Pure Watercraft and General Motors launch first electric pontoon boat
Pure Watercraft, manufacturer of electric boats and propulsion systems, and General Motors has unveiled its all-electric pontoon boat at US exbhibition CES and has opened pre-orders on its website. This is the first product to result from Pure Watercraft’s collaboration with General Motors.
Recently, MIN reported that General Motors acquired a 25 per cent ownership share in Seattle-based Pure Watercraft.
Pure Watercraft says its affordable luxury all-electric pontoon boat provides a new level of enjoyment, performance, and low maintenance to a segment that represents approximately 20 per cent of the US recreational boating market, growing more than 20 per cent annually.
Pure Watercraft’s 7.5m pontoon boat, with top speed of up to 23mph, will have capacity for up to ten people, and is powered by single or twin Pure Outboard motors and a GM battery pack of up to 66kWh. The companies say the the vessel is ideally suited for cruising, watersports and fishing. Pricing is expected to start at $45,000 (single outboard) and $60,000 (twin outboard).
“Pontoon boating is booming, because people want to get out on the water and socialise with family and friends in the great outdoors,” says CEO Andy Rebele. “This boat gives them a more enjoyable experience, free from engine noise and the hassles of fuel and maintenance, at a price comparable to that of a conventional pontoon boat. This unprecedented value is a result of our relentless focus on efficiency.”
Pre-orders are currently being accepted, with first deliveries expected in late 2022.