When choosing an electric boat instead of a gas boat, you pay respect to the environment and other people enjoying the water. But, if these reasons are not enough for you, the following will probably change your mind.
We made a comparative table with actual data on the Fantail 217 with an electric motor and a gas engine. On this model, we use eight 6 V lead acid batteries for a total of 48 V. With this voltage, the Torqeedo 4.0 (4,000 watts) engine will be able to make eight hours at a speed of 10 km / h (6 mph). The same as its gas equivalent, the Mercury 9.9 HP engine.
Comparative Table of an Electric Motor Vs. a Gasoline Engine
In the table above, calculations of the consumption costs of these two engines with equivalent performance. If you use your boat 40 days a year, you will only pay $ 120 a year in electricity, compared to $ 1,935.20 in gasoline.
Electric Boats with Little Maintenance Cost and Longer Lifetime
The cost of maintenance of a gasoline powered boat is much higher than the cost of maintenance of an electric boat. The only thing you need to do with the Fantail 217 is to keep it on charge when you are not using it. This will keep the batteries in good condition. However, if you have experience with a gas boat, you know it’s not that simple. You will have to change the engine and foot oil, the impeller, the spark plug, the wiring and the distributor cap.
The lifetime of an electric motor is also an important advantage of this type of motorization. Gasoline engines have many more moving parts, which are likely to break, compared to electric motors. Electric motors have on average a life time of 20 years.
Eco-Friendly Electric Boats
Finally, Vision Marine Technologies’ electric boats emit no greenhouse gases, no oil and no smoke. Our electric boats are also completely silent. So, they are respectful of the environment that surrounds them and other people who also take advantage of the water.
In addition to save over $ 2,000 in gasoline and maintenance per year, you will reduce your carbon footprint by 2.8 tons per year.
Get on board and be electric!