The electric goldfish is coming, at 47 knots.
The Goldfish 23 all-electric eFUSION boat won the Innovation Award category of the 2012 European Powerboat of the Year award at this week’s Dusseldorf Boat Show. The 23-foot runabout is powered by UQM Technologies’ PowerPhase® Select 145 jet drive propulsion system. It recently reached a top speed of 47 knots during testing.
“It is extremely rewarding to see UQM Technologies products help global boat manufacturers like Goldfish Boat win recognition for innovation and functionality with a prestigious international audience at the Dusseldorf Boat Show,” said Eric Ridenour, UQM Technologies CEO. “Our partnership with ReGen Nautic enabled UQM to expand into the marine market and demonstrate the effectiveness of electric propulsion while driving additional revenue growth.”
“We are excited to have partnered with UQM Technologies to pursue all-electric and hybrid-electric propulsion opportunities in the marine market,” said Pierre Caouette, ReGen Nautics CEO. “UQM PowerPhase propulsion systems deliver the performance and efficiency in a compact package that we believe can propel electric propulsion to near term commercialization in the boat market.”
Image: Goldfish Boat AS