Porsche, the sports car giant, and Frauscher Shipyard, a maritime legend, have teamed up to launch the 850 Fantom Air, an electric sports boat. This beauty recently made waves during its test drives on Lake Garda.
The eFantom is a fusion of two industry leaders’ expertise. Detlev von Platen from Porsche shared, “This boat embodies the innovation and tradition of both Frauscher and Porsche. It promises top-notch performance, luxury, quality, and a timeless design.”
The eFantom’s energy source is a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery, akin to the one in the Macan, situated under the rear lounge. Porsche’s wire rope mounts ensure the boat sails smoothly, even at high velocities.
For adaptability, the 850 Fantom Air offers multiple driving modes, reminiscent of Porsche’s vehicles. Modes like Docking, Range, Sport, and Sport Plus cater to various maritime adventures. Stefan Frauscher from Frauscher Shipyard emphasized the boat’s superiority in terms of speed, acceleration, and handling, all while being environmentally friendly.
Charging the eFantom is efficient with Porsche’s 800-volt system. It can rapidly charge with over 250 kW of DC current at fast-charging stations, reaching 80% from 10% in under 30 minutes. An 11-kW AC charger is also onboard for versatile charging options.
Design-wise, the eFantom is a marvel. Studio F. A. Porsche curated the helmstand, featuring a glossy black instrument panel behind tinted acrylic glass. The boat also sports a Porsche-designed, saltwater-resistant steering wheel and seats reminiscent of Porsche’s road vehicles.
Built on the foundation of the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air day cruiser, the eFantom can accommodate up to nine passengers. It’s equipped with amenities like folding bimini tops, a state-of-the-art audio system with Bluetooth and WiFi, LED lighting, and a cooling compartment.
For maritime enthusiasts eyeing this vessel, mark your calendars for January 2024. That’s when the eFantom debuts at the “boot” trade fair in Düsseldorf. A limited edition of 25 boats is on the horizon, with a starting price of €561,700. And where’s it crafted? The esteemed Frauscher Shipyard in Ohlsdorf, Austria.