Landamores unveil the Waterworld electric motor in the Frolic 31
Landamores Boatbuilders based in Hoveton in Norfolk were one of the first of Energy Solutions’ customers to specify Waterworld electric motors for new builds in 2020. With an initial order of 4 x 4 kW systems for installation in boats being built for clients in Leek, Peterborough, Henley and Amsterdam the Landamores team designed a specification to directly to address client’s requirements. The first installation into their Frolic 31, a stunning gentleman’s launch, has been for their client in Leek - Rudyard Lake, who will be using it for running day trips. The Waterworld motor has been combined with a 48volt, 400 amp battery bank to provide power for a full day’s cruising.
Explains Rob Marriott, Business Development Manager at Landamores: “We designed the specification of this boat to give our customers 8-10 hours of cruising at 5mph, which is exactly what we are getting from the Waterworld system. Electric motors allow clients to enjoy their time on the water in peace and tranquillity, with no engine noise or plumes of diesel smoke. Without a doubt electric propulsion is the future of boating and, with the correct electrical propulsion package, there is no need to compromise on performance either.”
The Frolic 31 is a perfect example of Landamores combination of tradition and technology, the classic style combined with electric propulsion delivers an exceptional option for leisure clients as well as private owners. With 3 more installations in process the business sees a strong future demand for electric motors and the benefits it brings.
Mark Penny, Commercial Director at Energy Solutions concludes: “The Waterworld system is a great solution for inland waterway boats - no noise, no emissions, and the installation, and cost, is comparable to a standard diesel engine. We are seeing a great interest in them and with the addition of the 15kW system to the range the types of vessel that can benefit is now much broader.”