Hanse Yachts is well known for its power of innovation and entrepreneurial courage. Under the motto “Breaking Rules. Setting Trends” many new developments have been presented over the years which made the brand so unique.
At the boot 2017 Hanse Yachts presents the Hanse 315 e-motion rudder drive, which revolutionizes the way sailing yachts are propelled. The Hanse 315 e-motion rudder drive was developed by Hanse Yachts in cooperation with Jefa and Torqeedo and has an electric engine, which not only replaces the diesel engine and its components but also the complete saildrive. A 4 kW electric engine and a folding propeller have been integrated into the rudder shaft of the Hanse 315. The advantage of this system is the significantly improved maneuverability as well as the emission-free and almost silent propulsion.
The integrated engine in the rudder directs the thrust into the respective direction of the rudder. The extended rudder angle of 100 degrees in total allows the Hanse 315 with e-motion rudder drive to turn from standstill around her own axis - forward as well as backward. When docking or leaving parallel to the pier, the stern of the yacht can be pulled precisely to the dock, which is particularly advantageous in strong winds and narrow ports.
Further advantages of the new Hanse 315 e-motion rudder drive are:
- 100 kg less weight - No opening in the hull for the saildrive, less drag when sailing - No noise - No diesel smell - Low maintenance (simple system, less moving parts) - The batteries can be recharged at the dock
The system consists of two to four lithium ion batteries, which propel the yacht at smooth sea and 4.5 knots up to 30 nautical miles. At lower speeds, the range is extended significantly. The maximum speed is 6.1 knots and thereby not much less than with the conventional diesel engine. With the integrated quick-chargers, the new Hanse 315 e-motion rudder drive is fully recharged in just 3 hours and ready for the next emission-free adventure.