Renowned Yacht Builder Hinckley Unveiled the World’s First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht
Hinckley, the distinguished New England builder of fine yachts, continues its legacy of craftsmanship and innovation by unveiling the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht – Dasher.
With fully electric propulsion, the soundless Dasher produces zero emissions. Without sacrificing capability, the vessel maintains the superior performance and handling that have earned Hinckley admiration from sailors and yachtsmen around the world.
Designed with a carbon-epoxy composite hull shape, titanium hardware and hand-painted Artisanal Teak, the ultra-lightweight vessel is the lightest Hinckley ever.
Along with modern styling and signature touches of teak, Dasher features new high-tech touchscreen controls and a retractable windshield. In order to achieve this lithe, sophisticated construction, each piece – from the hardware to the console – has been meticulously created using advanced 3D printing technology.
Dasher powers her 28 feet 6 inches with twin 80hp electric motors and dual BMW i3 lithium ion batteries, delivering unbelievably silent propulsion. This electric-powered yacht charges twice as fast as most plug-in electric cars. A full charge is reached in under four hours with dual 50amp charging, which is a standard on most docks.
Cruising speed is 10mph with fast cruising at 18-27 mph. The range reaches 40 miles at cruising speed, and 20-25 miles at fast cruising speeds.
As on all Hinckley Yachts, a shallow draft allows boaters to explore places that would be inaccessible on other yachts, making the Dasher suitable for day boaters as well as superyacht owners.
Without compromising aesthetic or functionality, this clean-powered luxury yacht is effortlessly suited for comfort. The touch screen panel makes navigating and controlling the yacht simple, while the open layout allows for numerous possible configurations for guests. Noiseless propulsion, zero emissions and minimal time at the fueling dock offer a superb experience on the water.
“Since 1928, Hinckley has pioneered beautiful, timeless, and highly innovative yachts. We have a long tradition of innovation in pursuit of the perfect yachting experience.” Peter O’Connell, President and CEO of The Hinckley Company.
With a combination of well-honored heritage, iconic design and cutting-edge technology, Hinckley’s Dasher achieves a new standard of excellence with modern touches and fully electric propulsion.