Advances in propulsion have stagnated in the US as the recreational marine industry remains inexplicably tied to fossil fuels. Diesel engine suppliers stay one step ahead of ever-changing emission standards and every year outboards simply ship with greater horsepower. With sales at record levels, manufacturers have little incentive to bring revolutionary ideas to market. Nova Luxe Yachts pursues an alternate—and highly innovative—path. It takes 35'–50' power catamarans and converts them to all-electric, going all-in on the future of boating and disrupting an entire industry along the way.
The Nova Luxe catamaran uses proven Torqeedo Deep Blue inboard motors. Vibration-free and whisper-quiet, they're paired with BMW i3 batteries charged by a massive rooftop solar array, small generator or shore power. At higher speeds and longer distances, emissions are negligible and zero for typical day cruises. The combination of technologies offers virtually unlimited range. It introduces a new autonomy that makes long-distance cruising without refueling a reality.
"Innovation tends to stifle when sales are strong," said Marc Hawxhurst, Nova Luxe Yachts president. "That's what's happened to boatbuilding in the US. But in Europe, new technologies are taking the marine industry by storm. We're bringing that forward-looking attitude to American shores in the form of environmental consciousness vessels with long-range performance at displacement speeds and unprecedented luxury." Nova Luxe Yachts works with Aquila Yachts, Aspen Power, Bavaria, Fountaine Pajot, Havana, Leopard and Maine Cat catamarans.
"We're excited by the upcoming launch of our Nova Luxe Aquila 44," continued Hawxhurst. "The fit and finish of this boat are unmatched and deserving of a buyer who appreciates craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and independence." The boat will debut on June 1 at the Westshore Yacht Club in Tampa.
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