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First electric model from Iguana Yachts

Iguana Yachts is to build its first electric amphibious model, the latest technological move from the boatbuilder.

The Iguana Bow Rider Electric will be equipped with Evoy Storm 300hp outboard motor.

The motor is a plug-and-play powertrain solution that has instant torque, enabling a boat to plane quickly.

The design is suitable for fresh or saltwater and the system comes with a choice of battery packs, fast charging options, and a touchscreen.

“When I launched Iguana Yachts, 15 years ago, I thought that there were no reasons for boats not to be able to be launched or retrieved on their own. This has been an incredible challenge, but we dealt with it successfully,” explained Antoine Brugidou, Iguana Yachts founder.

“In the same way, 20 years ago scepticism about electric mobility was dominant in the car industry and finally it is happening at scale today in the world.

Iguana Yachts electric Bow Rider will be equipped with an Evoy Storm motor. Image courtesy Iguana Yachts
Iguana Yachts electric Bow Rider will be equipped with an Evoy Storm motor. Image courtesy Iguana Yachts

“Similarly, this new challenge will hit the nautical industry and we, Iguana Yachts, want to be a key player in this transformation.

“Our new Bow Rider is the first step in the direction of carbon free motorboats.”

The boat has been ordered by a private client to be used on a lake in East Europe where thermic engines are not allowed.

The Bow Rider has an overall length of 30ft and a 10ft beam.

Features include a large and protective windshield with an open door.

“This boat is the fruit of the pioneering vision of our founder, Antoine Brugidou, who for many years has worked to offer our customers a completely carbon-free solution and with multidisciplinary skills of our teams,” explained Iguana MD Julien Poirier.

“In addition to the integration of an electrical system, all of the company’s technical teams – composites, mechanics, naval architecture, supply chain and production – worked together to offer this new model.”

He added: “Iguana’s DNA is to offer boat enthusiasts unique technological solutions that improve their daily lives. With this boat which requires no infrastructure and which emits no CO2, I believe that we have succeeded in our challenge of making the most sustainable boat in the world.”


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