A rendering of a man skippering the E8, he is in navy and the boat is navy with a red pinstripe

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Falcon Tenders presents new 8m electric tender E8

30 January 2023 • Written by Brooke Murphy

British tender builder Falcon Tenders has introduced an eight-metre open electric tender with design from ThirtyC Yacht Design and propulsion from electric marine technology company Vita Power.

With a focus on sustainability, the “modern-day-classic” tender borrows design cues from sports cars and comes with two different electric propulsion systems for owners to choose from.

The sophisticated design comes from ThirtyC, with the sporty tender being offered with a fully bespoke exterior paint scheme and signature interior package. This is paired with a customisable console which ensures owners can create the ideal accompaniment to their mothership.

A polished and streamlined plumb bow is balanced with a low stepped aft, able to double as seating when anchored. Reclaimed teak decking spans the length of the vessel while a U-shaped lounge holds storage space below cushion seats.

Mark Pascoe, Falcon Tenders’ co-founder and CEO, said: “The E8 is an exciting new addition to our Falcon portfolio, and we are delighted to collaborate with ThirtyC and Vita on such an enticing owner proposition.”

Meanwhile, Vita Power mentioned a significant increase in demand for electric solutions for superyacht tenders and onboard high-speed charging infrastructure. Charging times on the E8 are flexible with a fast DC charge of 20-80 per cent in just under one hour, and a slow charge of 4-5 hours, providing an estimated range of 30 nautical miles with a two-battery system (63 kWh or 126 kWh).

ThirtyC commented they wanted to create a “no-frills, stylish tender” which is realised in the simplicity of the tender's clean lines and unassuming qualities.“The Falcon E8 is an elegant boat for guest transfers but is equally suited to run alongside as a superyacht toy and facilitate fun on the water,” said Rob Armstrong, creative director of ThirtyC.

The boat is expected to reach a 20-knot cruising speed with a top speed of 30 knots. In relative terms, this translates to a transfer time from Nice to Monaco of just 25 minutes when cruising at 25 knots.

Though Falcon Tenders has built on speculation in the past, they were recently contracted to build two of their custom limousine tenders for separate owners late last year, with delivery scheduled for 2024.

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