The Best Electric Tenders

Goldfish 23 eFusion

If flat-out speed is what you’re after, then Norwegian yard will Goldfish take some beating, both in terms of tenders and superyacht chase boats. In 2011 the Scandinavians teamed up with Regen Nautic to create an electric version of the Goldfish 23 and the results speak volumes.

Topping out at a highly impressive 47 knots, the Goldfish 23 eFusion edition is powered by a 194hp UQM electric motor, which gives this 5.5 metre twin-stepped hull plenty of punch. It’s not all about performance either, with an immersed cockpit and a low centre of gravity that ensures your five guests will have a safe and comfortable ride even when the going gets rough.

Patterson Boat Works Elektra

Elektra is an elegant slipper design by British firm Patterson Boat Works. The woodwork is the real star of the show here, with English oak, cherry and Douglas fir all handcrafted and varnished to perfection. Custom interiors include hand-sewn upholstery in a range of colours and fabrics to complement the mothership.

Look beneath all that and you will find a state-of-the-art 121hp electric outboard that Patterson claims can deliver speeds of up to 30 knots by drawing on the generator for an extra boost of power. The maximum cruising range of 25 miles ensures you can drop anchor well offshore and still make your dinner reservation without any range anxiety.

Quadrofoil Q2S

Ideal for those with a taste for wild superyacht concepts, the Quadrofoil Q2S is a radical design hailing from Slovenia. Launched in 2015, this compact 3 metre tender can only hold one passenger. However, its four submerged foils create a ship-to-shore experience like no other, allowing guests to glide above the waves at speed of up to 21 knots.

With a super-light, hollow hull that weighs in at just just 100kgs, the Quadrofoil Q2S only needs a tiny 7.4hp electric outboard to get up to speed. This means the 10.4kwh battery bank can deliver an impressive cruising range of up to 62 miles per charge.

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