Over ten years ago – and arguably way ahead of the curve – Janne Kjellman, a passionate Finnish sailor and founder of Q Yachts, set himself the goal of developing a silent and sustainable propulsion solution for boats. The result was Oceanvolt, a revolutionary electric marine propulsion system for sailing yachts. Fast forward to today, and that same technology has been refined, refreshed and repurposed to deliver the firm’s first 100% electric motor yacht: the Q30. A 9.3m study in sharp, minimalist style, this impressive vessel can reach speeds of up to 15 knots and glides through the water in almost total silence. Just as Kjellman always imagined. The standard battery pack can achieve a range of 42 nautical miles, and there is an option for an extended version which boasts a range of a whopping 80 nautical miles. Little wonder the Q30 has been called the ‘Tesla of the sea.’ On board, there’s room for up to eight guests with an alfresco table, sunbathing platform and touchscreen controls. Meanwhile, a bright, white cabin hiding under the deck, complete with an overhead skylight, low energy LED lighting and dayhead, enables guests to extend to an overnight stay if they get hooked on this quick, quiet and incredibly innovative vessel. And why wouldn’t they?