Yamaha Maritime released its HARMO electrical outboard program to the U.S. sector through the 2021 Intercontinental Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida.
Coupling a 48-volt power source with a substantial-produce, low-drag 3.7-kilowatt motor, HARMO’s rim-drive electric motor and specially encased impeller supply an remarkable 225 lbs . of static thrust – the equivalent of a typical 9.9-horsepower fuel-powered motor. Run moments count on battery sort, size, configuration and operational parameters.
Though rim travel motors have been deployed for thrusters and other maritime programs, this is the first application in an outboard motor.
“HARMO is the excellent technique for horsepower or interior-combustion limited waterways. Ultimately, it is up to our boat builder buyers to choose how to integrate it into their boats, and we are eager to see the final result,” explained Ben Speciale, president, Yamaha Maritime U.S. Enterprise Unit.
The method includes Helm Master EX procedure controls (which includes the joystick) for uncomplicated, intuitive procedure in a cleanse, quiet method. HARMO also characteristics integrated Digital Electrical Steering (DES), and a 140-degree full steering angle, combining robust, clean acceleration with incredibly sharp handling and management. The handle method can rotate a one-engine boat inside its duration and makes it possible for for true lateral operation in twin configuration. On top of that, its extreme 74-degree tilt angle allows keeps the impeller apparent of the drinking water when not in use.
The motor gives just about silent operation, speedy response, crisp and extraordinary maneuvering, and easy-to-realize and function controls. Readily available in solitary or twin configurations, the HARMO motor unit weighs 121 pounds and the procedure can successfully maneuver boats up to 32 toes in most problems.
The most current product or service to emerge from Yamaha’s CommandBlue engineering and structure philosophy, HARMO combines highly developed propulsion technological know-how, environmental consciousness, future eyesight and established joystick management to present significant thrust and maneuverability
Yamaha’s CommandBlue philosophy drives the design and development of new, related technologies and technological know-how-centered merchandise from the consumer’s viewpoint, specifically to simplify boating and instill deep inner thoughts of confidence, fulfillment, and excitement while on the drinking water.
Deriving its identify from the harmony that exists among a vessel, its propulsion program, its travellers and the surroundings, HARMO is obtainable as a result of boat builders only and in European markets now. U.S. availability is anticipated in 18 months.