Electric boat propulsion is the right choice

What do you enjoy most when you go out for a day on the water? The roar of internal combustion engines at the back of your boat? The petrol smell that comes with it? If your answer to that is ‘yes’, an electric-drive boat is not for you. But if you mostly want to enjoy the peaceful surroundings, nature, and sure, speed as well, then read on!

Electric boat propulsion – the 4 main advantages

Electric boat propulsion offers a number of advantages over a traditional petrol engine. Here are the top four advantages:

  1. Sustainable

Unlike boats with traditional petrol engines, electrically powered boats do not burn fossil fuels, making them better for the environment. This is because burning fossil fuels releases a lot of CO2. On the water, an electric motor only consumes power from a battery. When this battery is charged on shore with green electricity, for example from solar panels or wind turbines, an electrically powered boat uses completely sustainable propulsion. 

  1. Silent

Because the motor of an electric-drive boat is powered by electricity and no fossil fuels are combusted on board, it does not make any noise. Indeed, an electric motor is completely silent. Just compare that to an electric car: you don’t hear its motor either. On the water, that makes for a wonderful, peaceful cruise where you can really enjoy the surroundings to the fullest.


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  1. No/low fuel costs

A day on the water can be quite expensive when you need to refill your fuel tank at the end of the day. However, with an electric-drive boat you don’t need to refuel with petrol, but just charge a battery. That means much lower fuel costs. If you can charge the battery with your own green electricity, for example from your solar panels, you actually won’t have to pay anything.

  1. Low maintenance costs

You don’t just save on fuel costs with an electric-drive boat: maintenance costs are also much lower. This is because electric motors have fewer moving parts, making it less likely that something will fail.

Electric-drive boat just as powerful

 With a roaring internal combustion engine, you might have the sense that it is very powerful and that you can cruise much faster than with the quiet electric motor. But don’t be fooled by the silence. Still waters run deep, they sometimes say. That is also true of electric-drive boats. Despite the lack of a roar, an electric motor can be just as powerful as its traditional counterpart.

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Electric boat propulsion is the right choice in all aspects

An electric-drive boat is the right choice in terms of sustainability, costs and enjoyment. Is it also the right choice for you? P&E Lowlands will be happy to advise you on that. Together, we’ll discuss which electric motor would be right for your boat, and how you want to use your boat. If you wish, you can also take a trial run with this electric motor. We offer free demos in cooperation with ELCO, the leading brand for electric boat motors. Contact us for more information or to book a demo. We’ll be happy to help!

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We supply electric drives for pleasure craft and small ships. With Elco drives we make a contribution to the switch to 100% renewable energy in our region.

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