Developed by Sealence spa, DeepSpeed in an innovative electric thruster where jet and electric motor are integrated in the same device, permitting the installation of the whole propulsion out of the hull, directly exposed to the water flow.
The outboard installation allows increasing the space and the comfort onboard and implementing a series of fluid-dynamic innovations, inspired by the aeronautical industry, which allow reaching a much higher efficiency curve than standard motors solutions based on inboard propeller or waterjet.
The target of DeepSpeed technology is accompanying the energy transition of the whole naval sector, thanks to the powertrain that can be full electric or hybrid. Moreover, a SmartBox is available, able to control and to manage all energy flows of the components and of the jets installed on board.
Currently, jets are installed on two laboratory hulls, on boats by partner shipbuilding yards in the range 12–24 metres. Starting from Spring 2022, they will also equip a passenger transport ship featuring 24 metres and 160 pax by Lauro Company, operating in the Gulf of Naples in the Napoli-Ischia-Procida route.