Riva Unveils Electric Runabout

El-Iseo is a 27-foot version of Riva’s Iseo model, powered with a Parker GVM310 electric engine.

Riva Yachts El-Iseo
The 27-foot Riva Yachts El-Iseo can reportedly cruise at 25 knots and top out at 40 knots. Courtesy Riva Yachts

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Riva Yachts in Italy has unveiled a prototype for its first all-electric runabout, the 27-foot El-Iseo.

The boat is a fully electric version of the Iseo model, powered by a Parker GVM310 electric engine. The El-Iseo was unveiled in a private preview at the Monaco Yacht Club and then made its public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in early September.

The El-Iseo has a sterndrive setup with the engine producing 250 kW and 300 kW peak power. According to Riva, the prototype boat has a cruising speed of 25 knots and a top speed of 40 knots, “with an acceleration curve significantly steeper than that of a similarly sized boat powered by an internal combustion engine. “

Riva says the El-Iseo can offer as much as 10 hours of navigation in economy mode. The batteries, by Podium Advanced Technologies, have a capacity of 150 kWh and are configured in two independent blocks between the engine and stern seating.

Xenta collaborated on the project to integrate onboard systems such as transmission, throttles and controls.

What else is new at Riva? At the Cannes Yachting Festival, the builder also hosted the premieres of the Riva 102’ Corsaro Super, the Riva 76’ Bahamas Super and the Riva Anniversario.

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