Combi’s team of engineers have been building electric boat propulsion systems in the Netherlands for more than 40 years. Their wide range of propulsion systems are refined, reliable and highly efficient.
Electric boats propelled by Combi pod motors have been operating in the Netherlands for decades and many of their original motors are still running perfectly on commercial hire boats after more than 30 years of hard daily use.
Their designs have been constantly refined, not replaced. Every little bug has been ironed out and every component optimised. These motors are the world’s toughest electric propulsion systems, guaranteed to stand up to the demanding New Zealand boating environment.
The Nautic fixed pod comes in a range of different sizes from 1kw up to 3.5kw (up to 15kw coming soon) and 24v or 48v.
It bolts directly through your hull (with a suitable backing plate if the hull is not very stiff). Unlike conventional saildrives, this does not require a large hole in the hull and can be mounted anywhere. No space is occupied inside the hull so you have great flexibility (eg mounting twin motors on the Amas of a trimaran with batteries and controller in the main hull).
A separate, battery bank is required (which we can supply in a variety of types, shapes and sizes). The batteries can be stored anywhere on the boat, giving flexibility for space and balance.
The motors are highly refined and built to last a lifetime, but battery technology is still developing fast so you’re free to swap out the batteries for the latest technology in future. That’s true sustainable design.
Because the motor is completely encapsulated under water, it really is silent. The passing sea water cools the motor so no pumps or fans are required for cooling. Simple, yet very effective and reliable.