SCHIEDAM – VETUS has added the E-POD to its family of E-line electric propulsion solutions for the new build and refit sectors.

The Dutch developer, maker and marketeer of marine engines and peripheral gear, says the E-POD combines the motor, suspension, cooling, gearbox, clutch, propeller shaft and propeller all in one complete system.

This space-saving solution ensures there is no need for an engine box and propeller shaft through the boat. Open up the floor space and a completely new boat design is possible.

Acceleration with the E-POD motor is more powerful and faster than with a diesel engine. A gearbox and clutch are not required for the electric propulsion system. That means that when reversing the propeller, the complete high-speed electric motor must immediately stop and then rotate in the opposite direction.

To enable a quick reverse power maneuver, similar to when using a clutch, VETUS has developed Active Electronic Braking.

Providing full control of the boat, with direct movement and no delay, Active Electronic Braking for the E-POD enables the high torque of the electric motor to change the direction of rotation quickly and actively.

With Active Electronic Braking, it is possible to stop the boat within one boat length if necessary. The user has full control and experiences a familiar way of sailing, with the advantages of the electric motor with high starting torque.