Porsche and Frauscher have partnered to develop an electric sports boat, incorporating technology from the upcoming Porsche Macan EV.
Frauscher, with a history of producing electric boats since 1955, is joining forces with Porsche to advance the electric boating sector. Stefan Frauscher, the company founder’s grandson, emphasized the growing importance of electric propulsion in the boating industry. Electric boats are valued by customers for their quiet operation, emissions-free nature, and reliability.
The electric boat maintains the same dimensions as the 585 daycruiser (8.67 meters in length and 2.49 meters in width) but incorporates components from the forthcoming Porsche Macan EV, set to launch next year.
This electric boat utilizes Porsche’s adapted drive technology initially designed for future road vehicles. This technology is built on the Porsche PPE platform, which will serve as the foundation for the Macan EV.
It includes an electric motor with a 400 kW power limit, a 100 kWh battery borrowed from the Macan, and power electronics. The battery is positioned under the boat’s rear lounge area, with Porsche adding a waterproof enclosure to protect the motor from the elements.
The boat also offers various drive modes similar to Porsche’s vehicles, such as Docking, Range, Sport, and Sport Plus, enhancing its versatility and usability.