Electric debut

The first fully electric model by the Italian Capoforte brand, the SQ240i, will make its official debut at Boot Düsseldorf in January 2023.

09 December 2022


Designed by Christian Grande, the Capoforte SQ240i, with its 7.38-metre length and 2.46-metre width, can carry up to 10 people.

The wide rounded bow allowed for a deck layout whose primary feature is comfort. The entire hull is made with infusion technology. The central console allows moving comfortably under full safety; its design recalls an elegant technological piece of furniture, so avoiding ostentatiously dynamic shapes.

At the stern, the presence of a large central sundeck allows full enjoyment of the comfortable full-width swim platform.

For this model, Christian Grande has thought of shapes specially designed for the electric drive.

“The lines must not express speed, but must be harmonious, closely linked to a relaxed and relaxing type of navigation,” he explained.

“Capoforte has also succeeded in interpreting the soul of this owner, who is not looking for speed.”


“From an engineering point of view, a specific type of lamination was chosen, suitably designed to achieve the best performance in terms of efficiency, with this type of propulsion.”

The model on display at Boot 2023 has a Molabo ISCAD V50 electric motor, a 50 kW straight-shaft inboard motor, which weighs only 45 kg. Its low voltage components ensure the motor’s high performance and efficient use of the battery, thanks also to the development of the synergy between the controller interface and the motor itself.

ISCAD combines motor and controller in one unit. This solution is easily integrated on board, reducing wiring and the space required for installation. Integration and maintenance are easy because no high voltage safety measures are required.

Low-voltage (48V) components therefore efficiently use the battery’s energy, achieving a measured system efficiency of over 95% in optimum operating conditions.

Like the first model produced and previewed at the most recent Genoa Boat Show, the Capoforte SQ240i has been designed to house the 3.7kW HARMO Yamaha outboard propulsion system, which is equipped with rim-drive technology for particularly efficient electric propulsion, when compared with a propeller of the same size.

It is also a propulsion system that guarantees extremely easy manoeuvring, even in limited space.



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