Porsche has teamed up with the Austrian Frauscher Shipyard to create an exclusive electric sports boat in a collaborative effort. Measuring 8.67 meters in length and 2.49 meters in width, the Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air is based on the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air daycruiser, and comes equipped with the state-of-the-art automotive drive technology of the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) on which the future all-electric Macan will be based as the first Porsche model, including the 100 kWh lithium-ion battery.
“We stand for state-of-the-art, high-performance and sustainable luxury – and we are redefining this concept. Our goal is to inspire our customers and make their dreams come true. The Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air, like our sports cars, offers exceptional performance and luxury experiences,” says Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT at Porsche AG.
“Electric drives are also increasingly important in our industry as well. On the one hand, they are increasingly enjoying more social acceptance, and on the other our customers are very happy about the advantages of electromobility, namely that it’s quiet, odourless and reliable,” says Stefan Frauscher, CEO responsible for Marketing & Sales at the Frauscher Shipyard. “Founded by my grandfather in 1927, the Frauscher Shipyard has been building electric boats since 1955. The collaboration with Porsche gives us the opportunity to build on our leading role in this area within the industry. Additionally, both companies have very similar values, are family-run, and focus on innovation, design and quality.”
The new boat will feature a nine-seat configuration, just like the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air it is based on, a generous lounge area with two comfortable sun pads, two bimini tops for shade, a refrigerator, a premium sound system, and Porsche-designed seats and upholstery. The delivery of 25 units of the first edition of the electric boat is planned to commence in 2024. However, pricing details have not been disclosed at this time, we’ll keep you updated, so stay tuned.
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