The companies MOLABO GmbH and SEAMACHINE GmbH announce a long-term strategic partnership. The declared goal is to electrify the northern German boat market.
MOLABO GmbH produces the first electric drives that deliver high performance at safe-to-touch voltages of 48 Volts. MOLABO’s series product is a 48 V electric drive with a rated power of 50 kW called ISCAD V50.
“I am pleased that we have found a strong partner in SEAMACHINE GmbH, which is represented in northern Germany with various brands in the aluminium boat segment”, says Adrian Patzak, Managing Director of MOLABO GmbH. This means we can get our ISCAD V50 drive onto the water quickly and have a local sales partner.
The boat specialists at SEAMACHINE GmbH say: “We have been looking for a suitable electric drive for our boats for a long time because we see that there is a steadily increasing demand for quiet and environmentally friendly motors in the marine market. The 48 Volt concept of the ISCAD drive convinced us immediately. Due to the safe-to-touch voltage of 48 Volt, the motors are easy to install without high-voltage safety measures and require only little maintenance. The short maintenance intervals that are common with outboard motors are no longer necessary. The drive is fail-safe and with the integrated controller very compact.” The two companies are starting the new season with great motivation. A joint trade fair appearance at the outdoor fair ANCORA Marina in Neustadt on the occasion of the Ancora Yacht Festival is also part of it.
“With a first demo boat we offer test drives in Hamburg, because that convinces customers immediately”, says SEAMACHINE GmbH. “This year we will test a prototype in the Wadden Sea for our ferry services from Norddeich to the East Frisian Islands and next season the quiet and low-maintenance boats are already scheduled for regular operation.”
In addition to the drive, MOLABO GmbH also offers the option of a flexibly configurable kit, which contains everything from the battery to the drive that is necessary for the efficient and reliable propulsion of an electric boat. “Soon we also want to offer ISCAD for other power classes than 50 kW”, reports Adrian Patzak.
Soon there will be environmentally friendly, quiet and low-maintenance alternatives to the current combustion engines in the boat sector. Environmental protection and efficient operation go hand in hand here.