SAY Carbon Shows Sustainable Luxury

10 Jan 2020
2 min read
Premium South Germany shipyard SAY is presenting one of their most prized creations, the emission-free SAY 29E, at the boot Düsseldorf from 18-26 January. FOUR finds out more about the exquisite e-boat…

250,000 visitors are expected to walk through the boot Düsseldorf’s doors when they open from 18 to 26 January 2020. The guests will be welcomed by SAY Carbon, who will be present as one of the exhibitors at the event. The superlative shipyard from Southern Germany will showcase their highly innovative electric boat, the SAY 29E, in Hall 5, the new “Super Boats” hall.

The SAY 29E is currently the fastest e-boat in the world in the 8-10m production boat class. Crafted from an extremely sea-durable carbon composite that is “made in Germany”, the e-boat can reach a speed of 45kn and is powered by a drive from Kreisel Electric, a leading supplier of e-mobility in Europe. 360 kilowatts of power provide breathtaking acceleration to the boat, and make the 29E a pioneer of a new generation of tenders and chaseboats. Her wavecutter bow and the sidewings of the ultra-light hull (only 400 kg) provide maximum stability and enable incredibly high cornering speeds.

Karl Wagner, CEO of SAY Carbon, comments: “With the SAY 29E we are serving the strong trend towards sustainable luxury. The demand for stylish and fast electric boats is not only growing strongly on many large inland lakes; our customers who travel the Mediterranean are also interested in the 29E.” According to Wagner, all other SAY models are, of course, also available with conventional propulsion, which are also very efficient as a result of their impeccable design.

SAY GmbH has also been lauded with two prizes at the German Innovation Awards for the SAY 29E. The accolades are are in the “Excellence in Business to Consumer – E-Mobility” and “Excellence in Business to Consumer – Travel, Sports and Outdoor Goods” categories, and SAY GmbH’s recognition herein places its revolutionary electric boat ahead of all other entries.

The German Innovation Award recognizes cross-industry products and solutions that differ from previous solutions primarily in terms of user centricity and added value. Since 1953, the competitions of the German Design Council have honored design, brand and innovation achievements of international standing.

boot Düsseldorf will also give customers a first insight into the construction progress of the SAY 42 Runabout. Wagner adds, “We are currently working at full speed on completion and are excellently on schedule to exhibit the 42’s as a world premiere at the Palma Boat Show”.

Behind SAY GmbH and at the head of the shipyard is Karl Wagner, one of the most experienced carbon specialists in Europe. Before joining SAY, Wagner was one of the largest producers of carbon fibre components for the automotive industry with his 700-strong company CarboTech. With this expertise Wagner raised the quality standard and engineering at SAY to an automotive level and optimized the production of the shipyard founded in 2006. The result is a very well trained team of employees who deliver boats whose quality is unrivalled anywhere in the world. Currently the portfolio consists of boats between 29 and 45 feet in length in different configurations.

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