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Evoy and Platypus to develop electric powered semi-submersible craft

Electric motor systems company Evoy and Platypus Craft have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop zero-emission, semi-submersible boats.

The partnership is set to expand sustainable boating and eco-tourism.

Under the agreement, Platypus will deploy twin Evoy Outboard Breeze 120+ hp electric motor systems in their Yacht Edition craft, set to be on the water early 2025.

The Platypus semi-submersible concept consists of a series of boats with catamaran hulls that all contain a basket to lower five passengers below the surface water to experience aquatic life.

The basket is equipped with easy-to-use breathing mechanisms eliminating the need for diving certifications.

This partnership will allow us to push the boundaries of what is possible in marine exploration.

François-Alexandre Bertrand

With a prototype already launched in the Mediterranean, Platypus has successfully demonstrated the boats’ use cases for ecotourism as well as marine research.

“By combining Evoy’s powerful electric motor systems and Platypus Craft’s innovative concept, it’s possible to explore nature without impacting it,” said Evoy co-founder and CEO Leif Stavøstrand.

“Together, we will create unforgettable and environmentally friendly experiences.”

The Evoy twin Outboard Breeze 120+ configuration has two 63KW batteries for a top speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots above water.

With the basket suspended, the boat can travel three to five knots, enabling passengers to observe and follow marine life unobtrusively over 30-80 nautical miles.

“We are excited to join forces with Evoy, a company that shares our values and vision for a sustainable future. This partnership will allow us to push the boundaries of what is possible in marine exploration,” said François-Alexandre Bertrand, Platypus Craft founder and CEO.

“Our partnership will enable enthusiasts to explore the wonders of the aquatic world without leaving a footprint, fostering a deeper connection between humanity and marine life.”

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