Evoy & Hurtigruten Expeditions Collaborate To Electrify Tender Boats In Norway

In a press launch cited partly under, Evoy — delivering highly effective 100% electrical motor techniques for quick and highly effective boats between 20 and 50 ft — reveals as soon as once more that the electrification of the marine business is ripe for enlargement. It takes some hands-on expertise to actually perceive how electrification on this area is even potential, which is why I went to Norway in December to check out Evoy’s vary of merchandise myself. So, to me it’s no shock that Norway’s Hurtigruten has made the selection to work with Evoy on this endeavor. It simply is smart. Hurtigruten based its expedition cruising in 1896. Right this moment, it’s the world’s largest and main expedition cruise line.

Picture credit score: Evoy & Hurtigruten

First Electrical Excessive-Energy Tender Boats for Expedition Cruises

Evoy has introduced a collaboration with Norwegian journey journey operator Hurtigruten Expeditions to impress the primary “ship to shore” and wildlife-spotting tender boats. The tenders, custom-built for Hurtigruten’s expedition cruising, are the primary of their form, with enough vary to ship excursions in among the most distant locations on this planet.

Introduced by Hurtigruten Group as a part of their 2022 annual Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) report, the brand new revolutionary tender boats are designed for excursions from expedition ships in Arctic and Antarctic waters, and in all areas in between the poles.

The electrical tenders can carry as much as 20 visitors, together with scientific & safety-related gear, to be used on landings and punctiliously deliberate day journeys that allow visitors to expertise locations in an intimate and sustainable means.

Iain McNeill, SVP Operations at Hurtigruten Expeditions, says: “We’re very proud to be the primary business expedition cruise fleet to supply this ground-breaking expertise enabling silent and emission-free excursions with minimal disturbance to native wildlife. It’s an innovation collaboration primarily based on our aligned dedication to security and sustainability.”

Picture credit score: Evoy & Hurtigruten

Evoy units the business normal with its pioneering inboard and outboard electrical motor techniques, providing unparalleled flexibility, ease of use, and energy output. As battery expertise continues to advance, Evoy’s motors have gotten more and more environment friendly, enabling boats to sail longer distances with ease.

“We’re excited to associate with Hurtigruten Expeditions on their path to Internet Zero,” mentioned Leif A. Stavøstrand, CEO Evoy, including, “we each share a elementary respect for nature and a powerful dedication to defending our oceans by making certain emissions don’t make it into the environment.”

Picture credit score: Evoy & Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten Expeditions will introduce the primary electrical tender boats on expedition cruises with MS Otto Sverdrup alongside the Norwegian coast this season.


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