Optima Electric



11m Electric Multihull Powercraft

The Optima Electric is the first in an innovative range of high-quality electric cruising boats for Optima Projects which supports a unique ultra-efficient low-resistance hull form, for All-day cruising in comfort and silence under battery power.

The Optima Electric is capable of extended ranges of over 100 miles and will be self-sufficient for weeks away from shore-power using a combination of integrated solar PV charging, diesel generator or hydrogen fuel cell.

David Kendal’s concept for an innovative platform provides the efficiency and stability of a multi-hull but within the beam of a monohull. This results in levels of efficiency, comfort and seakeeping not previously seen in mono-hull designs, whilst maintaining the practicalities & berthing possibilities of a monohull.

Optima Electric Deck PlanOptima Electric Cockpit Plan

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Concept Development

Below outlines the work flow and process in development of the initial Optima Electric concept, from mood boards to conceptual sketches.

Vital Statistics

Key Statistics




General Statistics

LOA: 10.85m

BOA: 3.7m

Displacement: 5,000Kg

People: 8

Berths: 4

Power: Electric

Electric Range: 100nm +

Exterior Design

The Optima Electric exterior design has been developed from Optima Projects‘ brief and direction in attaining a modern and progressive design ethos with classical design ques, drawing on the design expertise of BRYD to create a retro and sleek looking long range electric cruising boat for day and weekend trips. This modern classic supports swept sheer line and wrap around wind screen with polished stainless trims sets the tone, with effort to establish a minimalist and striking look.

Deck & Cockpit Design

The 11m boat can be equipped with 2 double cabins, has extensive galley and social spaces and room for 8 to eat around a large cockpit table. The optional roof provides protection from sun and rain. An ergonomic helm station provides comfortable seating for two. Twin electric drives provide exceptional manoeuvrability and easy joy-stick controlled docking.

The renders below show the final design of the deck and cockpit layout, furnishings and fixtures in development of the ergonomic helm, galley and social areas. Materials used throughout the Deck & Cockpit design are inspired by an Eco natural ethos. Equipment in the Galley includes a 316SS Sink, Kenyon 2 Burner Induction Hob, Kenyon Electric Grill, Vitrifrigo Fridge/Freezer and compact BOSCH Oven with Microwave.