What is the most powerful mass-produced electric outboard motor out there? It is the 300-horsepowerEvoy Storm, which we previewed as a prototype at the
Cannes Boat Show 2022
and then at
, where it made its debut in a new guise.
Evoy Storm, the 300hp electric outboard
It is the first 300-horsepower electric outboard with industrialized production. The Storm can already be ordered and delivery is estimated in the second half of 2023. Di fact it is the most powerful in the world in this segment and tod power it in the basic version are two 63 kWh batteries and an 800-volt system with which this electric giant pushes boats designed for this installation up to 50 knots.
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Aesthetically, this engine has an all-new design, developed with Eker Design. The minimalist style is in keeping with the Nordic background of this Norwegian manufacturer, already partnering with Scandinavian giants such as Axopar and Nimbus.
Evoy Storm – Features
The Storm, we at Motor Boats, had the pleasure of trying it when it was still a prototype tasting the searing acceleration that the Evoys have in their ropes. As for range, with the basic 126 kWh battery pack you have 37 miles of range (68 km) at a speed of 25 knots.
One can, if desired, increase the range with batteries up to 378 kWh to achieve about 103 miles of range at 25 knots. In short, we are talking about propulsion systems that in terms of performance play it up with endothermics, but on range the effort to be made is still considerable, especially when looking at prices and weights. The 378 kWh total battery pack touches 2280 kg plus 20 of the coolant
Evoy Storm – Price
The price impact is definitely still high and much less affordable than endothermics. By clicking this link you can enter Evoy’s configurator and figure out how much a motor plus one of the battery packs cost. The base price of the 300hp Evoy outboard is 74,900 € to which is added as much (79,800 €) for the basic 126 kWh battery pack.
Of course, these are costs that can be amortized in the long run, but it is no coincidence that the commercial use of these engines is predominant at this time. Intensive use, in fact, in terms of lower maintenance and fuel expenses, which allows costs to be amortized, is in fact more within the capabilities of those who do a lot of hours of sailing using them for daily work. On the sustainability issue, we refer you to this article.