Evoy & Hurtigruten Expeditions Collaborate To Electrify Tender Boats In Norway

In a press release cited in part below, Evoy — delivering powerful 100% electric motor systems for fast and powerful boats between 20 and 50 ft — shows once again that the electrification of the marine industry is ripe for expansion. It takes some hands-on experience to really understand how electrification in this domain is even possible, which is why I went to Norway in December to try out Evoy’s range of products myself. So, to me it’s no surprise that Norway’s Hurtigruten has made the choice to work with Evoy in this endeavor. It just makes sense. Hurtigruten founded its expedition cruising in 1896. Today, it’s the world’s largest and leading expedition cruise line.

Photo credit: Evoy & Hurtigruten

First Electric High-Power Tender Boats for Expedition Cruises

Evoy has announced a collaboration with Norwegian adventure travel operator Hurtigruten Expeditions to electrify the first “ship to shore” and wildlife-spotting tender boats. The tenders, custom-built for Hurtigruten’s expedition cruising, are the first of their kind, with sufficient range to deliver excursions in some of the most remote places in the world.

Announced by Hurtigruten Group as part of their 2022 annual Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) report, the new innovative tender boats are designed for excursions from expedition ships in Arctic and Antarctic waters, and in all regions in between the poles.

The electric tenders can carry up to 20 guests, along with scientific & safety-related equipment, for use on landings and carefully planned day trips that enable guests to experience destinations in an intimate and sustainable way.

Iain McNeill, SVP Operations at Hurtigruten Expeditions, says: “We are very proud to be the first commercial expedition cruise fleet to offer this ground-breaking technology enabling silent and emission-free excursions with minimal disturbance to local wildlife. It is an innovation collaboration based on our aligned commitment to safety and sustainability.”

Photo credit: Evoy & Hurtigruten

Evoy sets the industry standard with its pioneering inboard and outboard electric motor systems, offering unparalleled flexibility, ease of use, and power output. As battery technology continues to advance, Evoy’s motors are becoming increasingly efficient, enabling boats to sail longer distances with ease.

“We are excited to partner with Hurtigruten Expeditions on their path to Net Zero,” said Leif A. Stavøstrand, CEO Evoy, adding, “we both share a fundamental respect for nature and a strong commitment to protecting our oceans through ensuring emissions don’t make it into the atmosphere.”

Photo credit: Evoy & Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten Expeditions will introduce the first electric tender boats on expedition cruises with MS Otto Sverdrup along the Norwegian coast this season.


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