Oftentimes, a motorized boat ripping through calm water feels a bit oxymoronic.
Should one really interrupt the silent majesty of nature with a boat that runs on a loud, smoggy, gas-powered motor?
Answering that question, and honorably so: the electric Q30 motorboat from Q Yachts.
Powered by an Oceanvolt AXC20 electric motor and clad in glass fiber skin, the Q30 looks the part of a getaway boat in a Mediterranean heist flick. Able to push 15 knots with a respectable cruising speed of 9 knots, the no-emissions vehicle also makes approximately zero noise. See (and hear very little) for yourself here.
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Bonus? There’s a gorgeous cabin below deck with a buttery soft bed. Figures to be fairly quiet down there, too.
Find more info on the boat, which has been barnstorming European trade shows this summer, here.
Images: Q Yachts