The Next Evolution in Boating
Evocean was designed by Cam Harris and Adam Wrightson, who have both been in the marine industry for a long time. Along with reputable naval architects, they have designed a rage of boats which include the EVO33 Leisure craft, and the EVO33c commercial craft. Both are 33ft catarmarans, more models will be added to the range this year.
The pair are pioneering the way for electric boating in NZ, as well as bringing their boats to the world. Cam and Adam are passionate about helping to minimize the effects of boating activities on the marine environment, canals, and waterways around the world.
The vessels will be fully manufactured in New Zealand and powered by Oceanvolt, a DAME award winning electric propulsion technology from Finland.
“The alignment with Oceanvolt, was a great step forward for us” says Cam and Adam. “We designed the EVO33 to showcase the advantage of electric vessels and propulsion systems and how efficient they can be.”
The shaft driven motors are state of the art patented technology. The 20kW motors have a motor speed of 1400rpm, are lightweight, silent and have zero emission. The motors run off a 48VDC lithium battery system, the proprietary batteries are 45% lighter than other LiFe products on the market.
The vessels have a short range battery pack of 30nm and a long range battery pack of 60nm with the option of a diesel range extender available for all systems.
“Electric Vessels are something that have been on our mind for years.” Says Cam, “It’s no doubt the way forward. Being in the industry for so long and seeing first hand the effect that petrol and diesel has on our marine environment, we felt the need to use our knowledge to change the way of boating in NZ.”
Eco tourism was also a large contributing factor to the concept, having worked with tour companies and resorts in the Pacific Islands, there is a shift away from petrol and diesel to minimize the environmental impact on reef systems, the low maintenance cost is also an advantage.
Overall length 9.95m
Waterline length 9.89m
Weight (approx) 4000kgs
Water capacity 200 Litre
Grey water capacity 50 Litre
Sleeping capacity 7
Short range battery pack 30nm
Long range battery pack 60nm
Diesel range extender available for both systems
Evocean 33 has been designed with the family in mind, featuring 2 interior layouts sleeping 5 people with a fold out couch for 2 more in the saloon. Slide the cockpit doors open to enhance the atmosphere creating a spacious indoor- outdoor flow. Optional submersible swim platform, outdoor and indoor cooking facilities and tables