The 305 Coupe E-power launched at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in late January.

Swedish boat maker Nimbus has launched an electric-powered motor boat designed for Europe’s inland waterways.

The 305 Coupe E-power is based on the company’s successful diesel-powered 305 coupe it debuted in Dusseldorf in 2015.

The boat only reaches a top speed of six knots, but it’s designed to be environmentally friendly and meets Europe’s strict environmental regulations.

Jan Erik Lindström, managing director of Nimbus said: “We have worked pro-actively on environmental aspects in all parts of our operation at Nimbus for a long time and we take our responsibility for the environment very seriously.”


The boat is fitted with a Torqeedo Deep Blue i1800 motor with two 12.8kw high voltage batteries totalling 25.6kw.

A full charge for the dual battery setup takes eight hours and gives a maximum cruising range of 37 nautical miles at a speed of 3.5 knots. The range can be effectively doubled by adding a second set of batteries.

Jonas Göthberg, marketing manager at Nimbus, said: “Top speed is not a factor in this kind of boat and she should not be compared with other motorboats. A better comparison could be made with sailboats or gigs that glide along slowly and quietly. In our opinion a speed of 5 to 6 knots provides the optimal combination of speed and good range.”

A picture gallery of the boat can be viewed below.

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