The eJET Concept
Together with Germany-based company Torqeedo, Avon have developed the eJET concept, a 100% electric tender that solves the most pressing problems faced by yacht owners: carrying fuel for tenders, changing oil, dealing with reliability issues and costly maintenance. The eJET concept has performed admirably in testing, both in terms of performance and reliability, leading Avon and Torqeedo to further collaborate on a commercial range of eJETs that will be available for sale in 2019.
These tenders will be equipped with the most advanced 80hp electric engine from Torqeedo and the latest-generation automotive battery (32kWh as used in the BMW i3). Based on early testing, the eJET will have a 90-minute range in normal use and achieve a maximum speed of 26 knots thanks to its new hull technology.
Avon eJETs will feature carbon-textured Hypalon fabric, upholstery by Serge Ferrari with a quilted finish sewn by hand in France, and leather-wrapped handles as used in the personal aeroplane industry.