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Fischer Panda UK is now the exclusive UK distributor for Bellmarine electric drive systems, designed in the Netherlands specifically for the marine market.

The UK’s leading supplier of electric drive systems for a wide variety of vessels from ferries to sailboats to canal boats, Fischer Panda UK adds the Bellmarine DriveMaster and SailMaster systems and accessories to its highly respected range of Fischer Panda ‘Easy Box’ Electric Drive Systems.

Now available in the UK through Fischer Panda, the competitively-priced Bellmarine systems include the new liquid-cooled range of DriveMaster Ultimate and Modular systems. Liquid cooling allows for exact temperature management and improved efficiency. Developed to cope with the harsh maritime environment, all models include motor with integrated thrust bearing, mounting frames and smart controller for compact installations, less noise and vibrations and higher efficiency. In addition, Bellmarine’s collaboration with Mastervolt ensures complete and fully-integrated electric propulsion systems.

Chris Fower, of Fischer Panda UK, said: “We are very pleased to announce that we can now offer our customers the Bellmarine systems, renowned as durable, reliable and high quality systems designed by a company with years of experience in the field, gained from the thousands of motor systems they have working in different applications.

"With our strengthened portfolio of technically advanced systems, we are well placed to meet the specific cruising needs of our customers. We have the capability to develop the right system for virtually any craft from basic low cost power drives charged via shore power only, through to full Hybrid systems linked to our compact and efficient generators that can quickly recharge the batteries quieter and faster than any other generator of comparable size and weight.

“We have already fitted systems to sailboats, cruising boats, ferries and narrowboats. With the advances made in technology, prices are now very competitive and we look forward to seeing even more electric powered vessels on our waters in the years to come.”

Fischer Panda UK supplies electric and hybrid drive systems to both commercial and private boat builders and owners for newly built vessels or retro-fitting.

Silent running and up to 100% emission free, electric power can provide all the power and manoeuvrability needed for cruising. Batteries are charged through the on-board charger when connected to shore power. For more adventurous cruising where shore power is unavailable, the system can be supported by a compact Fischer Panda diesel generator to charge the batteries. The generator only needs to run when the batteries need charging and operating noise on board is barely audible.  The result is extremely low cost cruising which is environmentally advanced when compared to traditional petrol or diesel drive systems.

The Fischer Panda Whisperprop and Bellmarine electric propulsion systems dramatically reduce annual maintenance costs over standard petrol or diesel engines. Fuel costs plummet with the systems providing very quiet operation.

Fischer Panda UK is now able to offer drive systems in the range from 2 kW to 100 kW, available with voltages ranging from 24V to 360V depending on the power requirements.

The electric propulsion systems from Fischer Panda UK will be presented at this year’s Southampton Boat Show from September 15th to 24th on Stand E020. 

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