The new ePropulsion OEM Pod Drive 10kW was unveiled at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show and has already been awarded the runner-up spot in the show’s Exhibitor Environmental Awards.
Designed to propel medium-sized yachts and sailboats up to 10 tonnes, the OEM Pod Drive 10kW is well suited for craft such as a 35ft sailing yacht and can be fitted as twin pods for larger boats and catamarans. Rated up to 1500rpm, it has an input power of 10kW that gives a comparable performance to a 30hp diesel inboard and is fitted with a durable three-blade aluminium propeller. The Pod Drive weighs just 39kg, and as it is an external pod drive, it just requires space for batteries and control panels.
Available with the option of a single or dual controller, it has a remote-control function and a docking mode. It has a separate smart touch screen display unit with backlighting that provides speed, battery output and range data, and can be integrated into NMEA 2000 systems.