HEEG _ WaterWorld will broaden its range of electric inboard motors. The company says that as of February, it will market a parallel hybrid propulsion unit linked to the shaft below with a belt drive.
When powered by diesel, a controller monitors battery output and may charge the electric engine. The latter is available in 4, 7.5 and 10 kW versions for boats up to 12m. (40ft.). WaterWorld Electronics develops its own hardware and software to produce a dependable, quiet alternative to fossil fuel propulsion.
In 2018, WaterWorld Electronics and De Stille Boot (‘The Silent Boat) struck a partnership under which the former handles production and R & D and the latter is responsible for sales and service. WaterWorld engines come in fully electric or hybrid versions of up to 10 kW.
In the 2nd half of 2019, WaterWorld Electronics plans to launch a fixed and steerable saildrive engine for boats of up to 10m. (33ft.). Prices of WaterWorld inboard drive and parallel hybrid engines range from 2900 to 4600 euros.