SailGP charters fleet of RS Electric Boats

SailGP says it is chartering a fleet of Pulse 63 electric boats for its Season 3, as part of its commitment to accelerate the transition to clean energy.

RS Electric Boats will supply SailGP with four Pulse 63 electric RIBs. The vessels are 100% electric so generate zero emissions and are oil-free, meaning there is no risk of water pollution. These boats additionally have almost silent operation and produce little wake.

Designed to be an electric boat from the beginning, the RIB features a unique aerodynamic hull form that supports the weight of the batteries while allowing rapid acceleration, functional speeds up to 23 knots and ample range.

“It is an absolute privilege to team up with SailGP and be a part of their transition to a zero-emission support fleet,” says Jon Partridge, RS Electric Boats commercial CEO.

The two endeavours will work together to inspire the uptake of electric propulsion across the sailing community and wider marine sector. There are a variety of Pulse 63 models already on the market including coach, commercial, superyacht and leisure craft.

“SailGP is committed to have it’s entire on-water footprint powered by clean energy propulsion by 2025,” says Tom Verity, on water transition manager at SailGP. “We recognise the high performance capabilities of the Pulse 63 and are thrilled to be working with RS electric to deliver on this progressive commitment.”

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