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Nautique Announces 100% Electric Wakeboard Boat

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Nitrousbird

Useless. Low run time, and high price. Rumor I heard was the price will be near 200k...no thanks. Battery technology isn't there for a useable electric boat yet. Fit for a niche customer that is trying to skirt some kind of fuel rule or HP limit, as you would never come close to recovering your costs in fuel savings.

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Bobby Light

Resale would probably be pretty bad do to the battery lifespan and replacement cost. Who wants to buy a used boat and pony up $20k+ for a battery bank.

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A-hole

Resale would probably be pretty bad do to the battery lifespan and replacement cost. Who wants to buy a used boat and pony up $20k+ for a battery bank.

epic boats have tried it....there customers are all over seas?This is what I've heard/read

agree ...dumb idea...but that is what everyone thought of the Pries line.Boat market much smaller & not as green

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REW

78 KW Hours of battery life 160KW of peak power. Assuming a average power output of 50% or peak or 80KW you will have just under 1 hour of run time before the batteries are dead. As mentioned earlier battery technology is not ready yet for an electric boat, and I was real generous with my assumption.

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Ceesub

It may not be super practical, but it sure would be sweet to ride behind something that quite! Don't get me wrong, I love the sound of my V-8, but silence would be sweet too.

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Steve B.

Thankfully, some outside the box thinkers keep trying to move away from fossil fuels. Keep trying !

The power of something like an Ipad wasn't even thought of not long ago.

Steve B.

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REW

Thankfully, some outside the box thinkers keep trying to move away from fossil fuels. Keep trying !

The power of something like an Ipad wasn't even thought of not long ago.

Steve B.

Hyjack

I agree but we could cut our useage by about 30% going to diesel in our cars and trucks. My TDi jetta gets 44+ mpg with three drivers (one teen)., Just a thought. However the ipad comment is true just a couple of years ago the cost for going without paper in the cockpit of a jet was around 6000 minimum to about 160K for the really neat concept. I did the ipad thing at work and we are paperless for under 1000.

Hyjack off

ok so shoot me i'm board

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Nitrousbird

Thankfully, some outside the box thinkers keep trying to move away from fossil fuels. Keep trying !

The power of something like an Ipad wasn't even thought of not long ago.

Steve B.

Where do you think the majority of electric power comes from? About 1/2 of the US Electric Generation is coal - a fossil fuel. Nearly another 1/4 is Natural Gas. The rest being Nuclear, with a small percentage being clean generation (solar/hydro/wind). How is that moving away from fossil fuels?

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NorCaliBu
Where do you think the majority of electric power comes from?

Doesn't it grow on trees? Fall from the sky? Oh no, I know, it comes from electric eels... :Doh:

:crazy:

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Steve B.

Where do you think the majority of electric power comes from? About 1/2 of the US Electric Generation is coal - a fossil fuel. Nearly another 1/4 is Natural Gas. The rest being Nuclear, with a small percentage being clean generation (solar/hydro/wind). How is that moving away from fossil fuels?

More hyjack-

Whatever the fossil fuel, I'm for reducing our dependence on it :thumbup: ha.

Steve B.

Hyjack off-

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Bill_AirJunky

epic boats have tried it....there customers are all over seas?This is what I've heard/read

agree ...dumb idea...but that is what everyone thought of the Pries line.Boat market much smaller & not as green

I have no doubt that these boats will sell.... at almost any cost. The Prius sells, despitethe issues with making & disposing of it & it's batteries. Lets face it, Toyota could make almost any thing, even if it had lousy brakes & got worse mileage than VWs from the 70s, and people will still buy it.

It's too bad too. We could make a boat that ran on vegetable oil, and make it from algae or pot, but it's not PC so it would never sell. :Doh:

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REW

I have no doubt that these boats will sell.... at almost any cost. The Prius sells, despitethe issues with making & disposing of it & it's batteries. Lets face it, Toyota could make almost any thing, even if it had lousy brakes & got worse mileage than VWs from the 70s, and people will still buy it.

It's too bad too. We could make a boat that ran on vegetable oil, and make it from algae or pot, but it's not PC so it would never sell. :Doh:

:plus1: It is really sad that better solutions are avaliable but dont get used due to what the "chosen" technology is.

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