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Electric Boat Options

All of the versatility, none of the gas
By Julie Kuczynski
Published: June 6, 2013
Today's market for electric boats is vast compared to what it was even 10 years ago. A quick lap at a boat show or Google search for "electric boats" reveals a plethora of choices, from canopied cruisers to small electric outboard skiffs. If you want to go silent and burn no fuel (whether you're fishing, skiing or cruising) there are many options. Here are eight, including some not shown in the August 2013 issue of Cabin Life.
Budsin Wood Craft Lightning Bug Launch
Budsin Wood Craft Lightning Bug Launch

Budsin Wood Craft Lightning Bug Launch

Length: 15 feet
Beam: 4 feet, 3 inches
Dry weight: 525 pounds
Max power: 700 watt, 24-volt electric motor
MSRP: Starting at $24,400
Website: www.budsin.com

Elco Classic Launch
Elco Classic Launch

Elco Classic Launch

Length: 24 feet
Beam: 7 feet, 2 inches
Dry weight: 3,500 pounds
Max power: 3 hp, high efficiency SEPX 36-volt DC motor
MSRP: $106,000
Website: www.elcomotoryachts.com

Freedom Electric Marine Twin Troller X10
Freedom Electric Marine Twin Troller X10

Freedom Electric Marine Twin Troller X10

Length: 10 feet
Beam: 4 feet
Dry weight: 175 pounds
Max power: 2 hp, (2) 36-pound thrust DC electric motors (twin propulsion)
MSRP: $2,945
Website: www.freedomelectric
marine.com

Super Air Nautique 230 E
Super Air Nautique 230 E

Super Air Nautique 230 E

Length: 23 feet, 1.5 inches (without platform)
Beam: 8 feet, 3 inches
Dry weight: 4,400 pounds
Max power: 160 kW or 215 hp
MSRP: Contact manufacturer
Website: www.nautique.com

ElectraCraft 18LS
Length:
18 feet
Beam: 7 feet, 6 inches
Dry weight: 2,060 pounds
Max power: High-thrust DC electric motor
MSRP: Contact manufacturer
Website: www.electracraft.com

 

ElectraCraft 160CS
Length:
15 feet, 6 inches
Beam:
8 feet, 6 inches
Dry weight: 2,130 pounds
Max power: High-thrust DC electric motor
MSRP: Contact manufacturer
Website: www.electracraft.com

 

Epic Boats 232SE All-Electric Sport Boat
Length:
23 feet, 2 inches
Beam: 102 inches
Dry weight: 5,800 pounds
Max power: 140 kW or 188 hp, electric motor
MSRP: See local dealer
Website: www.epicboats.com



Torqueedo Electric Outboards

Electric outboards for kayaks, skiffs, dinghies and other crafts
Website: www.torqueedo.com/us

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