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4 of the best electric superyacht tenders


Mylne Bolt 18

The classic design


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.

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Goldfish 23 eFusion

The Scandinavian speed machine


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 believed to be the world’s fastest electric superyacht tender. Such sporty performance comes courtesy of 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.

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Patterson Boat Works Elektra

The wooden marvel


Proof, if it were needed, that modern technology can be seamlessly twinned with classic styling; 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. What’s more, her maximum cruising range of 25 miles ensures you can drop anchor well offshore and still make your dinner reservation without any range anxiety.

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