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Pure Watercraft, a U.S. manufacturer of electric boats and propulsion systems, has unveiled its all-electric pontoon boat at CES 2022. This is the first product to result from its collaboration with General Motors (GM).
Pure Watercraft’s 24’7″ pontoon boat, with top speed of up to 23 mph, will have capacity for up to 10 people, and is powered by single or twin Pure Outboard motors and a GM battery pack of up to 66 kWh.
It offers versatility for cruising, watersports and fishing, while providing a quiet boating experience that only an all-electric boat can offer.
Pricing is expected to start at $45,000 (single outboard) and $60,000 (twin outboard).
Pre-orders are currently being accepted on the company’s website, with first deliveries expected in late 2022.
In a press release, the company says: “Pontoon boating is booming, because people want to get out on the water and socialize with family and friends in the great outdoors. 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. This unprecedented value is a result of our relentless focus on efficiency.”
In November, 2021, GM announced it had acquired a 25 percent ownership stake in the Seattle-based company.
The two companies will develop and commercialise battery electric watercraft, integrating GM technology into a variety of applications, helping to accelerate the industry’s transition to electric mobility.