BMW's 'The Icon' Electric Boat Raises The Bar For Extravagance

by AutoExpert   |  19 May, 2023

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At the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, BMW and boat-maker Tyde have joined forces to unveil their latest partnership, aptly named "The Icon." Well, my dear friend, you may be wondering what precisely that is, am I right? This amazing creation uses only electricity for power, which is a marvel of contemporary engineering.

BMW Group subsidiary Designworks was in charge of creating the boat. It has a transparent structure that includes a spacious lounge entrance enclosed by glass. It boasts not one, not two, but six batteries from the esteemed BMW i division, providing a whopping 240 kWh of energy to propel it forward with the help of a pair of 100 kW electric motors.

The Icon

According to BMW and Tyde, the Icon boasts a range exceeding 50 nautical miles (equivalent to 62 miles) and is capable of moving at a speed of 24 knots (equivalent to 28 miles per hour). Additionally, the boat's maximum speed is reported to be 30 knots (35 miles per hour).

The Icon

The interior boasts luxurious deep-pile carpeting, comfortable rotating seats, and a yoke-style steering wheel. All essential functions and vital information can be easily accessed and monitored through the state-of-the-art 32-inch 6k touchscreen display. Additionally, the luxury boat is equipped with an onboard Dolby Atmos sound system for an immersive audio experience. No information on cost or even whether or not The Icon will go into production is provided.

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