Available New Electric Boats



This section will provide you with the best list I can compile of available new electric or solar electric boats. The list is growing fast. My sources are primarily the internet, brochures I've collected and the Electric Boating Association of the Americas.


Low Cost Electric Boats

One-Man Crow
This 10 ft 8 inch by 38 inch boat is powered by a .41hp 12 volt submersible motor. They make a two passenger model as well
Crow Boats Inc, P.O. Box 1557 Lumberton, NC 28358

Spin-Craft This 10 ft 2 inch long monohull is said to attain speeds in the 4-6 m.p.h. range.

WaterWheeler Electric
Expanded Polystyrene paddle wheel 91" X 64" catamaran style boat. This boat is powered by peddling and a #28 lb thrust submersible motor mounted inboard.
Made by: Leisure Life Limited, 4855 Broadmoor S.E. Grand Rapids, Mi 49412
Leisure Life - Water Wheeler

Cobalt Marine 13 ft The boat is powered by two inboard installed minnkota submersible motors said to obtain speeds to 5.5 knots. Try their website at Cobalt Marine

Secret Moauntain electric Kayak
Try their website at Secret Mountain Boats

Marsh Muckers Wooden Electric Boats
Try their website at: Marsh Muckers

Bobcat Boats Inc - They have several models of electric boat with inboard installed trolling motors in a hull form known as a pirogue.They include a 13 ft. 9 " (about $1800) and a 15 ft. 3 inch 2 passenger model. Try their website at: Bobcat Boats

Electric-Ghost Canoes 7117 Bembe Beach Road Annapolis, MD 21403

Black River Companion The 15 ft X 32 inch model is made of select cedar and walnut and powered by a submersible 0.5-h.p. permanent-magnet motor. Speed and range are 3.5 mph for 12 hours. Two other models are available, including the Voyager which is powered by a 24/36 volt submersible and caries up to 6 people ($3900),
Black River Boats Route 1 Box 173 D Rose Hill, NC 28458 Black River Boats Web site

Mid Range Priced Electic Boats ($5,000 - $12,000)

Electra Craft Party Boat 12 Sport This 12 ft long fiberglass pontoon style boat is powered by a 3 hp GE inboard electric motor. The boat accomodates 7 adults and has 4 6 volt 220 Amp marine batteries. There is a built in charger and the motor is controlled with a solid state infinitely variable speed control. Party Boat 12 Web Page

Duffy 14 Run-A-Bout Duffy 17 Run-a-bout(about$11,495)
The Duffy 17 is 17' 0" long on deck, 6' 8" wide, and draws 1'10''. The boat weighs 1200 lbs and accomodates 8 adults. The boat has a top speed of 6.5 mph with a range of 5 hours at top speed (10 hrs at a 4 mph cruising speed).
Duffy Electric Boat Co. 670 West 17th,Str., Costa Mesa, Ca 92627
Duffy Electric Boat Co
E-mail Address: mail@duffyboats.com

ELDEBO Pontoon Boat The 13 ft.X 72 inch plastic pontoon boat is powered by a 24 volt 5 spd submersible motor (installed inboard). This boat seats up to 6 and operates at speeds up to 5 knots for 5 hours.
Made by: Leisure Life Limited, 4855 Broadmoor S.E. Grand Rapids, Mi 49412 Leisure Life - Eldebo

Elco Serenity 14
This 14 ft long by 4 ft wide fiberglass boat draws 10 inches of water and weights 390 lbs. The boat is powered by a 24 volt 0.5 HP 25 Amp permanent magnet electric motor.Two 105 AH sealed lead acid batteries are used for a range of 50 miles at the cruising speed of 4.7 MPH. The Top speed is 5.3 MPH.
Elco 261 Upper N. Road, Highland, NY 12528
ELCO Web site

Budsin Lightning Bug
This 15 foot by 4 foot 2 inch cold molded white cedar boat is powered by a 24 volt 0.5 hp inboard motor. The speed and range are 3.5 mph for 5 hours. Budsin offers models up to 26 ft long.
Budsin Woodcraft P.O. Box 279, Marshallberg, NC 28553 Budsin Woodcraft Web site

Electric Marine Industries
They have a 15.5 ft fiberglass electric launch type boat available. Try their website at: EMI


Traditional Type Launches

Oyster 16 (Available in UK) Bossums Boatyard in Oxford has GRP/Wood electric (or diesel) launches in 14 ft, 16 ft, 20 ft and 32 ft lengths. I assumimg all models are available in electric, but its not 100% clear from the Ad I used for the information.

Electracraft 16
This 16 ft by 6 ft 8 in boat is powered by a 36 volt 3-h.p.motor. The speed and range are 5.7 mph for 8 hrs. Other models are available including a 12 ft party boat, two 16 ft traditional style boats, two 18 ft traditional style boats as well as an 18 ft pontoon style party boat. Electra Craft 31265-B La Baya Dr. Westlake Village,CA 91382 Electracraft Web Site

Duffy 16
This 15' 6" by 8' 6" boat is powered by a 36 volt 5 hp motor. The Speed and Range are 6 mph for 5 hours (with 6 batteries) Duffy Boats site

Duffy 18 -
This 18 ft by 6 ft 6 inch fiberglass boat is powered by a 36 volt 5-h.p. inboard electric motor. The speed and range are 4 mph for 10 hours. Top spd. is 6.2 MPH
Built by Duffield Electric Boat Company, CA

Duffy 21 -
This 21 ft by 7 ft. 4 inch boat draws 1 ft. 10 inches and is powered by a 36 volt 5 HP electric motor. The speed and range are 4 MPH for 9 hrs. the top speed is 6.5 MPH

Beckman Compromise 21 Electric Launch (about $19,595)
Claimed to have the most efficiently driven hull on the market currently, This hull combines the attributes of the fantail and torpedo stern launch. The boat is 21 ft 3 inches overall, with a 20 ft waterline, a 5 ft. 51/2 inch beam and a 2 ft draft. The compromise 21 cruises at 6 mph using 48 volts and less than 14 amperes providing a range of over 50 miles. Her top speed is close to 10 mph depending on load and windage.
Beckmann's Boatshop Limited - SteamLaunch, Electric Boat, Solar Power Boats Builders of replica and reproduction, anitque and classic, steam, electric, diesel, and solar power boats, launches, yachts, tugboats, trawlers, and steam boilers and engines, and more Beckmann Ltd. P.O. Box 26 Slocum, RI 20877 Beckman Web site

Beckman Compromise 25 Electric Launch The compromise 25 uses a lengthened version of the compromise 21 hull and is claimed to be even more efficient. The boat is 25 ft 4 inches overall length, has a 6 ft 4 1/4 inch beam and a 2 ft draft. The compromise will cruise at 6.5 mph using 48 volts and less than 13 amperes. The top speed is 10 mph. The range at cruising speed is almost 100 miles.

Beckman Mase 22 Electric Launch
The Mase 22 is considered a roomy and spacious launch taht may be outfitted for extended live aboard. The boat is 22 ft 3 inches overall length, has a 7 ft 10 inch beam and draws 2 ft. The boat is single screw and carries a double set of batteries providing her with a 5.5 mph cruising speed and a range of 100 miles.

Beckman Compromise 47 Electric Yacht
This 47 ft long cruising boat is equiped with twin screws and is equiped with a completely outfitted interior to sleep up to 8 people. The amenities include a complete galley, refrigeration, and a warm water shower. The range is said to be over 100 miles at a cruising speed of 6 mph. Her top speed is over 10 mph. When equiped with solar panels, the boat is said to be capable of 4.2 mph indefinitely.

Elliot Bay Steam Launch Co. - Provides custom launches, Kits and components 6744 SE 36th Ave., Portland, Or 97202 Phone (503)775-8954

Elco Serenity 18
This classic shaped fiberglass boat is 18 ft. 6 inches long by 7 ft. wide and draws 18 inches of water.This model has canvas covered decks with oak coaming, sheerstrake and rubrails and a teak sole. The power is provided by a 36 volt field wound two HP electric motor. Six 420 AH sealed lead acid batteries are employed. The cruising speed and range are 5.3 mph for 50 miles.
Elco 261 Upper N. Road, Highland, NY 12528
ELCO Web site

Elco Classic 18
This classic shaped fiberglass boat is 18 ft. 6 inches long by 7 ft. wide and draws 18 inches of water.This model has Mahogany decks with oak cover boards, coaming, sheerstrake and rubrails and a teak sole.Additional mahagany trim is also included in this model. The power is provided by a 36 volt field wound two HP electric motor. Six 420 AH sealed lead acid batteries are employed. The cruising speed and range are 5.3 mph for 50 miles.
Elco 261 Upper N. Road, Highland, NY 12528
ELCO Web site

Elco Serenity 24
This classic shaped fiberglass boat is 24 ft. long by 7 ft. 2 inches wide and draws 24 inches of water.This model has Canvas covered decks with oak , coaming, sheerstrake and rubrails and a teak sole. The power is provided by a 36 volt field wound four HP electric motor. Six 440 AH sealed lead acid batteries are employed. The cruising speed and range are 5.3 mph for 50 miles.Top speed is 6.8 mph
Elco 261 Upper N. Road, Highland, NY 12528
ELCO Web site

Elco Classic 24
This classic shaped fiberglass boat is 24 ft. long by 7 ft. 2 inches wide and draws 24 inches of water.This model has Mahogany decks Benches with oak , coaming, sheerstrake and rubrails and a teak sole. The power is provided by a 36 volt field wound four HP electric motor. Six 440 AH sealed lead acid batteries are employed. The cruising speed and range are 5.3 mph for 50 miles.Top speed is 6.8 mph
Elco 261 Upper N. Road, Highland, NY 12528
ELCO Web site

Elco Serenity 30
This classic shaped fiberglass electric launch is 30 ft long, 6 ft. 6 inches wide, draws 27 inches and weighs 5000lbs. This model has canvas decks, oak coaming, sheerstrake and rubrails and a teak sole.The power is provided by a 48-volt 4-h.p. inboard electric motor. Eight 440 AH batteries are employed. Cruising Speed and range are 6.5 mph for 50 miles. Top speed is 7.8 MPH
Elco 261 Upper N. Road, Highland, NY 12528 ELCO Web site

Elco Classic 30
This classic shaped fiberglass electric launch is 30 ft long, 6 ft. 6 inches wide, draws 27 inches and weighs 5000lbs. This model has Mahogany seats and other trim as well as oak coaming, sheerstrake and rubrails and a teak sole.The power is provided by a 48-volt 4-h.p. inboard electric motor. Eight 440 AH batteries are employed. Cruising Speed and range are 6.5 mph for 50 miles. Top speed is 7.8 MPH
Elco 261 Upper N. Road, Highland, NY 12528 ELCO Web site


Other Boats

The Zelec (Available in France)
The ZELEC is about 17 ft long, accomodates up to eight people and is powered by twin outboards. The boat is made by Ruban Bleu Zelec

The SCOOP (Available in France)
The SCOOP is about 14 ft long, accomodates up to six people and is available with a sun rof and table. The boat is made by Ruban Bleu

The Derby 4.30 (Available in France)
The Derby 4.3 is 14 ft. long and carries up to 6 adults. It caries 4-24 watt batteries and is offered with a choice of one or two outboards. The top speed is said to be 5 knots. The running time is said to be 10 hours

The Duffy Party Cat
This 15 ft. 6 inch catamaran style hull draws 2 ft 1 inch of water and is powered by 36 volts 5 hp electric motor. The boat seats 10 adults and has a cruising range and speed of 4 mph for 10 hours. The top speed is 6.2 mph
Duffy Electric Boat Co.

The Duffy Cat 18
This 17 ft long by 8 ft 6 inch wide catamaran seats 10 adults and is poewered by a 36 volt 5 hp electric motor.The cruising range and speed are 4 MPH for 10 hrs. The top speed is 6.6 MPH
Duffy Electric Boat Co.

The Duffy Sportcat 18
This 17 ft. 10 inches long by 8 ft 6 inches wide catamaran draws 1 ft. 10 inches of water. The catamaran seats 10 adults and is powered by a 36 volt, 5 HP electric motor. The cruising speed and range are 4 MPH for 10 hrs. The top spd is 6.2 MPH

Charger 20 - a 20 ft "sporty" inboard drive runabout
350 Riverside Avenue, Riverside CT 06878 Telephone: (203) 637-0048

Charger 40 - A 40 ft boat with electric/solar/diesel power
Clearwater Electric Boats
17 Palmer Lane, Riverside, Ct 06878 Phone (800)398 2016

Sail Boats with Auxillary Elecric Power

Windborn Sailboats (16, 19, 23, 27 and 35 foot Models Available)
These exciting new boats have resulted in a collaboration of Com-Pac Yachts and Elco. Elco provides the electric drives and associated equipment which consists of a field wound motor, side mounted throtlle with gauges, built in speed controller and battery chargers with sealed batteries located in the keel( 4 D$ batteries in the case of the 23 ft model. I don't yet have specific information on the size of the motors used, however the ELCO line up normally consists of motors from 2 - 8 hp.
Hutchins Co, Inc. 1195 Kapp Dr. Clearwater, Fl. 34625 Try theWindborn Web site
Their E-Mail address is windborn@bmd.clis.com


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