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BMW and TYDE Unveils Forth ‘THE ICON,’ An All-Electric Boat with Hans Zimmer Soundtrack On-Board

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‘THE ICON,’ An All-Electric Boat

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One could argue that BMW’s electric mobility is not all that significant, but the German automaker just debuted “THE ICON,” an all-electric boat, as its most recent advancement in clean energy transportation.

The business collaborated with TYDE, a business best recognized for building racing boats, to create this new electric boat.

With revolutionary designs that would give it greater efficiency than traditional ones, the new all-electric boat combines luxury and performance on the sea.

The innovative all-electric single-deck boat “THE ICON” has been developed in partnership with the German manufacturer BMW and the forward-thinking maritime firm TYDE. This cutting-edge boat uses a battery-electric propulsion system, hydrofoils, and a unique hull design, all of which are made possible by the high-voltage battery technology used in the BMW i.

BMW, TYDE Brings Forth 'THE ICON,' An All-Electric Boat with Hans Zimmer Soundtrack On-Board | Tech Times
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The 43.14-foot-long THE ICON, which can reach a top speed of 30 knots (34 mph), is a model of excellent nautical efficiency, speed, and sustainability.

THE ICON is a significant advancement in electric boating and showcases BMW’s dedication to sustainability and innovation outside of the automotive industry. BMW i’s high-voltage batteries are incorporated into the boat, showcasing the same cutting-edge technology that propels BMW’s electric automobiles and assuring optimal performance and energy efficiency on the water.

The difference between THE ICON and traditional boats is provided by the use of hydrofoils and a sophisticated hull design. In comparison to conventional vessel designs, hydrofoils, which are submerged wings that raise the boat out of the water, dramatically reduce drag and friction. This results in a staggering 80% reduction in energy consumption.

BMW & TYDE Reveal EV Marine Craft, THE ICON | Hypebeast
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The Hans Zimmer soundtrack for “THE ICON”

The interior elements of this boat, particularly its Dolby Atmos speakers that include a Hans Zimmer soundtrack to play on the deck, are one of its peculiarities, according to Engadget. Famous film compositions by Hans Zimmer have appeared in movies including “The Lion King,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and others.

Electric Mobility from BMW

One of the major issues BMW has encountered with clean energy mobility is the perception of the company’s hybrid vehicles as being dirtier than ICEs.

Even so, BMW showcased a number of concept cars at the most recent CES, all of which focused on their brand-new electric vehicle design, which will be the first to include circular elements. The company is also working on other topics related to electric mobility.

Through their collaboration, BMW and TYDE are redefining the future of boating by combining the knowledge and skills of the maritime and automotive sectors. TYDE’s hydrofoil technology know-how and BMW’s high-voltage battery know-how have come together to create a remarkable watercraft that raises the bar for performance and efficiency.

Also read: First-Ever All-Electric Boat Concept Unveiled by Chris-Craft

THE ICON brings BMW’s philosophy of environmentally friendly transportation to the marine sector. BMW and TYDE are paving the road for cleaner and more environmentally friendly marine transportation by providing a fully electric alternative for boating enthusiasts.

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