100% electric tender has speed of 31 knots

eJET 450 The eJET 450 is equipped with the 55kW Torqeedo Deep Blue electric motor. Credit: Torqeedo

Avon Marine has partnered with Torqeedo to develop the eJET 450 electric tender that has a top speed of 31 knots.

The eJET 450 features is equipped with the 55kW Torqeedo Deep Blue electric motor and the latest generation of automotive battery (30.5kWh used in the BMW i3).

It features hydrojet technology and according to Avon has a 90 minutes range at 23 knots and seven hours at 5 knots.

“Avon’s eJET tender marks the arrival of clean and quiet electric mobility in the luxury tender segment. It’s a gorgeous product and we are proud to support it,” said Dr Christoph Ballin, Torqeedo co-founder and CEO of Torqeedo.

Connected capabilities

Avon eJETs feature hypalon fabric, electrically-retractable seats by Serge Ferrari with a quilted finish sewn by hand in France. The range is customisable with hundreds of options available.

The eJET products also have connected capabilities allowing them to be maintained and upgraded through the Internet.

“Throughout its 120 years of history, Zodiac Nautic Group and its brands [including Avon] have collectively invented the inflatable boat, the RIB and the inflatable jet tender,” said Dominique Heber-Suffrin, president of Zodiac Nautic Group. “We’re always looking for what will come next in the boating industry and seek the best partners to make that happen. Torqeedo was the clear choice from the get-go on the eJET project.”

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