Another win for electric boats: One just made the journey from Florida to the Bahamas in one charge.
The Voltari 260 electric boat recently made headlines by completing an impressive 91-mile journey from Key Largo, Florida to Bimini, Bahamas on a single battery charge.
This high-performance electric boat boasts peak power of 550 kW and a top speed of 60 mph, but for this trip, the focus was on showcasing its range. The crew cruised through the Caribbean waters at an average speed of 5 mph, and thanks to the boat’s 142 kWh battery, they were able to complete the journey without any interruptions.
Voltari Marine Electric, the Canadian company behind the Voltari 260, has a strong presence in both Ontario and Quebec for its manufacturing and engineering, and its U.S. headquarters can be found in Fort Lauderdale. Canada is putting in the effort to become a hub for innovative electric boats, with Montreal’s Vision Marine Technologies setting the world speed record for electric boats with a top speed of 108 mph last August.
“We are beyond proud of what we have accomplished as a team,” said Voltari founder (and former craft brewery owner) Cam Heaps. “We created the Voltari 260 to provide freedom to explore open waters on long run times and with the success of this trip, the team has witnessed firsthand the capabilities of our newest innovation in this rapidly emerging industry. The Bahamas crossing was the first step in proving to the world how we provide a thrilling boating experience with minimal impact to the environment and maximum enjoyment.”
“Not only did we set out to break records,” added Voltari president Tim Markou, “in the process of doing so, we set a tone for the true capabilities of the Voltari 260 and became more confident than ever in our technology.”
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