Exploring how Evoy´s electric propulsion for boats helps tour operators become more sustainable, while reducing operating costs, and enhancing customers’ experience.
Imagine sailing silently from your harbor with an electric boat full of eager passengers ready to explore. You accelerate to cruising speed. The absence of exhaust fumes and motor noise makes it easy for the passengers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural scenery. In the quiet, the group can interact with one another as well as the boat operator, enjoying the rhythmic sound of water splashing against the hull.
As regulations banning carbon emissions on waterways increase, and more and more people choose sustainable tourism, electric boating becomes the only viable answer. At Evoy, accelerating the transition to emission-free boating is top priority, and we are here to facilitate the shift.
Investing in an emission-free electric boat motor system has a positive impact on the environment that tourists come to experience. It delivers positive long-term economic impact for owners and operators. It enhances the tourism experience with quiet and comfort. Sustainable tourism benefits all the stakeholders.
Evoy helps boat businesses stay at the forefront of sustainable tourism. We have worked with many tourism businesses to electrify their fleet, including the Bonseye family fjord tour business in Hellesylt, Norway. Bonseye operates two electric hyfoil RIBs — Grøn Kraft and Grøn Vilje — powered by Evoy’s Outboard Breeze 120+ hp electric motor system. The boats can reach a top speed of 35 knots and a range of approximately 18 nm at 20 knots with a 12-person load.
‘Most people want electric tours, so if they can have electric tours, they will choose electric tours,’ said Bonseye owner Frank Ole Bonsaksen. ‘There isn’t any noise like from a petrol engine. There is no smell. They can listen to the birds. They love it.’
Adopting Evoy’s electric boat motor systems also delivers economic advantages.
‘Of course, electric boat tours also have an economical side,’ said Bonsaksen. ‘We take in the investment by saving on fuel costs. Electric boats are super cheap on energy use.’
Take a voyage with us and discover why choosing Evoy’s electric propulsion systems can be a game-changer for your tourism boat business.
Image: Bonseye guided RIB-tours can now offer two electric boats Powered by Evoy.
Boat tours bring people closer to nature. Much of tourism, especially in Norway, is dedicated to being able to experience the wilderness. We all know that to continue to enjoy nature, we need to take care of it.
Figure 1: Using a case study of a boat owner transporting tourists through the Norwegian fjords.
Sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive. In fact, sustainable tourism is potentially more profitable than traditional tourism. Switching to an electric boat motor helps reduce costs over the long term and has a high ROI. It can even supply extra income.
Figure 2: Yearly Operating costs based on 500 yearly operating hours (averaging 1.3 hours per day), and local pricing for electricity and fuel.
Figure 3: Return on investment of electric propulsion compared to ICE motor based on 500 yearly operating hours (averaging 1.3 hours per day), and local pricing for electricity and fuel.
Happy customers are key to any kind of tourism, and sustainable tourism is no different. Improving the sensory experience will help attract more visitors.
Image: Tourists prefer to go on electric boat tours because they can hear the sound of nature and be able to talk instead of shouting to be able to hear each other.
Choosing Evoy’s electric boat motors for your tourist boat not only aligns with the global shift towards sustainability but also offers significant economic advantages and enhanced passenger comfort. At Evoy, we combine decades of boating experience with a passion for ensuring that future generations can have as much fun on the water as we do. We are passionate about revolutionizing the marine industry with our innovative, high-performance electric propulsion solutions.
You benefit from our expertise, comprehensive customer service, and a community of like-minded boat operators committed to sustainability. To see the variety of boats already powered by Evoy, you can visit the gallery here.
If you can’t find the boat that fits your needs, just get in touch. We can discuss how to customize a boat and an electric motor system solution for you, together.
Image: Electric Evoy Breeze 120hp outboard motor system
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