Nimbus goes electric with 305 Coupe E-Power

Swedish yard Nimbus Boats has revealed its first electric motor boat, the 305 Coupe E-Power

Nimbus Boats has joined the electric boats revolution, with the Swedish yard launching the 305 Coupe E-Power at Boot Düsseldorf last month.

The new arrival is fitted with an 80hp Torqeedo Deep Blue i1800 electric motor, which is powered by a pair of 12.8kw batteries.

The top speed of 8.5 knots is not going to set any records, but should fit in nicely on the European inland waterways that it was designed for.

Charging takes eight hours on 230V (or 4 hours on 380V) and gives you a maximum cruising range of 37nm at 3.5 knots.

For those who want to go further, two additional batteries can be added to increase the range by around 90%.

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Nimbus 305 Coupe E-Power - engine bayJan Erik Lindström, managing director of Nimbus Boats, said: “We have worked pro-actively on environmental aspects in all parts of our operation at Nimbus for a long time.

“Building an electrically powered pleasure boat now that the technology is sufficiently mature, seemed like a natural course to take.”

Nimbus Boats adds that it will also be offering its upcoming 305 Drophead day cruiser in the new E-Power format.

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