Originally Posted by siestakey
Very cool looking go fast electric
Nice pretty little
electric power set up in nice pretty little
relatively unloaded boat.
No stats provided regarding range at stored power levels, attainable speeds, charge time, nor charge needs for gen set, fuel, solar panels, or shore power consumption.
From my associate's and my research, as well as, research from others we've read: Small boats are fairly ok for electric power at basically affordable installation costs as well as fairly efficient charging rates and time spans. However, their range is limited between charges; unless good size hydrocarbon burning gen set is aboard and constantly used.
Therefore, any more than little pleasure boats (i.e. large pleasure boats) do not currently receive increased efficiency in costs or useful time-spans by going electric.
IMO: Not until energy recharge and energy storage/release (e.g. expensive, weighty, cumbersome, disposal-restrictive batteries) reach new levels of development will larger pleasure power boats that need to go distances, at speeds, to accomplish schedules become financially and usefully-fun targets for electric power.
Electric power is great for government craft or big-business craft where energy-funds are no problem due to the deep-pocket syndrome.