Electric Motors for Launches
Are you looking for an electric motor or a hybrid drive solution for your workboats? We can help.
Operators owning and operating workboats, whether it be a ranger vessel, day hire, passenger ferry, harbour services vessel or trash skimmer, can benefit from our range of inboard and outboard motors with power ranging from 2kW to 130kW, delivering cost-effective operations and reduced emissions in locations of natural beauty.
All our units offer the user low maintenance, reduced fuel costs and operational savings.
Operate in silence, at zero emissions using electric propulsion and stand ahead of the competition by offering fully electric self-skipper experiences.
Our systems start at £10,000 and are available in a range of configurations.
A perfect application
A self-drive day boat is a perfect example of where electric propulsion shines. The ease of operation, manoeuvrability and quiet operation make it an ideal solution for those who want a fantastic trip down the river without the worry difficulty or safety.
As well as using less harmful fuels, electric propulsion also helps protect the environment by reducing emissions, sound and odour pollution.
Safety and Savings
Maintenance is greatly minimised, and the frequency of repairs are reduced due fewer moving parts and the simplicity of electric design. Operation safety is greatly improved by the removal of flammable fuels and oils as well as low 48V options.
Will an electric day boat have enough range?
Due to the low-speed requirements of a self-drive boat, range is not an issue. Lithium-ion phosphate batteries use the latest technology to ensure maximum range and safety.
Once installed, what maintenance is required for an electric day boat?
Due to the nature of electric propulsion, there are fewer moving parts which include motors and batteries that do not require any maintenance except occasional lubrication. Once installed the electric system should run without interruption for a significantly longer duration than conventional propulsion.
Are electric self-drive boats harder to operate?
As self-drive boats are targeted at experienced and non-experienced customers, they must be easy to operate and safe to use. An electric day boat is easier to operate than a conventional day boat as it allows slower and more accurate manoeuvring due to the ability to rotate the electric motors at any rpm.
What if my vessel does not have the space or weight allowance to have the necessary batteries onboard for the speed and power requirements?
It is possible to use a low emission genset as a range extender with the electric propulsion system. This would become a series hybrid setup where the genset charges the batteries when needed and the batteries power the motor. You can significantly increase the range of the vessel whilst maintaining low noise and emissions.