Vintage Speedboats Go Electric

Edison Marine

O.K, so it's not an automobile.; But we've lauded Chevrolet's Tahoe Hybrid for its towing ability, and I think Edison Marine's all-electric speedboat makes for an awesome - and equally green - towable plaything.

Built in the style of vintage Chris-Craft speedboats, Edison's boat is a seventeen-foot wooden speedboat with dual cockpits.; In lieu of the traditional internal-combustion powerplant, Edison equips its boat with 144-volt DC motors connected to the prop.; Both single- and dual-propeller versions are available - unusual for this size of craft.

Although the Edison supposedly can run for 8-10 hours on a single charge, that figure's tied to speeds under 10 mph.; That said, the boat can hit a top end of 31 mph, but that will limit just how far you can cruise.; We'd recommend skipping that infamous three hour tour...

The mixture of electricity and elegance doesn't come cheap.; The base single-prop motor runs for close to $100,000.; The dual-prop model stickers at $120,000, but also comes with its own trailer.

That's a lot of coin, but hey; whatever floats your boat.

Source: Edison Marine

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