Beneteau Launches Two Torqeedo-Powered Electric Sailing Yachts

First 44.

PHOTO BY GILLES MARTIN-RAGET

Oceanis 30.1

PHOTO BY JULIEN GAZEAU

Beneteau’s impressive new electric-powered Oceanis 30.1 and First 44 premiered at the Salon Nautic de Paris early in December, advancing Beneteau’s strategy focused on producing models that promote carbon-reduction and eco-friendliness.

“On the product development side, we are currently focused on reducing the environmental impact in two key areas: composite materials and propulsion systems,” explains Gianguido Girotti, boat division CEO of Groupe Beneteau.

Beneteau has once again partnered with Torqeedo for the new models. The First 44 is powered by a Torqeedo emission-free Cruise pod drive system and built with recyclable resin, and was recently honored with a Boat Builder Award for Environmental Improvement in Manufacturing Process.

“The partnership between Groupe Beneteau and Torqeedo continues to bring exciting new vessels to the marine market, expanding the opportunities for boaters to go 100% emission-free,” adds Fabian Bez, CEO of Torqeedo GmbH.

To learn more about Beneteau and its new electric models, visit beneteau-group.com/en/.

Source: https://lakelandboating.com/beneteau-launches-two-torqeedo-powered-electric-sailing-yachts/