After they found alternative use in boats of swedish producer Nimbus, also the american producer Hinckley decided to use BMW i3's batteries in its motorboats.

Hinckley decided to build BMW' batteries in its Dasher powerboat. We are talking about 8,6 meters long retro designed gliser, which can boast with the fact, that it's first high end boat entirely powered by electricity. Its body is completely made from a combination of carbon fibers and plastics and more complicated parts of upper deck were produced with the help of 3D printing. Also the floor and dashboard are made from the same material, but have wooden cover.

The use of light material helped to lower total weight of the boat, which also made possible to use electric powertrain. It is not entirely the same as in BMW i3, but was modified by Torpedo company. Batteries got water sealing and 40 precent more capacity. With 80 kWh they can power two electric motors with system power of 120 kW for aproximately 35 nautical miles or 64 kilometers and with the speeds up to 23,8 nautical miles per hour. Batteries can be recharged in about 4 hours when using two 50 A chargers.

Sept. 23, 2017 Living photo: Hinckley

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