Electric boats are environmentally friendly, almost maintenance free, reliable, cheap to run and easy to operate. With an electric boat you can entertain your family, friends and business associates with a leisurely cruise on the harbour, lake or river.
Electric boats give you the opportunity to calmly enjoy the natural surroundings, listen to the water lapping against the hull, birds flying past or just calmly watch the scenery go past without any annoying motor noise. Enjoy a conversation with your fellow passengers without having to raise your voice. Enjoy a piece of music from the radio without having to play it at levels that may annoy others.
Low running costs
Electric boats are extremely cheap to run. With today's soaring fuel prices it can be daunting to fill up your motor boat for a day out on the water. An electric boat can be fully recharged economically, realising huge savings on everyday running costs. An easy to read 'fuel gauge' gives you all the necessary information; how much charge there is left in the batteries, and how many hours of boating that means. After a day out, the boat can just be hooked up to the mains (normal household power) to recharge.
Electric motors have just one moving part. This makes the drive systems (compared to traditional combustion engines which have dozens of moving parts, subject to wear and tear) almost completely maintenance free. This saves a considerable amount of money, since engine maintenance is - after fuel - the main cost for motorized vessels.
Electric boats are very safe. Because there is no engine noise, the skipper can hear approaching boats and steer clear of danger. Apart from a conventional set-up, electric boats can be steered with their motor (a pod engine) or with a propellor attached to the rudder, which makes them extremely manoeuvrable. Maximum speeds are limited so there is little danger of high speed collisions.
Easy to operate
Electric boats are extremely easy to operate; the power can be easily adjusted and switching from forward to reverse occurs without a 'neutral' clutch. Some electric boats can be steered directly with their motor and propeller for unparalleled maneuverability and can turn on their own length. They can be docked in the smallest of spaces.