Twin Torqeedo Cruise 10.0 powers futuristic catamaran, QLD
Gold Coast resident Horst has a long history of designing and building radical multihulls and his latest creation is a grand vision. At 62 foot it is a very sleek machine and a suspended pod between the hulls offers a protected cockpit and a surprisingly spacious and homely living area. Horst has been closely involved with the design & construction of the craft and given it’s so easily driven thanks to it’s efficient hull shape, it’s a perfect type of craft for electric propulsion. A set-up of two Torqeedo Cruise 10.0RXL electric outboards gives the boat an overall performance that is comparable to having a total of 40 to 50hp (in terms of speed & thrust). A Lithium battery bank of 20kW with scope to add more capacity in the future) can be re-charged from either marina power or from solar panels on the roof of the boat when it’s underway or at anchor.
For more information on the Torqeedo Cruise 10.0 outboard, see here