Austrian boat builder Frauscher Bootswerft has chosen marine motor maker Torqeedo to power its line of luxury electric boats and yachts. Torqeedo’s Deep Blue inboard motor was selected for the new Frauscher 740 Mirage Air, and is available on several of Frauscher’s other models.
The two companies have cooperated since 2005.
Deep Blue provides input power of up to 65 kW and delivers the same propulsive power as an 80 hp gas outboard. The system’s lithium batteries have been modified for marine applications, and carry a 9-year capacity warranty. All of Deep Blue’s components are waterproofed to IP67. A monitoring system with pilot lines and insulation monitors safeguards against short circuits.
“Our boats are aimed at the premium segment in the boating market, which is why we make no compromises when choosing the very best components,” said Co-CEO Stefan Frauscher. “There’s simply no alternative to Torqeedo’s Deep Blue when it comes to safe and fully integrated e-solutions on the water.”