Fischer Panda UK will offer live demonstrations of its complete systems for the first time at this year’s Crick Boat Show on Stand Q.
Marking its 25th anniversary year with its most high-profile presence yet at the annual May event, the marine generator, electric propulsion and integrated systems specialist will introduce its upgraded display trailer to showcase a strengthened range of products for inland waterways craft.
The new customised trailer on Stand Q will offer visitors a stand-out opportunity to experience Fischer Panda’s market-leading range of generators, electric drive systems and battery management equipment in a more interactive and practical way. Specialists from the Verwood-based company will also be available to discuss and advise visitors on the most suitable and cost-effective hybrid drive systems and battery-charging diesel generator options for their vessels as demand increases for reliable, efficient and quiet power and propulsion solutions.
Chris Fower, of Fischer Panda UK, said: “Our systems can provide a range of environmental and efficiency benefits to canal and waterways boat owners, so we have invested in enhancing our display at Crick to give visitors a unique opportunity to see a live system in operation. It will be a chance for people to experience the true functionality and features of the products, and to see, hear and operate the products for themselves. We know that there is an increasing interest in alternatives to traditional petrol or diesel drive systems and our strengthened portfolio of electric drive solutions reflects this demand.
“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.”
Fischer Panda UK is the exclusive UK distributor for Bellmarine electric drive systems, adding the Bellmarine DriveMaster and SailMaster systems and accessories to its highly respected range of Fischer Panda ‘Easy Box’ Electric Drive Systems.
Electric power can provide all the power and manoeuvrability needed for cruising, with batteries charged through the on-board charger when connected to shore power. 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. With areas of UK rivers and canals soon to be designated low emission areas, the advancement of electric drive systems from Fischer Panda UK will ensure vessels can continue to enjoy these superb cruising waters for many years to come.
The new liquid-cooled range of DriveMaster Ultimate systems 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.
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. It can 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.
Compact and quiet Diesel Generators
The Panda 4000s Neo and the Panda 5000i Neo are the latest additions to diesel generator expert Fischer Panda’s range of compact gensets. The affordable and easy-to-install Neo generators are the first to use Fischer Panda’s in-house designed water-cooled FPE320 single cylinder diesel engine. They are ideal for owners of smaller vessels and canal boats with limited space who are looking for independence away from marinas or shore power.
Fischer Panda UK will show its technically advanced AGT DC generators. These extremely efficient and exceptionally quiet running generators are ideal for inland waterway craft when the main focus is keeping the batteries well charged in the most efficient method possible.
Fischer Panda is the leading distributer of mobile, quiet diesel generators and offers the market’s largest selection of marine generators from RIBs up to super yachts.