JULY 7, 2022
Presenting the revolutionary Four Winns H2 OB electric powerboat
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Recently, Vision Marine and Beneteau completed successful on-water testing (or “sea trials”), which saw Vision Marine’s disruptive E-Motion™ 180E (180 hp) electric propulsion system power Beneteau’s prestigious and sporty 22” Four Winns H2 OB powerboat. During those sea trials, both parties evaluated the E-Motion™ propulsion system’s optimization of the configuration with respect to the parameters of the H2 OB vessel, thus maximizing the performance of the uniquely powerful E-Motion™ outboard motor.
Under the terms of the partnership, Beneteau will purchase E-Motion™ 180E powertrains directly from Vision Marine. Although the two companies have not yet announced order commitments, the long standing relationship between both parties is a seminal validation of the underlying technology, and offers a clear revenue path for Vision Marine’s flagship E-Motion™ 180E electric propulsion system, which can be equipped on virtually any 18-29 foot boat.
Fourwinns H2 boat
Groupe Beneteau, a global industry leader, accelerating its electric transition mandate
Groupe Beneteau has been a leader and innovator within the global boating industry for more than 130 years, with operations in France, the United States, Italy, and Poland. As a recognized international market pioneer, Beneteau and its unique brand portfolio offers nearly 180 recreational boat models, which includes sailboats, powerboats, and yachts. In 2021, at the 43rd Cannes Yachting Festival, Beneteau’s recently retired Chairman and CEO Jérôme de Metz announced that the company was accelerating its electric transition mandate. To quote, “A new world of pleasure boating and marine leisure is coming into view on the horizon, and all of us throughout Groupe Beneteau are positioning ourselves to be the leading players in this new world.”
Vision Marine is the first mover in a burgeoning market
Vision Marine is confident that the E-Motion™ will be the first and only high performance electric outboard and associated powertrain system to market which possess significant power and torque to reach speeds required to enable water sports, and thus properly propel diverse boats such as pontoons, center consoles, and catamarans. Management believes that no comparable performance electric outboard technology has been developed, nor is any comparable technology even close to commercial market production. Given this partnership with Groupe Beneteau, the E-Motion™ propulsion system is at the precipice of an historic moment in the marine industry, as Vision Marine rapidly accelerates its march towards zero emission via electrifying waterways worldwide, and to take a commanding dominance over the electric outboard market.