Reservations are now live for the flagship R30 electric boat
The Blue Innovations Group R30 electric boat has officially launched at the company’s manufacturing facility in St. Petersburg. Founder and CEO John Vo stated, “The R30 will provide the ultimate boating experience for customers with uncompromised safety, performance, style, and value while being environmentally friendly.”
With a dual motor engine, an integrated user interface, and solar charging capabilities, the R30 electric boat is a 30-foot electric cabin cruiser boat. This unique leisure boat combines cutting-edge technology with classic design to provide users with an unmatched experience.
The R30’s interactive features, adaptable layout, and linked capability provide a smooth transition between work and play areas. The navigation and controls on the vessel are also user-friendly and intuitive, adding to its versatility. Owners may comfortably interact with their family and friends aboard the R30 thanks to its stern ocean terrace and pollution-free, silent propulsion system.
Vo’s plan is to build 10 to 15 boats in 2024, then increase that number to up to 300 to 500 units by utilizing a mega-factory. The Blue Innovations Group R30 will be priced at $300,000, similar to its foiling competitors Navier and Candela.
What sets the R30 apart from its competitors is the internally built helm, controls, and electric power. The electric inboard motors have an estimated maximum speed of 45 mph and a peak output of 800 horsepower, all powered by the 221kWh battery. The manufacturer claims that the R30 has a 100-mile range at 15 to 20 mph, with a potential run time of 6 to 8 hours. A quick 40-minute charge yields 4 hours of use.
When the R30 electric boat is not in use, the solar panels on the hardtop will gradually recharge the engine to around half of its maximum capacity. According to Vo, the batteries are lithium iron phosphate (LFP), which is safer and has a longer lifespan than the batteries found in the majority of electric automobiles.
“Since our debut at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we’ve seen enthusiasm not only among current boaters but also among non-boaters who share the sentiment that the R30 is a long overdue innovation,” Vo added.