Frauscher Shipyard’s New Fully Electric Yacht Could be Caribbean-Friendly

With the flip of a switch, Austria’s Frauscher Shipyard has launched a fully electric version of its 740 Mirage Air. This all-purpose, center-console, day-cruiser offers the perfect mix of elegant traditional styling with eco-friendly innovation. That is, the vessel is powered by Torqeedo’s Deep Blue 100 kW electric inboard motor and two lithium batteries with BMW technology (i3-type). Torqeedo, based in Gilching, Germany, is a market leader for electric mobility on the water. Owners can cruise silently at 6 miles per hour for more than 10 hours. At its top speed of nearly 30 miles per hour the Frauscher 740 Mirage Air has a range of 20 miles.

“While Frauscher hasn’t delivered a 740 Mirage Air to the Caribbean yet, we are positive that the boat will perform great in those conditions. The whole electrical installation is salt-water approved and the sophisticated cooling solution takes care of the boat’s performance even in very hot conditions. The hull of the 740 Mirage Air (which is derived from the 747 Mirage Air power boat) has proven its seaworthiness repeatedly in rough conditions,” says Florian Helmberger, Frauscher’s head of sales and marketing.

Frauscher doesn’t currently have dealers in the Caribbean, but Torqeedo does in the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico and Martinique. www.frauscherboats.com, www.torqeedo.com

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Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.