The Waste Cleaner 66, reported to be the world’s most powerful all-electric boat designed for cleaning up pollution in inland waterways and harbors, includes technology that enables it to collect up to 700 kg (1543 lb) of solid waste and 1,000L (263 gal) of liquid waste, including hydrocarbons.
Specifically, the electric boat is based on a patented clean-up system which automatically separates water and hydrocarbons to eliminate emulsification.
The vessel is designed to operate in inland waterways, harbors and coastal waters, including jetties and tight corners where access is difficult.
One of the boat’s features is that its versatile platform can conduct suction at halt or when moving, either forward or in reverse. Additionally, the vessel can be trailered to be taken for road transport and has a specific point of lifting for easy launching and recovery.
Also, Torqeedo is the one managing the boat, running on a Torqeedo 25kW Deep Blue motor with a 40 kWh Deep Blue battery, which provides up to eight hours of endurance at a cleaning speed of two knots.
In light of the boat, Benjamin Lerondeau, CEO EFINOR Sea Cleaner commented that
We believe that acting locally is acting sustainably. Our teams have worked closely with Torqeedo’s engineers to create a highly efficient climate-neutral platform that meets the needs of harbors and marinas to maintain clean water while reducing their environmental impact.