At the heart of the Q-Yachts concept is the silence. Thanks to the innovative electrical propulsion technology and the hydrodynamically optimized hull, the boat produces minimal noise, wake and zero emissions. This means that you can actually speak with a normal voice while driving. Hence, with the Q-Yachts Q30 electric day cruiser, the journey truly becomes the destination!
Having worked in stealth mode with the project for several years, Q-Yachts launched the first model, the Q30, to the world market in 2018. The Q30 fully electric day cruiser is a unique concept, where design meets state of the art technology and environmental sustainability to give a revolutionary boating experience.
The goal has also been to develop a boat which is easy to use and own, and which puts the focus on enjoying the ride with minimal hassle. The Q30 boasts the following features such as:
- Easy charging with 110V/20A or 220V/10A
- Minimal maintenance
- 5 hour drive time at 9 knts
- Easy to use custom App installed in the iPad supplied with the boat for monitoring the boat’s systems
- The boat fits onto a trailer or into a 40’ container (for longer shipment)
In addition to the unique, silent and relaxed boating experience offered with the Q30, one key challenge addressed in the Q-Yachts project was the charging requirements of the batteries. The efficient battery banks (only 30kWh), allow charging to be done pretty much anywhere with 220V/10A (or 110V/20A) and using a standard plug. This opens up the possibility to use the boat much more widely than most other electric motorboats currently on the market. Charging time is still only approx. 12h from 5% to 95%, so you can “Drive by day -Charge by night!”
The challenge for any electric motorboat is the issue of range. Thanks to the extremely energy efficient electric propulsion system, the light composite sandwich construction and the hydrodynamically optimized hull, the Q30 is very energy efficient and offers a respectable range of 10 hours continuous driving (or 60NM) at a comfortable and completely silent speed of 6 kts.
Even at a speed of 9 kts (still with next to no noise from the propulsion) the Q30 offers a driving time of 5 hours or approximately 43NM. Hence you can really drive all day without the need to recharge.
However, should you need to feel some speed, the boat still offers a top speed of 15 kts with 1.5 hours of continuous driving. More than enough for your average superyacht tender.