E-Tech Electric POD Steerable Drives

Excellence in Electric Marine Propulsion

Mounting & Steering Essentials:

  • Customizable Mounting: The Steerable Pod system is designed to be positioned where traditional rudders reside. Both the tube and the pod’s mounting shaft are tailored based on customer needs, ensuring an exact fit for diverse vessel designs. Crafted entirely from stainless steel, all mounting elements boast enhanced durability and resistance against corrosion. Once anchored to the hull, the custom pod shaft slides seamlessly into the tube.
  • Rotatable Motor Design: This propulsion unit distinguishes itself by offering rotation within its housing, a feature that elevates it beyond traditional saildrives and fixed pods. This innovative design ensures exceptional maneuverability without the necessity of an additional rudder, coupled with the convenience of compatibility with standard mechanical or hydraulic steering systems.
  • Adaptable Steering Integration: The Steerable Pod is designed to integrate effortlessly with regular steering setups. Its rotation is limited only by cables, meaning that while it has the capability for expansive rotation angles, even up to 360 degrees, it is typically set to standard steering ranges. An intuitive steering handle allows for easy connection to all standard steering mechanisms.
  • Upgrade from Saildrive: Taking inspiration from saildrives and addressing their limitations, the Steerable Pod marries propulsion with tailored steering in the rudder’s traditional space.
POD Steerable, 10kW 48V DC, Electric Boat Drive

Key Features

  • High Torque & Efficiency BLDC PM Technology: Benefit from up to 90% efficiency across the propulsion system, no maintenance requirements, and seamless Plug & Play installation.
  • Universal 1:10 Taper Shaft and Counter Rotating Propellers: Designed for optimal performance, compatibility, and balance, ensuring smooth sailing for every sailor.
  • Customization and Diagnostics via Bluetooth: Control, customize, and monitor your drive system effortlessly using an Android app.
  • Regeneration Function: Each motor can be equipped with a unique regeneration function. This allows your batteries to recharge while you’re sailing, maximizing your boat’s operational duration.
  • Hybrid Setup Compatibility: If you’re using another motor, our system can operate in a hybrid setup, ensuring consistent battery recharging.

E-Tech Electric POD Drives: Technical Specifications


Motor Power: Ranging from 4kW for lighter applications to a potent 35kW for demanding conditions. Whether you’re cruising coastal waters or venturing into the open sea, there’s an E-Tech drive calibrated for your needs.

Operating Voltage: Our versatile drives can operate across a broad voltage spectrum from 48V to 144V, ensuring compatibility with a range of power sources and setups.

Battery Compatibility: The beauty of our system lies in its adaptability. While there’s no limit to battery size, it’s essential to note that the voltage should align with the motor’s nominal system. Our system boasts flexibility by accommodating batteries that may have higher or lower voltages than nominal. However, any deviation should be consulted with a specialist to ensure optimal performance and safety.

E-Tech POD Steerable: A Complete Propulsion Solution

Making the transition from conventional to electric boating has never been easier. Unlike other offerings in the market, where essential components like displays and throttles come as separate, often costly add-ons, our drives systems provide a holistic propulsion kit. With our complete system, the only external components you’ll need are batteries, chargers, and propellers. Everything else is bundled for your convenience:
  1. E-Tech Motor: The heart of the system, engineered for unmatched performance and efficiency.
  2. Motor Controller: A dedicated device ensuring optimal motor control, responsiveness, and safety.
  3. Throttle Options: Choose from top or side-mounted single throttles. For dual-engine setups, a double throttle is available, ensuring synchronized power delivery.
  4. Digital Display: Real-time feedback at your fingertips, from battery levels to motor metrics.
  5. Ignition System: Equipped with a secure key mechanism, ensuring both safety and ease of use.
  6. Connectivity Cables: Two data cables provided for effortless connection between the throttle, display, and controller.
  7. Display Power Cable: Connecting the controller and display, this cable ensures the screen stays powered and ready in standby mode.
  8. External Battery Fuse: Enhancing the safety profile of the system.
  9. Main Switch: Centralized control for the entire propulsion system.
  10. Propulsion Essentials: Each kit includes a propeller washer, nut, and a ZINC anode to safeguard against electrolytic corrosion.
  11. *Charging Function Switch: An optional component, this switch is included when the controller is equipped with a charging function. It allows users to harness the engine’s energy for charging onboard batteries.

Steerable Mounting Set

  • Main POD Mount Shaft: Made of stainless steel, secures the steering handle, facilitating movement within the bracket tube. This design permits easy installation or removal of the pod from the outboard bracket.
  • Rudder Tube: Made of stainless steel, crafted for a firm seal into the hull, this guarantees optimal pod positioning.
  • Steering Handle: Made of stainless steel, designed for easy connection to prevalent steering systems.
  • Washer: Made of a special self-lubricating material, ensuring effortless sliding of the handle.
  • Metal Hull Washers (2): Made of stainless steel, reinforces the hull integration for a robust setup.
  • Rudder tube Nuts (2): Made of stainless steel, specifically crafted to secure the bearings in place.
  • Rudder Tube Bearings (2): Crafted from the same self-lubricating material as the washer, they guarantee a fluid rotational movement within the tube.

Customization At Its Best


Each E-Tech order is tailored to fit the unique specifications of your vessel. To provide a seamless fit and exceptional performance, we offer a variety of customization options:

  • Motor Mount Customization: Get the perfect fit for your boat’s structure.

  • Cable Lengths: Adapted to ensure tidy and efficient installations.

  • Skeg Removal: Upon request, we can remove the skeg from the POD motor to better match your boat’s design.

  • Battery Compatibility: Adaptable to various sizes.

  • More Custom Options: Our versatility doesn’t end here. If you have other specific needs or unique configurations in mind, please contact us directly. We pride ourselves in turning your specific requirements into reality.

Every order is intricately tailored to a specific vessel, ensuring an impeccable match. As such, production times may vary based on individual customization requests. Yet, this is just a glimpse of the possibilities. If you have unique requirements or ideas, or simply wish to explore more customization options, please discuss with us. We’re more than happy to explore further possibilities and bring your vision to life!

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