Press release

2019.10.14

Zodiac Nautic boosts performance with Petestep on the eJET 450

Electric yacht tender Avon eJET 450 from Zodiac Nautic boosts performance and comfort with Petestep technology.

With Avon’s new eJET range of boats, Zodiac Nautic create world’s first premium electric tenders for yachts with similar range and better onboard comfort than conventional combustion engine tenders.

“The Petestep technology was very interesting when we first saw it, and the eJET 450 hull even exceeded our high expectations”, explains Zodiac Nautic’s Product Manager, Antoine Hèber-Suffrin. “Petestep’s simulations proved very accurate. The range in planing speeds was actually increased by 15% and the top speed increased by 10% compared to a conventional hull. The ride is also incredibly dry.”

The development of the Avon eJET 450 has been an uncompromising project, aiming at demanding clients mainly in the super yacht segment. This puts high requirements on all aspects of a new boat model. A brand-new electric jet driveline has been used to make the boat emission and maintenance free. It is also essential that the hull allows for superb efficiency to obtain over an hour of usage in planing speeds, as well as a soft and quiet behavior in the seas to have an advantage in onboard ride comfort with large battery and the electric motor.

Petestep made simulations and could see significant improvements both to the performance and to the dryness of the ride, by reducing the wetted area and redirecting spray water downwards and aftwards. “It’s very important to work closely with our customers, and with Zodiac Nautic this has been a main thread throughout this innovative project.” says Jonas Danielsson, CEO of Petestep. “With the quiet electric driveline, it’s very rewarding to experience the total package working so well on the Avon eJET 450.“

Avon is planning more models in different sizes in the e-jet range, to suit a wide range of tender needs.

About Zodiac Nautic
The inventor of the inflatable boat, Zodiac Nautic is the world’s largest and most recognized manufacturer of rigid-inflatable boats, inflatable boats, life rafts and safety equipment with an extensive production, distribution and customer service operation throughout the world.
www.avon-tenders.com, www.zodiac-nautic.com

About Petestep
Petestep was founded in 2012 with the mission to make planing boats ride better, after developing a new type of planing hull which improves the efficiency and comfort of motorboats.
www.petestep.com

Image courtesy of Zodiac Nautic, www.avon-tenders.com

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2017.04.10

Jonas Danielsson appointed as new CEO

Jonas Danielsson has been appointed CEO of Petestep AB. Jonas has a background as a competitive sailor and holds a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture from KTH in Stockholm. Jonas has been in the company since the start and has been a vital part of the company’s Research and Development. He is also responsible for building a world-class simulation tool and the hull designs of HOC 33P and Yamarin 81DC. His predecessor Håkan Lindström will remain on the Board of Directors and as a major investor in the company.

– I’m honoured to take on this challenge, says Jonas. We are constantly reminded that ride comfort is becoming ever more important for boaters. I think there is a great potential to take the boating business to a new level using innovations such as Petestep. Our number one priority now is to raise awareness about our technology and have key influencers and decision makers around the world test our boats. Sensing is believing! Take the next opportunity and come for a test drive.

 

2016.11.09

Petestep is growing

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After a year with successful boat hull designs, such as the Yamarin 81DC and HOC 33P Coupé, we are now strengthening our team to handle outstanding projects. We are happy to welcome Jens Sönnergaard to our team as of today. After 25 years of working in his own marketing company, Jens joins Petestep as our Commercial Director. He will be in charge of sales and customer relations as well as marketing. Jens has a genuine background in boating, raised in Stockholm archipelago, with experience from the Swedish Navy and Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS).

2016.08.23

HOC 33P premiere in Gustavsberg, Sweden, 2-4 September

HOC Yachts are exhibiting on their first boat show ever, showing the HOC 33P Coupé, with Petestep hull. There will also be an opportunity for test rides.

“Built to operate in any climate and manage challenging conditions, the 33P Coupé is a modern boat which is aesthetically pleasing, while uncompromising in functionality. With a finish that can rival a Superyacht’s, the 33P Coupé provides a feeling of luxury and comfort. Optimized design combined with the use of quality materials and components makes her spacious, stylish and practical – a unique yacht, fully utilizing the benefits of the Petestep® technology. The hull’s unique combination of a soft and quiet ride with lean consumption is elevating the standard of the cabin boat to new levels.” – HOC Yachts

https://alltpasjon.nu

 

 

2015.11.10

Petestep’s first patent issued

Finally, Petestep’s first patent has been issued in Sweden by Patent & Registreringsverket (PRV).

Our first patent was created in 2013 and is focused on the way we design deflectors to remove wetted surface and create thrust from spray water under the hull bottom.

 

http://was.prv.se/sptv/servlet/pdf/201546