Does anyone have experience with electric-powered dinghies, such as this design from Gig Harbor Boat
Works? It looks nicely designed and better thought out than electric
outboards like the Torqeedo.
Rudder-Mount Electric Motor | Gig Harbor Boat Works
This looks almost like the super-cool Duffy Electric
Boats, which are designed and, unfortunately, priced
for owners of multi-million dollar waterfront homes in Newport Beach
. I've always wanted to own one, but of course the 16' minimum size is a bit big for a dinghy
, and the $26,000 price
is pretty much prohibitive for all but superyacht owners.
The Gig Harbor version seems like a pretty cool option and surprisingly reasonably priced, a lot cheaper than a $2,000 Torqeedo electric outboard
, but with a longer run time and probably more aesthetically pleasing to boot.
Anyone seen one or given it a whirl?