Please select your home edition
Edition
Maritimo 2023 M600 LEADERBOARD

Vision Marine smashes the world record for world's fastest electric boat

by Vision Marine Technologies 29 Aug 2022 14:46 PDT
Vision Marine smashes the world record for world's fastest electric boat © Vision Marine Technologies

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) ("Vision Marine" or the "Company"), the global leader in the electric recreational marine propulsion industry serving OEMs, is proud to announce an historic milestone in the boating industry by shattering the 100 MPH speed barrier on an electric watercraft. The event, in its 34th year, catered to a plethora of onsite and online video streaming viewers.

A consortium of several important world renowned players needed to come together to achieve such a feat. Vision Marine, in partnership with Hellkat Powerboats, gave birth to the V32, a 32' catamaran hull specifically designed to accommodate the necessary battery banks to power a pair of Vision Marine's flagship E-Motion™ electric outboards with the sole intention of breaking new ground.

The V32 was entirely designed from the ground up by Vision Marine's internal engineering team and Shaun Torrente of Shaun Torrente Racing ("STR "), who was also in charge of rigging, setting up, and testing the V32 in Florida throughout the course of several months.

To power this behemoth, a uniquely designed battery pack was developed by Vision Marine in partnership with Octillion Power Systems, which also acted as a sponsor for this race. Nextfour Solutions supplemented the vessel's monitoring systems, and Pat Weissman of Weissman Marine engineered the outdrives.

As expected, on August 28, 2022, at the most significant performance boat competition in the United States in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, over 100,000 people in attendance witnessed 5 time UIM and current F1 H20 World champion pilot Shaun Torrente take the V32 to the water. He officially reached a new world record speed of 109 MPH, shattering the previous 88.6 MPH world record held by Jaguar on its lightweight Vector V20E.

Vision Marine CEO and co-founder Alex Mongeon stated: "I am grateful for this accomplishment. I feel blessed to have worked with world class personnel such as Shaun Torrente, Pat Weissman, and Dave Dewald. Shaun Torrente's unequaled talent has once again proven the feasibility of performance electric motorization in a marine environment without compromising speed. Mr. Mongeon continued, "this 109 MPH record is groundbreaking, to say the least, and will surely put Vision Marine and its E-Motion™ technology in the boating world hall of fame. We are here today to instill a new legacy by proving once again that a transition to electric power in the marine industry is at arm's reach. We are this much closer to eliminating the colossal carbon footprint our planet is experiencing due to continued usage of ICE engines."

Vision Marine Xavier Montagne CTO & COO stated: "The results we observed from this weekend's race are only the tip of the iceberg. This accomplishment is the fruit of many years of close technical collaboration with our European and American partners. We worked hard on optimizing the electric motors, the 700V batteries, the cooling circuitry, and the hardware and software integration, all of which are quintessential to our success as a leader in the electric marine propulsion industry."

STR's Shaun Torrente added: "It has been an amazing experience to push the boundaries of what people thought was impossible. In the past two days, we proved that the limits of electric propulsion are only in the minds of those that have not followed Vision Marine and our project. With this result, they cannot pretend we are not here anymore."

Paul Beach, President of Octillion Power Systems, stated: "We are at the forefront of revolutionizing the boating industry; we are pushing the limits with our innovative technology. I praise Octillion's engineering team, who worked closely with Shaun Torrente and Vision Marine's in-house R&D team to design a state of the art battery pack to nourish the E-Motion™ propulsion system rigged on the V32. "

Vision Marine's focus lies not only in racing. Its management strongly believes the commercial boating market is in dire need of a performance electric outboard that can accommodate a wide range of vessel applications.

In July 2022, Vision Marine Technologies (VMAR-Nasdaq) entered into a partnership with Groupe Beneteau (BEN-Euronext), which will integrate the disruptive E-Motion™ onto various models across Groupe Beneteau's brand portfolio. The first collaboration between the two companies will be the launch of the world's first fully electric powerboat, the sporty and elegant 22' Four Winns H2 OB runabout. The two companies will present the Four Winns H2 at the upcoming IBEX boat show in September 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

Related Articles

Vision Marine unveils its Phantom rotomolded boat
And secures exclusive florida distribution deal Vision Marine Technologies Inc., an innovator in the performance electric recreational boating industry, proudly unveils the Phantom, a rotomolded, recyclable, and hard-to-damage boat at the Miami International Boat Show 2024 today. Posted on 15 Feb
Vision Marine introduces the P Powerpack
Pioneering electric propulsion with innovative pontoon integration Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR), ("Vision Marine" or the "Company"), a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, is now steering its expertise towards the flourishing pontoon market Posted on 21 Nov 2023
New "Buy One Pull One" campaign
Launched by Vision Marine Technologies and 4ocean Vision Marine Technologies Inc. a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, announces their partnership with 4ocean to officially join the clean ocean movement Posted on 17 Nov 2023
VMAR announce initial E-Motion 180E purchase order
This order marks the beginning of a transformative partnership Vision Marine Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received an initial purchase order from Wired Pontoons ("Wired") for 25 units of the E-Motion™ 180E outboard and powertrain systems. Posted on 14 Nov 2023
Vision Marine Technologies sets new speed records
Cutting-edge electric powerboats shattered the existing speed records not once, but twice We are thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement by Vision Marine Technologies at the iconic Lake of the Ozarks yesterday. Posted on 28 Aug 2023
Vision Marine teams up with 3-time world champion
Strategic collaboration with Shaun Torrente Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR), a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, proudly announces its strategic collaboration with three-time boat racing world champion, Shaun Torrente. Posted on 21 Aug 2023
Vision Marine partnership with 4ocean
Proudly announcing its groundbreaking collaboration Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR) ("Vision Marine" or the "Company"), a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, is once again taking the lead by blazing a trail for the entire industry. Posted on 28 Jul 2023
Vision Marine sets sail on a world record journey
Conquering longest distance on an electric boat Vision Marine Technologies, a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, proudly announces an exhilarating and game-changing project that is set to revolutionize the boating industry. Posted on 25 Jul 2023
Vision Marine expands in Portside Ventura
Announcing opening of 2nd electric boat rental operation Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR) (“Vision Marine” or the “Company”) is proud to announce the opening of its second electric boat rental operation in Portside Ventura, California. Posted on 4 Mar 2023
The new H2e, the finer side of electric boating
Four Winns continues to be committed to a comfortable and instinctive experience on the water Four Winns continues to be committed to a comfortable and instinctive experience on the water and is ecstatic to announce a daring move into electric boating. Posted on 3 Dec 2022
Maritimo 2023 S600 FOOTER