We are pleased to announce the successful completion of sea trials for our electric-powered Aquasport 2100CC!
Our testing results have shown we can provide all of the benefits of an EV boating experience while meeting the performance expectations of an internal combustion engine and maintaining the ride characteristics for which The Limestone Boat Company’s Aquasport brand is renowned. Aquasport is a division of The Limestone Boat Company.
Equipped with Vision Marine Technologies’ 180 horsepower E-Motion™ electric outboard powertrain system coupled with two high-voltage 35kWh battery packs, onboard charging system and digital screens, the Aquasport 2100CC EV Model Prototype met our rigorous demands and then some, yielding impressive freshwater test results while keeping intact Aquasport’s superior handling features.
Aquasport 2100CC EV Prototype Sea Trial Performance Results:
- Top Speed of 40 MPH
- Planes at 18 – 22 MPH
- Operating Time estimated in excess of 2 Hours at an Average Speed of 22 MPH
- Full Recharge Dockside in 4 – 8 Hours (time dependent on use of 1 or 2 chargers)
Our Partnership with Vision Marine Technologies
With electric vehicle (EV) technology coming more and more to the forefront in our lives, we wanted to provide our customers with reliable and dependable yet disruptive EV marine product offerings on our deep-V hull designs. Our partnership with Vision Marine Technologies provides us the opportunity to bring groundbreaking performance, run times, and cruising speeds to market sought after by big water boaters.
Based on sea trials to date, regarding Vision’s, proprietary E-Motion™ electric outboard innovations and integrated systems, the Limestone Boat Company is excited about bringing an EV alternative to big water performance boats that delivers the operating times, average cruising speed, and cycle times that our coastal and inland customers demand.
Our new electric propulsion offerings will in no way replace our current outboard offerings, but rather complement them by giving our customers an alternative choice based on their particular needs and usage. For those looking for a quieter, emission-free experience, we will now be able to offer a groundbreaking early-mover solution. We are appreciative of Vision’s approach to working together and their investment in the Limestone Boat Company. We expect our electric footprint to expand significantly over the next few years and are happy to move forward in this partnership together.
About Vision Marine Technologies
Vision Marine Technologies, Inc.’s business mandate is to change and be a contributing factor in fighting the problem of waterway pollution by disrupting the legacy boating industry with electric power, contributing to zero pollution, zero-emission, and a noiseless environment.
Our flagship outboard powertrain (“E-Motion”) is the first fully electric outboard powertrain system that combines an advanced battery pack, inverter, and high efficiency motor with proprietary union assembly between the transmission and the electric motor design and extensive control software. Our E-Motion technologies used in this powertrain system are designed to improve the efficiency of the outboard powertrain and, as a result, increase range and performance.
Vision Marine continues to design, innovate, manufacture, and sell our handcrafted, high performance, environmentally friendly, electric powerboats to recreational customers.
The design and technology applied to our boats results in far greater and enhanced performance, higher speeds, and longer range. Simply stated, a smoother ride and a safer and enhanced user experience than a traditional ICE motorboat.