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Cholamark goes electric

MARINE: Renowned Phuket boatbuilder Cholamark Boat Co Ltd has taken a leap into the future in local boating and is presenting at the Thailand Yacht Show this week rigid-inflatable boats (RIBs) with electric outboard engines made by Torqeedo in Germany.


By The Phuket News

Friday 23 February 2018, 03:33PM


Highfield OM 390 model with 20 HP electric outboard engine.

Highfield OM 390 model with 20 HP electric outboard engine.

“Our Highfielfd tenders with Hypalon tubes and aluminium hulls are a perfect match for this new generation of outboard engines,” notes Cholamark company owner and founder Hans Martin.

“At the Thailand Yacht Show at Ao Po Grand Marina (on Feb 22-25) from 3pm till 6pm visitors will have the opportunity to test our tenders with Torqeedo electric outboard engines, powered by state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries made in Germany,” he added.

The batteries can be charged by shore power or by solar energy, Mr Martin notes.

“One of our boats at the show features a bimini top with eight solar panels generating sufficient power to run a 3hp electric outboard engine,” he explained.

New Paths Retreat

“We are also presenting a powerful Cholamark-built 7.2m RIB with two 200hp gasoline outboard engines. This boat is a perfect choice for commercial operators looking for a chase or rescue boat,” Mr Martin explained.

“In an emergency situation when only one of its 200hp outboard engines is working, the boat will still reach a top speed of 37 knots,” he added.


The Cholamark booth at the Thailand Yacht Show is at A9. Tenders for trials are at berth Z1. The Phuket News is a proud media partner of the Thailand Yacht Show.

 

 

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