Highfield Boats has let it be known that EJET330, which it tells as the first tender with electric jet propulsion, is in production. It is a compact tender that can be easily stowed in the garage of most large yachts. The tender, which can accommodate up to five passengers, is equipped with an electric propulsion system developed by the New Zealand company ZeroJet and has a power output of 20 kW, equivalent to that of a 25-horsepower endothermic engine, and has a 10.8 kWh battery. With 48V-10A low-voltage lithium iron phosphate technology, it can last up to 7 hours and recharging can take as little as 2.5 hours.  The tender can glide from 11 knots and reach a maximum speed of 20 knots. As the manufacturer explains, the EJET330 represents a major step forward in terms of sustainability, having no propeller and being able to operate in shallow water without harming fragile ecosystems.
Mathilde Delfour, Highfield’s European General Manager, commented, “The Highfield EJET330 is the result of many months of development, combining Highfield’s experience in boat building with ZeroJet’s electric jet propulsion, which was awarded the DAME prize at METS 2023.”