering full electric propulsion for their limousines and open guest tenders.

Its technical team have been studying the viability of electric-tender propulsion in collaboration with expert advisors and research partners for many years. During this process, the company has carried out extensive R&D on hull design, motor integration, battery performance and whole-system optimisation. Partners include automotive electrification specialists, propeller designers, battery manufacturers and leading university research teams.

Tom Southern, vice president at Pascoe International comments: “The realisation of a zero-emission at point of use Limousine Tender with a top speed of 40 knots and a maximum range of 60 miles will be a defining moment for the superyacht industry.

“The e-Limousine truly signifies the beginning of a new wave of luxury water-borne travel and a move away from internal combustion propulsion systems in the superyacht sector.”

While considerable fossil fuel savings are achieved by charging the tender from the ship’s own power generation systems, compared to running the tender directly on diesel, the company says there are other advantages such as a near-total removal of torsional vibration transmitted into the hull structure, considerable reduction in noise (both inside the cabin and outside the tender), and a significant increase in acceleration due to the torque profile of the electric motors.

The Pascoe e-Limousine uses oil-cooled electric motors. Ensuring the most efficient transfer of power from the motor to the water is one of the critical areas that will set the e-Limousine apart from any other craft currently in use or indeed under development elsewhere, the company says. The sophisticated electrification system incorporates the latest advancements in propulsion technology.

Pascoe International also says it has partnered with experts in marine propulsion to develop a new drive system that provides optimum propulsion efficiency whilst removing the noise and vibration associated with a conventional stern-drive. The e-Limousine drive will offer precise joystick docking and unprecedented improvements in comfort levels for guests travelling onboard.

One response to “Pascoe reports sale of its first all-electric superyacht tender”

  1. Hugo Montgomery-Swan says:

    Superb example of craftsmanship. This success is well deserved. HMS. PBR