After introducing the first jet tender to the world in 1991 and completely revamping the landscape of the luxury yacht tender through its Avon brand for over 20 years, Zodiac Nautic is doubling down on its commitment to keep exploring the future of the boating industry.
Together with Germany-based Torqeedo, Avon has developed the eJET 450, a 100 percent electric tender that solves the most pressing problems faced by yacht owners: carrying fuel for tenders, changing oil, dealing with reliability issues and costly maintenance.
These tenders are equipped with the most advanced 55 kW Deep Blue electric motor from Torqeedo and the latest generation of automotive battery (30.5 kWh used in the BMW i3). The eJET gets 90 minutes of range at 23 knots (7 hours at 5 knots) and achieves a max speed of 31 knots thanks to its Hydrojet technology. The eJET products also carry connected capabilities allowing them to be maintained and upgraded directly through the internet.
Avon eJETs feature hypalon fabric, electrically-retractable seats by Serge Ferrari with a quilted finish sewn by hand in France. The range is entirely customizable with hundreds of options available.
“Throughout its 120 years of history, Zodiac Nautic Group and its brands have collectively invented the inflatable boat, the RIB and the inflatable jet tender. We’re always looking for what will come next in the boating industry and seek the best partners to make that happen. Torqeedo was the clear choice from the get-go on the eJET project” claims Dominique Heber-Suffrin, President of Zodiac Nautic Group.
Dr. Christoph Ballin, Co-founder and CEO of Torqeedo adds: “Avon’s eJET tender marks the arrival of clean and quiet electric mobility in the luxury tender segment. It’s a gorgeous product and we are proud to support it.”