An electric boat, also referred to as an e-boat, is a marine vessel that is propelled through the water by an onboard electric motor. In contrast, traditional powerboats use gasoline or diesel to power an internal combustion engine. Electric boats are not a recent innovation with the earliest known electric boat motor dating back to the early 1800s. However, a recent surge has occurred in e-boat development and adoption over the past 10 years due to environmental concerns, enhanced performance offered by emerging electric motor and battery technology, and significantly reduced maintenance costs associated with electric boats. Many boat and yacht manufacturers are already selling one or more types of electric boats, which are expected to comprise almost all of the personal watercraft market within the next 20 years.
A Short History Of The Electric Boat
Who Makes Electric Boats?
The following manufacturers make electric boats:
Models: Picnic 18, Mana 23, Playa 24, Supreme 27, Leisure 28
Models: 55, 60, 80, 80 3-Deck
Electric Boats In The News
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