On November 17, 2021 in Amsterdam, IBI and METS Trade recognized the successful collaboration between EXCESS Catamarans, Torqeedo and ZF for the EXCESS 15 prototype version unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
This sailing catamaran is equipped with Torqeedo’s flagship Deep Blue Hybrid propulsion system, mounted on ZF Saildrive transmission systems. With such an innovative project, EXCESS took a distinctive step within the sailing catamaran market towards electric propulsion, efficient onboard energy management and achieved overall savings on fossil fuel consumption.
The EXCESS 15 prototype, called “E’Lab”, already sailed over 3,000 nautical miles during 3 months to test the technical solutions, try different configurations of propellers and run its hydro-generation tests. Some of the findings are eloquent both in terms of performance delivered by the Torqeedo electric engines and also of hydro-generation, i.e. the ability for the boat to generate power when sailing.
This experience and the results of the tests are shared through EXCESS unique online platform, the EXCESS Lab, the first online community developed by a boat builder to connect with sailors to exchange views and ideas on catamaran design.
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About Groupe Beneteau
A global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, thanks to its Boat division’s 10 brands, offers nearly 150 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Through its Boating Solutions division, Groupe Beneteau is also present in the boat club, charter, marina, digital and financing sectors.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group’s Housing division (IRM, O'HARA, COCO Sweet) offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and practicality.
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the Group employs 7,600 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy, Portugal and China.
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