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Vettesetter

Electric powered EPIC 232 Sport boat

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Vettesetter

Check out this electric boat My link

How cool would it be to wakeboard on lakes that only allow electrics. The fisherman would have a complete meltdown. :rofl:

Edited by Joe Hollywood

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kengrutza

Nautique has demo'd an Electric boat.

I work with companies here in Illinois that do gas/electric conversionsfor all types of boats and a motor manufacturer that builds the electric motors for them.

The only thing they lack from being able to completely compete with Gas powered is the battery/charge store capability.

As they improve, look for them to become more and more prevelant.

It is a cool thing to see someone kickin up a wake or layn down a slalom run without the traditional noise.

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Vettesetter

Heres the all electric Nautique My link

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Bobby Light

I think it's incredible engineering but man I'd hate to have to pony up when it's time for new batteries in 5 years or so (20k-30K?). Knowing that about the boat would make it depreciate really fast. All of the sudden the batteries become part of the depreciation and for good reason.

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TalleyHo

Perhaps someone can explain to me why you cannot have a gas powered electric motor? I know that sounds stupid, but if you could get a small/efficient enough engine to generate enough juice to run the electric motor, it seems you could have a good hybrid option. Especially if you can ditch the majority of the battery packs and use small pack/cap to handle rush current for startup. I haven't done the math - I'm sure there is a reason nobody has done this.

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Love2Ride

That Epic has the second ugliest tower I've ever seen next the the MC power tower! :yuk:

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Levi900RR

I/O ?!?!?!?!?!?! :crazy:

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Bozboat

I/O ?!?!?!?!?!?! :crazy:

Hey, what is that black thing sticking out of the back of the wakeboat?

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foiler1

Hey, what is that black thing sticking out of the back of the wakeboat?

looks like a lower unit

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nyryan2001

I am usually pretty open minded to other brands of boats, as I am likely the most non-elitest Malibu owner there is, but its a toss up for the ugliest boat between the Epic and that Tomcat boat.

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CL-Rides

I am usually pretty open minded to other brands of boats, as I am likely the most non-elitest Malibu owner there is, but its a toss up for the ugliest boat between the Epic and that Tomcat boat.

I personally think Epic wins that award..

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MARiley

ew. no thanks.

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martinarcher

I agree with you guys. If your going to call it "Epic" it better look a lot better than that and certainly better not have a lower unit. :Doh:

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Lance B. Johnson

Wow that is ugly. You guys weren't kidding.

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calvinclark

Fugly = f'n ugly!

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Ndawg12

Fugly is right, and what about the driver console/dash. I don't want to feel like a McDonald's cashier when I'm driving my boat :crazy:

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Nitrousbird

$150,000 for an I/O wanna-be wakeboat coverted to electric.

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Steve B.

5800 lbs?

Steve B.

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Bozboat

Just me thinking, this boat will never be more than an experiment.

$150,000 boat that can pull a wakeboarder for one hour.

and yet still burns 1/2 the gas of a typical boat on a four hour trip ??

Did this company get a loan from the Energy Department?

from the website

http://www.evepic.com/water/23h/

Over 50% reduced total carbon dioxide emissions

Nearly 90% reduced carbon monoxide emissions at wakesurfing rope lengths

Virtually no risk of CO poisoning Ultra-quiet motor/generator

Burns 50% less fuel than a typical wakeboard boat on a 4 hour wakeboard outing

Wakeboard 1 hr with only batteries

Wakesurf for 3 hrs with only batteries

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Nitrousbird

Oddly enough, there were a bunch of people on Wakeworld defending this boat and all of its VERY SIGNIFICANT shortcomings (price, being ugly, an I/O, price again, battery maintenance costs, battery life, did I mention price because the thing is f'ing $150,000!!!!!).

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