Reinforcing its market leadership for high-output electric propulsion systems, Evoy is releasing two new inboard motors to meet surging customer demand, as well as offering additional battery selection, and range extender capability.
In a market where electrification often means committing to a prefabricated boat, the demand for a turnkey electric motor system to custom-fit your boat’s needs has never been higher.
After successfully deploying the Inboard Hurricane (400 hp continuous; 800 hp peak), the Outboard Storm (300 hp continuous; 600 hp peak), and the Outboard Breeze (120 hp continuous; 185 hp peak), there are two new additions to the fleet. Evoy’s latest releases – the Inboard Storm 300+ hp and the Inboard Breeze 120+ hp – meet the burgeoning demand for versatile, high-performance inboard motor systems that fit multiple boat models, from smaller planing hull boats to larger displacement boats.
Both the Storm and the Breeze are compatible with stern drives, waterjets, and shaft applications. The new motor systems have already been ordered by high-profile customers, demonstrating the necessity for turnkey technology with the horsepower and range to adapt to multiple market segments.
The Inboard Storm 300+ hp is amongst the most powerful inboard electric motor systems worldwide. Evoy developed the Storm to meet customer demand for strong continuous horsepower with a smaller footprint and a lower price point.
The Storm sits in-between Evoy’s workhorse inboard motor, the Inboard Hurricane, and the smallest motor system, the Inboard Breeze 120+ hp – in the sweet spot for commercial and recreational boats sized 25 to 35 feet with single installation, and 30 to 45 feet with dual installation.
"The Inboard Storm is the culmination of all the exciting things about the Evoy systems. It has all the accumulated heritage and knowledge of the Hurricane" says Marius Dyrseth, Chief Technical Officer. "It’s powerful. Our 300 hp power rating is continuous. Peak power is fun for 10 seconds, but you need more. The Storm is very responsive. It’s reliable. And it’s easy to install."
The Inboard Breeze 120+hp is a game-changing electric motor system with unequalled continuous power and torque for its size. Built for versatility, it performs for diverse boat types and sizes (20 to 50 feet) from small, fast planing hull boats to larger, slower moving displacement boats and yachts. Its adaptability gives it immense appeal in recreational as well as within commercial segments, including tourism and aquaculture.
"The release of the Breeze is a very important milestone for us, addressing a major void in the electric propulsion market. Since the beginning of Evoy there has been a big ask for this size, so we are excited to have it available. Since it fits in both smaller planing hull boats and larger displacement boats, this is a true gamechanger, where we allow a whole new segment of boaters to go fossil-fuel free and enjoy the silence of irresistible boating" says Leif Stavøstrand, CEO.
Electric advantages: emission-free, low maintenance, high-ROI, instant torque, & easy charging
Both plug-and-play inboard motor systems are built from the ground up to utilize all the advantages of mechanically simplified, low-maintenance electrification and come with a control system that provides remote support.
Both deliver the overarching benefit of high ROI and reduced long-term costs, demonstrating that profitability and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They showcase the electric advantage of jumping to planing speed with instant torque, as well as the undeniable quiet of an electric system.
The Storm charges with 20kW marina shore power cable while the Breeze charges with a 6kW. They can also be hooked up to a DC supercharger for a 0-80% boost in just 45 minutes. The Storm is built around 800-volt battery technology; the Breeze utilizes 400-volt.
Voyaging beyond with enhanced battery options
In addition to expanding its motor line, Evoy is supplementing its battery selection by working with additional suppliers, with the net result of offering more options for power density, range, and price as customers design their individual system to meet their boating needs.
Evoy already offers the 56 kWh (available energy) Evoy DNV type-approved batteries. While some of customers and their boat types require DNV certification, others do not. An alternative battery option delivers strategic advantages for more segments.
The new 69 kWh (available energy) Evoy CE-approved batteries are a strong addition to Evoy’s product options and electric motor configurations due to their significantly higher energy density, which delivers approximately 20% longer range. The Evoy CE battery also has a lower price point — €5000 lower than the Evoy DNV.
New horizons: Evoy integrates range extenders for increased operational distance
Whether it’s a commercial vessel on a long haul or a recreational boat on a family holiday, boat owners sometimes need more range than their battery provides. After successful test-runs providing a generator set/range extender to existing customers such as SINTEF Ocean, a research vessel in Trondheim, Evoy is also offering extended range capabilities to all current and future boat owners.
The integration between Evoy’s electric motor system and SINTEF’s 6-kW gen-set worked straight out the box. Range extenders up to 20 kVa/kW are plug and play, while larger gen-sets can also be connected. Evoy is agnostic to range extender brand type. As always, the most streamlined solution is flexible, not one-size-fits-all.