The Future of Electric Tenders: Introducing the Falcon E8
Regarding luxury boating, the development of electric tenders has been slow to take off. Occasionally I like to check in on this particular market because it doesn’t hurt to see what is available to those with obscene amounts of disposable income. In this case, we are talking about a secondary boat or tender used to shuttle passengers to and from their incredibly large yachts. What better way to do this than to have the latest boating innovation?
ThirtyC, a highly reputable shipyard, has partnered with Polestar, an expert in vehicle propulsion systems, to create a new electric tender that has revolutionized the boating industry. Meet the Falcon E8, a 26-foot electric tender that is edgy, sleek, and highly efficient. In this post, we take a closer look at the advancements this electric-powered tender offers.
To begin with, let us delve deeper into the Falcon E8’s Vita Power system. This system has two output options; 170 bhp peak or 300 bhp peak, thanks to the use of state-of-the-art engineering and components. The propulsion system is incredibly efficient due to its design, which has been tailored to reduce noise levels and improve performance. This particular tender can attain a cruising speed of 20 knots or a top speed of 30 knots when fully throttled. The Falcon E8 has a range of over 30 nautical miles, making it the perfect vessel for those short trips to shore from the main yacht.
One of the most notable features of the Falcon E8 is its transomless design. This setting represents a significant shift in how we think about tenders, as it removes the requirement for a traditional transom and has a stepped arrangement at the back of the boat. This unique layout makes it effortless for the passengers to disembark and board, allowing for a more relaxed and comfortable ride. I was most surprised to find the use of reclaimed teak decking from bow to stern. I give kudos for this feature meant to minimize this watercraft’s environmental impact.