ePropulsion to power EV-ready Cheetah R630

Cheetah R630

RS Marine Group is collaborating with ePropulson’s X Series electric outboards to power the group’s Cheetah R630 EV-ready RIB.

The new Cheetah R630 will be showcased at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, taking place at Farnborough International in the UK from 24 to 25 February 2024.

ePropulsion has confirmed it will supply its X Series electric outboard motors for the  6.3-metre Cheetah R630, comprising either the X20 or X40, offering 20kW or 40kW of power, respectively.

The 6.3-metre Cheetah R630 has been designed in conjunction with RS Electric Boats. It features a cathedral hull, which pushes less water and gets on the plane at lower speeds than a normal RIB of its size, improving efficiency. It is also equipped with either 22kWh or 43kWh battery packs, ensuring extended cruising ranges suitable for various adventures on the water.

“We’re delivering on our strategy to provide EV-ready craft,” says Jon Partridge, RS Marine Group CEO. “The marine sector has definitely woken up to the fact that we need to make a decisive change and we are excited to be working with ePropulsion as our power supplier.”

Partridge continues: “Our partnership began with the RS21, which comes with a built-in 1kw ePropulsion unit. This early collaboration helped form the idea for RS Electric Boats.”

“We are delighted that RS Marine Group has chosen ePropulsion’s X-Series Outboard Motors for their new Cheetah R630,” says Steve Bruce, ePropulsion global OEM director. “The X Series motors are a testament to our commitment to advancing technology in electric marine propulsion.

“Our partnership extends beyond providing advanced, eco-friendly motors; we are also designing a custom battery specifically for the R630 hull. This unique combination enhances the R630’s standing as a pinnacle of sustainable boating innovation, redefining industry standards in efficiency and performance.”

“During testing, the X40 demonstrated remarkable results, affirming its alignment with the R630’s innovative design. The synergy between the motors and the vessel showcased outstanding operational characteristics, further enhancing the R630’s appeal as a leader in its class,” concludes Bruce.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors at the launch event and sharing more about the Cheetah R630, a remarkable addition to our lineup that combines efficiency, innovation, and performance,” adds Partridge.

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