“World’s first 100% electric charter fleet” launches in Norway
Slovenia’s Greenline Yachts has teamed up with Canal Boats Telemark AS in Norway, W-Yachts and Torqeedo to create what it describes as the “first 100% electric charter fleet in the world”. Canal Boats Telemark will operate six new Greenlines – two 33s and four 39s – from its base in southern Norway. All boats will be fitted with Greenline’s EDrive propulsion system, which was launched at boot Düsseldorf in 2019. Since then, full electric Greenlines have been sold all over the world including the US, Germany and Russia. The Greenline 33 and 39 can cruise silently and without any emissions at a speed of 7kt and to a top speed of 11kt. With their battery capacity of 80kWh, they have a range of up to 40Nm on a single charge.