Porsche is developing an exclusive electric sports boat

The new yacht is called the Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air.
Loukia Papadopoulos
An illustration of Porsche's exclusive sports boat.jpg
An illustration of Porsche's exclusive sports boat.


With ambitious goals of being a leader in sustainable mobility, Porsche has joined forces with Frauscher Shipyard in Austria to engineer an electric yacht that is also intended to set standards on the water with its typical Porsche E-Performance. The vehicle is called the Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air highlighting the collaboration that made it possible.

This is according to a press release by the carmaker published on Saturday.

“We stand for state-of-the-art, high-performance and sustainable luxury – and we are redefining this concept. Our goal is to inspire our customers and make their dreams come true. The Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air, like our sports cars, offers exceptional performance and luxury experiences,” said Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman and Member of the Executive Board for Finance and IT at Porsche AG.

“Electric drives are also increasingly important in our industry as well. On the one hand, they are increasingly enjoying more social acceptance, and on the other our customers are very happy about the advantages of electromobility, namely that it’s quiet, odorless and reliable,” said Stefan Frauscher, CEO responsible for Marketing & Sales at the Frauscher Shipyard. 

“Founded by my grandfather in 1927, the Frauscher Shipyard has been building electric boats since 1955. The collaboration with Porsche gives us the opportunity to build on our leading role in this area within the industry. Additionally, both companies have very similar values, are family-run, and focus on innovation, design and quality.”

The Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air takes inspiration from the Frauscher 858 Fantom Air daycruiser. The new boat will be equipped with Porsche’s optimized drive technology designed for road vehicles but adapted for use in the water. 

This technology is called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) and includes a lithium-ion high voltage battery with a total capacity of around 100 kWh, a permanently excited synchronous electric motor (PSM) of the latest generation, and the related power electronics. 

The boat will come with both AC and DC charging and thanks to the 800-volt technology from Porsche will be able to be charged at DC fast-charging stations. 

“With the all-electric Macan we want to provide the sportiest model in its segment. This is our stated development goal. And we have carried over this ambition in every detail to the boat. The eFantom offers the E-Performance typical of Porsche with excellent driving properties,” explained in the statement Jörg Kerner, Vice President Product Line Macan. 

“That the powerful electric motors of the latest generation and the state-of-the-art battery and charge management also work so well on the water is testament to the excellence of our modular Premium Platform Electric.” 

The vehicle will accommodate up to nine passengers and an exclusive first edition of 25 units can be pre-ordered from Frauscher. These models are to be delivered to the first customers starting from 2024.