Sunday, July 14, 2024

Pure Watercraft unveils new all-electric pontoon boat

Pure Watercraft has unveiled its groundbreaking all-electric pontoon boat at CES and opened pre-orders on its website. This is the first product to result from Pure Watercraft’s collaboration with General Motors.

This 24’7″ electric pontoon boat is ideal for enjoying all-day cruising and quiet, hassle-free boating. Powered by GM’s automotive-grade battery pack of up to 66 kWh and single or dual 25kW Pure Outboard motors, this fully integrated electric boat accommodates up to 10 passengers.

With a single motor, the boat has a maximum speed of 15 mph (24 km/h), while with dual electric outboard motors, it can reach a top speed of 23 mph (37 km/h). A half-to-full charge takes 30 hours from a 120-volt outlet, or five hours from a 240-volt outlet, while it can be charged from 0 to 80% capacity in just an hour using DC Fast Charger.

It comes equipped with a GPS-enabled display screen that shows the state of charge, speed of travel, and travel time remaining. The ergonomic throttle handle is wirelessly connected to motors via Bluetooth. It can be mounted either on the side or bottom of the screen, making it compatible with different helm configurations.

The Electric Pontoon Boat offers versatility for cruising, watersports, and fishing while providing a quiet boating experience that only an all-electric boat can. Pricing is expected to start at $45,000 (single outboard) and $60,000 (twin outboard). Pre-orders are currently being accepted on the company’s website, with first deliveries expected in late 2022.