New Zodiac e-Open range
The 100% electric tender: the future is already here
The electric revolution has arrived at sea with Zodiac, the most emblematic brand of inflatable and semi-rigid boats, announcing the creation of the eOpen range in collaboration with Torqeedo.
This introduction to the world of electric boats is a glimpse of a new and growing market trend that Zodiac is committed to.
The models chosen for the development of this range are the Zoadiac Open 3.1 and the Zodiac Open 3.4, which will come with the same Torqeedo motor, including batteries and charger.
"We have designed this range for the consumers of today and tomorrow," explains Fanny Revert-Ciavattini, marketing manager at Zodiac. "These 2 new models are 100% electric and meet new customer needs: no maintenance, no noise, no service, less pollution, easy driving and an affordable price. Electric mobility is gaining ground all around us and, as the market leader in RIBs, we cannot afford to lose it," he said.
Torqeedo is the world market leader in electric boat motors and was therefore the ideal partner for Zodiac in this venture. The two companies had already worked together on the eJET with a Torqeedo Deep Blue 50 kW motor and 80 i 50 kWh battery.
The new e-Open range will have 4 boats: 2 colour options for the e-Open 3.1 and 2 colour options for the e-Open 3.4. The new engine guarantees a range of 50 minutes at a speed of 12 knots / 22 kmh.
"We are delighted to be working with Zodiac on their e-OPEN electric RIBs as an iconic and innovative company," says Michael Rummel, Managing Director of Torqeedo GmbH.