Selecting an Electric Boat

Electric boats tend to be somewhat purpose specific in regard to capacity, use, type of waterway, length of trips, weather etc. There is the tendency to select the boat that speaks to us. You know, the pretty boat at the boat show, that makes the heart palpitate and the wallet open. This effect is amplified further by the assistance of a persistent and persuasive sales person. The wrong boat is often chosen in this manner.

So, what to do?

There is a solution (below) which you might want to consider.

First of all, before you even look at a boat, ask yourself a series of questions:

Second, do a broad on-line survey of the electric boats available. You will be amazed at the variety now available. consulting my electric boat manufacturers page and electric boat powerering and conversion page is the easiest way to do this. After that,look deeper into the types of boats which appeal most to you. Pricing is not available on most of these websites. Once you've narrowed your search, you can contact some of the manufacturers for price information and catalogues. Used electric boats are a little hard to find in most of the US. You may want to try some of the big boat seller web sites.

Third - Ok, now's a good time to go out and look at some electric boats.

I hope you find this approach useful.

Happy electric boating
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Last Updated: Aug. 20th, 2009