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Rand’s Mana 23 Is the Most Environmentally Friendly Motorboat in the World

Danish boat maker Rand is here to show that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and looks in order to be more eco-friendly. The Mana 23 boat is the perfect example of that.
Mana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruising 11 photos
Mana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruisingMana 23 from Rand boasts of being the most environmentally-friendly boat in the world, made for displacement cruising
Mana 23 was not made for speed, and this has nothing to do with the fact that it’s all-electric. It is a boat for displacement cruising and, as such, it’s one of the most efficient on the market. It offers a range of 100 nautical miles at speeds of 5 knots, and some 30 miles at 12 knots.

This makes it ideal for daytime cruising out at sea or for regular use while exploring canals. It is sleek, silent, efficient and very comfortable, with Rand boasting it made the most environmentally friendly motorboat in the world.

Considering Mana 23 can seat up to ten people, as well as the fact that it comes with a customizable layout, it’s clearly meant as the perfect tender / companion for a bigger private vessel. The base configuration comes with ample deck space with seating for ten and a small table, sundeck and even a swim platform. Cup holders are scattered throughout, and the owner has the possibility to offer guests some protection from the elements with a built-in bimini top with optional side windows.

Rand says a small kitchen can be fitted at the front of the boat, at the expense of twin seats. Further improvements can include extra solar panels for a longer range, or an entirely different choice of more sustainable materials, like balsa wood, flax fibers, bio-resin and cork. These are available as standard in the eco edition.

Motorization is yet to be announced, with Rand saying for the time being that outboard motors will be used in conjunction with discrete solar panels and that engine size, battery and even hybrid options will be available to clients. Mana 23 measures 720 cm (23.6 ft) and is made to be low maintenance, without compromise to aesthetics or comfort.

Pricing starts at €43,900 ($51,856 at the current exchange rate), with the first boats available from early 2021.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.

 
 
 
 
 

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