The $6.7 billion Mahindra Group, which unveiled its 22 foot and 33 foot fibreglass power boats at the Mumbai International Boat Show today, has priced the Mahindra Odyssea 22 base model at Rs9.90 lakh.
Both the Mahindra Odyssea 22 foot and 33 foot power boats will be available with varying fit-out levels to suit individual customer requirements. The initial product launch is supported by an option for a range of Bombardier Evinrude engines and may also be fitted with alternate engines based on customer preferences. The engine prices will start at Rs3.50 lakh.
''Mahindra Odyssea 22 is a world class product suited to Indian conditions that combines global design expertise and Mahindra's proven engineering skills,'' the company said in a release.
The 22 sports a sleek design which allows easy manoeuvrability. The helm station is easy to maintain and features an ergonomically designed centre console which can be equipped with stereo and navigation electronics. The boat also features wide and comfortable bench style seats with easy access to safety equipment and recreational essentials. Ergonomic helm seats can accommodate a 'cool box' underneath, as well as the boat's anchor.
Mahindra Odyssea 33 is the ultimate lifestyle experience. With luxurious interiors and abundant space, the boat features an ergonomic, practical, stylish and state-of-the-art helm station. It has plush upholstery and abundant storage in the bow and aft area to stay well-stocked throughout the voyage.
The aft seating and cockpit table are perfect for a family dinner, while the elegant bar adds a touch of class to your prized possession. The 33 also has an enclosed, spacious and fully equipped washroom with toilet. A sleek `targa' (an arched fibreglass mast with a bimini sunshade) offers ample sun protection.
Both the Mahindra Odyssea 22 and 33 feature an advanced hybrid trihedral hull for a stable, smooth, spacious and fuel efficient ride. The tunnels on either side aerate the water and the resulting air pocket provides enhanced lift and aerodynamics which enable the boat to achieve its plane more easily. This increases the speed along with greater fuel efficiency. Trihedrals of this design also result in a wider hull ensuring greater stability and manoeuvrability.
In the next phase, the Mahindra Odyssea portfolio would potentially expand to include cabin cruisers and catamarans. All products will match international quality standards, carry the international CE certification and will be competitively priced.
Besides individual and institutional corporate clients, these products will also be attractive options for the paramilitary and defence forces, and over a period of time will also address the export market.
Mahindra Odyssea will offer a comprehensive service and support package which will enable every customer to commission, operate and maintain their boats. This will eliminate the need to deal with multiple service providers. Mahindra Odyssea will also liaise with the engine manufacturer for any warranty-related services or repairs.
Other services include boat registration and insurance, mooring arrangements, providing trained crew, routine maintenance including engine maintenance, launching the boat in water and anti-fouling treatment. The Mahindra Odyssea support team will also top up fuel and water as required, undertake cleaning and conservancy services and facilitate dry docking during the monsoon.