Lead the Charge with Navigator's Pick of Electric Tenders

Posted April 4, 2024 in Brokerage & New Build by Miriam Cain

Falcon E8

Pairing a streamlined profile inspired by sports cars with a high-performance electric powertrain, the Falcon E8 is an elegant tender for the most stylish of superyachts. With the option of two electric propulsion packages from Vita Power propulsion, the Flacon E8 has a cruising speed of 20 knots with a 30 nautical mile range, and can reach speeds of up to 30 knots. Reclaimed teak decking, a fully customizable console and a bespoke exterior paint scheme can be applied to match the mothership.

Length 26’ (8m)
Top speed 30 knots
Cruising speed 20 knots
Range 30 nautical miles at 20 knots

Lanéva Vesper 001

Not only is the all-electric Lanéva Vesper equipped with DNV-certified lithium batteries, with two industrial motors for a total power of 140kW (190hp equivalent), it is almost entirely constructed in sustainable materials such as flax fiber, cork, plywood and recyclable leatherette. Recognizing these eco credentials, the Lanéva Vesper has been awarded a Labeled Solution by the Solar Impulse Foundation.

Length 26’ (7.9m)
Top speed 25 knots
Cruising speed 15 knots
Range 40 nautical miles at 20 knots

Candela C-8

Swedish boat company Candela recently broke world records with the world’s longest-range electric boat, the Candela C-8. The high-tech and superyacht-styled foiling electric tender uses the same battery as the Polestar 2 (Volvo’s electric vehicle arm for a range of 65 miles on a single charge. Candela’s hydrofoil technology is also a key element in the Candela C-8 range extension, allowing the tender to fly above the waves, thereby reducing water friction.

Length 28’ (8.5m)
Top speed 30 knots
Cruising speed 22 knots
Range 56 nautical miles at 22 knots

Tyde Icon

At 43’(13m), the Icon by Tyde may be more of a futuristic day boat than a tender, but it needs including in our roundup for its Space Age design and eco-credentials. Equipped with a powerful electric propulsion system that runs on batteries supplied by BMW, the Icon has a range of more than 50 nautical miles and a cruising speed while gliding on foils of 24 knots. With a beam of nearly 15’ (4.6m), there is plenty of space for lounging and entertaining, with panoramic views from the huge glass superstructure.

Length 43’ (13m)
Top speed 30 knots
Cruising speed 24 knots
Range 50 nautical miles at 24 knots

Riva El-Iseo

Combining Riva’s rich heritage with the brand’s drive for innovation, the brand-new El-Iseo offers Riva’s unmistakable elegance with a modern, full-electric core. Think Riva chrome finishes, mahogany foredeck, and Riva’s elegant lines combined with electric propulsion technology. Carving through the waves at a cruising speed of 25 knots, with a maximum speed of 40 knots, the traditional stern-drive propulsion system is powered by a Parker GVM310 electric engine, offering unprecedented performance and pollution-free cruising for up to ten hours.

Length 27’ (8.2m)
Top speed 40 knots
Cruising speed 25 knots
Range 100-plus nautical miles at 30 knots

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