EFINOR Sea Cleaner will be unveiling its Waste Cleaner 66 – said to be the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbours – at the Paris Nautic Boat Show.
The vessel is powered by a Torqeedo 25kW Deep Blue motor with a 40 kWh Deep Blue battery, which provides up to eight hours of endurance at a cleaning speed of two knots
The boat is designed for operation in inland waterways, harbours and coastal waters, including jetties and tight corners where access is difficult.
The six-metre aluminum boat, built at EFINOR’s shipyard in Paimpol, uses patented technology to retrieve up to 700 kg of solid waste and 1,000 litres of liquid waste, including hydrocarbons.
Benjamin Lerondeau, CEO of EFINOR Sea Cleaner, said: ‘Our teams have worked closely with Torqeedo’s engineers to create a highly efficient climate-neutral platform that meets the needs of harbors and marinas to maintain clean water while reducing their environmental impact.’
‘The Waste Cleaner 66 boat is an ideal platform for electrification,’ added Dr. Christoph Ballin, CEO Torqeedo. ‘The Deep Blue electric motor provides the low-speed torque and manoeuvrability needed to capture debris from the water while emitting no noise or exhaust fumes. We are getting substantial interest in electric power from other trash-removing vessel operators around the world.’
The week-long Paris Nautic Boat Show.which starts this Saturday (7 December),