Torqeedo powers all-electric harbor water clean-up boat

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The world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbors has been unveiled by EFINOR’s Sea Cleaner subsidiary at the International Nautic Boat Show in Paris-Porte de Versailles.

The Waste Cleaner 66 is powered by a Torqeedo 25kW Deep Blue motor with a 40kWh Deep Blue battery, which provides up to eight hours of endurance at a cleaning speed of 2kts.

“The Waste Cleaner 66 boat is an ideal platform for electrification,” said Dr Christoph Ballin, CEO Torqeedo. “The Deep Blue electric motor provides the low-speed torque and maneuverability 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 vessel is a 6m (20ft) aluminum boat, built at EFINOR’s shipyard in Paimpol, and is designed for operation in inland waterways, harbors and coastal waters, including jetties and tight corners where access is difficult. The versatile platform can conduct suction at halt or when moving, either forward or in reverse. It can be trailered for road transportation and has a single point of lifting for easy launching and recovery.

“We believe that acting locally is acting sustainably,” said Benjamin Lerondeau, CEO EFINOR Sea Cleaner. “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

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