The “Mayla fortyfour” is coming – the electric offshore motorboat with a top speed of 70 knots
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Mayla Yacht, a new shipyard based in Hamburg, presented at the last iteration of the Cannes Yachting Festival, its future gem, the “Mayla fortyfour” an electric offshore motorboat to be released in 2023.
The two brand founders, Cristopher Gelsdorf and Olivier Arnault, met for the first time during the optimisation process of the first wind power park in the North Sea, a hundred kilometres off the coast of Germany, and now, ten years later, they have decided to work together to create a motorboat, “like no other, incredibly fast, ecological, and perfect for the best cocktail parties in the bay”.
With these traits, which they intend to mix with technological innovation and fun, the electric offshore motorboat project began, with plans to have a hybrid version, and a minimalist yet vivid design. A sort of modern and powerful dart, which will exploit hydro and aero dynamics to reach a maximum speed of 70 knots and a range of 270 nautical miles (at its cruising speed of 30 knots).
The hull, light and resistant, will have a skin of pre-impregnated carbon fibre epoxy to protect a sandwich of carbon fibre foam: a construction technique which has, up until now, been used in the aeronautical industry and for a few racing sail boats. As it requires less resin it creates a lighter vessel, increasing speed, without losing resistance.
The engineers working on the electric offshore motorboat project have been working on a very robust structure, even though it has a total weight of 1.5 tonnes. In addition the shell will use the Petestep patent, deflectors that direct water spray to the stern and down, reducing attrition and improving stability, with an increase in the vessel’s autonomy and energy savings of up to 35% compared to traditional solutions. A choice that for the owner, translates into comfortable and fluid driving.
The electric propulsion, through two dual-core electric motors coupled with a competition-level hi-tech inverter (for a total of 1600hp), will use a patented tunnel propeller capable of increasing thrust and further reducing water resistance, improving the motorboat’s manoeuvrability in tight curves and streamlining performance and acceleration.
In this extremely advanced scenario there is also space for design and a touch of Made in Italy: the interior and exterior seating, completely customisable, will be upholstered in Alcantara, a fabric created through certified Carbon Neutral processes since 2009.