Alternative propulsions systems are becoming increasingly popular, with many eco trendsetting superyachts cruising the high seas these days, so why should your tender be any different? After all, storing an electric tender is much cleaner and safer than the diesel alternative, not to mention how much quieter they are underway. With this in mind, we’ve picked out four of the best electric superyacht tenders in the world.
1. Mylne Bolt 18
Scottish yard Mylne Classic Yacht Design has a venerable history that dates back to 1896, however the company’s electric superyacht tender is bang up to date. Launched in 2012 and developed in conjunction with US firm Regen Nautic, the Bolt 18 packs a 135hp electric motor that runs off a bank of lithium batteries.
The result is speed and lots of it, something Mylne proved in November 2012 by clocking 28.47 knots and claiming the British water speed record in the national unrestricted electric runabout class.
This 5.5 metre design is capable of carrying up to six passengers, and is the first of many such electric superyacht tenders to come from Mylne Classic Yacht Design according to her designer David Gray.