This year’s CES 2022 included a look at the Pure Watercraft electric pontoon boat
Making waves in the marine industry, the Pure Watercraft electric pontoon boat has been unveiled by the nation’s largest automaker. The Seattle-based electric outboard company Pure Watercraft has teamed up with General Motors to build a new battery-powered all-electric pontoon boat which was featured at the Consumer Electronics Show this year in Las Vegas.
The Pure Watercraft electric pontoon boat is 24 feet and 7 inches in length and holds a top speed of 23 mph. It can carry a maximum of 10 passengers while being powered by its single or twin outboard motors and a 66 kWh battery pack. Pricing is expected to start at $45,000 for the single outboard and $60,000 for the twin outboard.
The single 25 kW electric outboard motor enables the boat to travel 32 miles at a top speed of 14 mph or 120 miles at a 5 mph cruising speed. The dual 25 kW electric outboards hold a range of 26 miles when traveling at 23 mph and 120 miles while traveling at 5 mph. The Pure Watercraft electric pontoon boat seems ideal for fishing, water sports, or just simply cruising.
Pure Watercraft was founded in 2011 with the purpose of disrupting the marine industry with its electric outboard motors. Recently in November 2021, General Motors paid $150 million for a 25% stake in Pure Watercraft, bringing the Seattle-based start-up’s valuation to $600 million. Together, they plan to achieve the goal of creating zero-emission vessels for the foreseeable future.
According to the company, the pontoon category accounts for over 20% of the US recreational boating market and is growing at a rate of more than 20% per year. “Pontoon boating is booming, because people want to get out on the water and socialize with family and friends in the great outdoors,” said Pure Watercraft’s CEO Andy Rebele. “This boat gives them a more enjoyable experience, free from engine noise and the hassles of fuel and maintenance, at a price comparable to that of a conventional pontoon boat.”
Pre-orders for the Pure Watercraft electric pontoon boat are now being accepted on the Pure Watercraft website with deliveries due later this year.