The new ePropulsion OEM Pod Drive 10kW has been unveiled at Southampton International Boat Show 2022 and has already been awarded the runner up spot in the Show’s Environmental Innovation Award.
Designed to propel medium sized yachts and sailboats up to 10 tonnes, the ePropulsion OEM Pod Drive 10kW is ideal for boats such as a 35’ sailing yacht and can be fitted as twin Pods for larger boats and catamarans.
Rated up to 1500 RPM, it has an input power of 10kW that gives a comparable performance to a 30hp diesel inboard and is fitted with a durable 3 blade 13”x11.3” aluminium propeller.
Compact and lightweight, it weighs just 39kg saving considerable space on board compared to a diesel engine. As it is an external pod drive, it just requires space for batteries and control panels, releasing considerable internal capacity for additional storage or cabin space.
Available with the option of a single or dual controller it has a remote control function and a docking mode. It has a 4.3’ separate smart touch screen display unit with back lighting, that provides speed, battery output, range data and it can be integrated into NMEA2000 systems.
The data from the OEM Pod Drive 10kW is integrated with the Boating Internet of Things (IoT) system developed by ePropulsion. Smart and customizable, this allows vessel owners, commercial, charter and yacht management companies the ability to remotely monitor and manage core functions. Real time data for speed, power, track, mileage, safety alarm and other functions are monitored via the internet. Data outputs can be customised and developed according to specific vessel projects or voyage requirements.
The OEM Pod Drive 10kW is designed specifically for boat builders and OEM’s and will be available via ePropulsion’s international distributor network. This new electric solution will be offered by ePropulsion together with customised battery options for the specific range, power and builders design specifications, suitable for new boat builds, owners’ requirements and electric conversions.