Two storied brands, Porsche and Frauscher, have embarked on an electrifying voyage together with the 850 Fantom Air, an exquisite electric day cruiser that made its dazzling debut on Italy’s picturesque Lake Garda. Evoking the exhilaration of a Porsche sports car, the avant-garde vessel propels passengers to new horizons with its innovative marine-adapted drivetrain born of Porsche’s electric vehicle expertise. Yet, the eFantom retains the elegance and luxury synonymous with Frauscher’s masterful shipbuilding.
At the helm, a reimagined sports steering wheel and instrument panel provide an invigorating sports car aura. But opulence reigns supreme throughout the craft’s refined interior, with sumptuous seating, a touchscreen display, and an audiophile sound system enveloping passengers in creature comforts. On deck, lounging areas fore and aft bask in the glory of sunny climes, while an acrylic windshield imparts sleek modernity. Befitting this fusion of leading-edge technology and timeless luxury, the eFantom glides gracefully at up to 45 knots, with four performance modes fine-tuning the responsive throttle. An 800-volt fast charging system revitalizes the battery in under 30 minutes, delivering carefree hours of cruising.
The first edition of just 25 boats marks a momentous new chapter for two legendary marques. Hand-built in Austria incorporating Porsche’s electric drive innovations, the Frauscher x Porsche 850 Fantom Air promises unmatched performance and refinement on the open water, marrying Frauscher’s peerless nautical engineering with Porsche’s electrifying vision of the future. Pricing starts at €561,700, or about $595,000.