Avon has a great idea for its new RIB: It’s all-electric, powered by an 80-hp Torqueedo Deep Blue Electric Motor paired to jet drives on an all-new hull. For cruisers who might want to use the new 14’ 8” RIB as a dink, this they won’t have to worry about fuel or oil – or making any noise in the harbor, for that matter.
The new Avon e-JET has a 32 kWh BMW battery, the same one used in BMW’s i3 Cars. It gives the e-JET up to 90 minutes of running time at a top speed of 26 knots (with two people on board), and seven hours at 5 or 6 knots.
Avon has outfitted the e-JET with some luxurious touches, including upholstery designed by Serge Ferrari; the quilted fabric is hand-sewn in France. For proven durability, it has Avon’s Hypalon fabric on the hull, to resist UV rays and extreme temperatures. And the e-JET is not without a high-tech touch. You can monitor the RIB’s position and battery condition on your smartphone.
The new Avon e-Jet will be on display at the Miami International Boat Show.
For more: http://avonmarine.com