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Down at the Limekilns River Festival, I wasn’t really expecting any EV excitement, but found the Mylne Classic Yachts Bolt 18 on display.

Current holder of  a UK water speed record, the boat was designed as superyacht tender.  It has been upgraded since that run, now sporting 180hp and a jet drive, rather than the original 135hp driving a propellor.  It is even30 minute rapid charge capable. Attendees at EVolution in Ingliston in 2014 may have seen it before.

If you didn’t know better, for all the world its elegant lines and fittings make it  look, to my eyes anyway, like a classic 1950’s tender in aluminium.    The company is working on further electric boat ideas.

Mylne’s partners in the project, Regen Nautica, are part of a group with an impressive pedigree, with technology supplied to the Accionia Dakar rally entry as well as some aeronautical records.


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