Nautor’s Swan, BMW and Torqeedo are combining forces to deliver a new high-performance and fossil fuel-free sailing experience. Torqeedo has developed an inboard version of its proven Cruise 10.0 electric drive system as auxiliary propulsion for the new ClubSwan 36 one-design racer by Nautor’s Swan.
The highly efficient, 20 horsepower equivalent Cruise 10.0 electric drive is clean, quiet and emission-free, powered by state-of-the-art lithium batteries with technology by BMW i. The propeller is retracted while racing but can be deployed while under sail.
“The innovative ClubSwan 36 is the optimal platform and Nautor’s Swan the ideal partner for this three-way cooperation to develop a zero-emission electric inboard system with a retractable prop.” said Dr. Christoph Ballin, CEO of Torqeedo.
“The innovative ClubSwan 36, together with the experience of Torqueedo with electric engines and the support of BMW for battery packs, will represent the beginning of a new era. We couldn’t find better partners to develop this project as we are all working towards reaching the best experience for our customers.”commented Enrico Chieffi, Nautor’s Swan Vice President.
The official debut of the exciting new ClubSwan 36 will be next May. In June the ClubSwan 36 will be on display in St Tropez during the Rolex Giraglia Cup and in July she will attend the Copa del Rey. After a stop over at the Genova Boat Show, a fleet of 5 ClubSwan 36s will officially race their first Swan One Design Event during the The Nations Trophy in Palma de Mallorca (October 8th/12th).