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RAND joins the family

Eyachts has added RAND Boats from Denmark to their stable of European brands.

24 August 2022

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Eyachts has always been at the forefront of the marine industry when it comes to selecting sustainable and innovative brands to represent.

Extensive research, real-world experience and global industry knowledge form the foundation of our decisions when it comes to introducing new designs. The company was one of the first to import electric boats into Australia, and now they are introducing a boat brand that is doing so much more than any other on the market.

As the renowned specialists of European dayboats, now the largest importer of this segment in Australia, the Danish-designed and engineered next-generation range of RAND electric power boats is set to fit perfectly into the Eyachts portfolio.

Peter Hrones, Eyachts Managing Director stated, “RAND Boats are the perfect match for the Eyachts portfolio. RAND fits perfectly between our Axopar, the original adventure boats, Pardo Yachts, our Italian entertainment dayboats and Greenline, our electric cruisers.”

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Hrones imported his first dayboat in 2007, which was years ahead of its time with a unique and controversial look, people believed these would never sell down under.

In 2015 Eyachts imported its first Axopar, and again many friends within the industry warned Hrones that this concept would not work. Years on, there are now 250 Axopars in Australian and NZ waterways with huge demand and many companies trying to replicate these designs.

Ross Turner, Eyachts General Manager stated “RAND immediately stood out from all others not only because of their instantly recognisable and effortlessly cool designs but for their dedication to creating a truly sustainable future for boating.

“With intelligent innovation and investment in sustainable and cutting-edge production methods, RAND has the singular goal of making environmentally friendly power boating of the future available to everyone – and that future is already here.”

RAND stands alone in the dayboat segment with a unique approach of blending an idealist vision of the future with the versatile demands of the boating enthusiasts of today, with a range extending from stunning and uber-chic cafe day racers to overnight adventure boats and super-cool sociable runabouts.

RAND has spent more than five years intensively investing in research, innovation and real-world testing to be able to offer a truly viable and practical 100 percent electric powertrains across their entire range, for those who are ready to embrace it now.

For those who aren’t ready, RAND also offers their design, style and advances in sustainable production with traditional ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) propulsion.

Electric propulsion models can achieve speeds in excess of 40 knots and with the latest in lithium battery technology, a range of 50 to 350km depending on your speed means that even the 100 percent electric drive models can fit the lifestyle and needs of 90 percent of day-boaters.

RAND has also focused on creating a style and design philosophy that defines the RAND boats as iconic products in their own right. It is the blend of inspiring Scandinavian design with technical developments, hydro-dynamic research and advances in modern manufacturing processes that grants the RAND boat its iconic status.

Ross Turner explained, “RAND isn’t building a handful of electric boats each year and figuring it out as they go, they have the professional strategy, engineering experts and manufacturing resources, as well as a modern Scandinavian focus on excellence and innovation, to deliver the boats of the future now. This is something they’re already doing in Europe in unprecedented numbers.”

Every RAND is constructed with materials developed from recycled plastic bottles, and all wooden trim elements are obtained entirely from certified sustainable forests. Even the luxurious leather upholstery options are, in fact, cruelty-free alternatives.

When compared to similar mainstream boat production techniques, RAND Boats also use only half of the material when producing boats. With this sustainable build approach, even traditional combustion engine versions have a vastly improved green footprint compared to their competitors.

The success of this philosophy is clear in the fact the RAND range already contains no fewer than nine individual models spanning 18 to 30 feet with new designs either already tooled up or well advanced on the drawing board.

With 500+ boats currently being built every year and a new high-tech production facility exclusively owned by RAND coming soon, it is clear that what may have seemed a concept of the future is now very much here.

“With skyrocketing second-hand boat prices and the weak euro currency that US manufacturers can’t compete with today, there has never been a better time to buy a cool-looking, European-designed and built dayboat,” said Hrones.

The models at Eyachts start at just over $100,000, with sales and service offices in most states in Australia and a full in-house service department, VesselTec, staffed with professional electricians, and boatbuilders and knowledgeable superyacht skippers to support service requirements during ownership.

 

eyachts.com.au/rand-boats

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