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Lightweight Outboard


The EP Carry from PropEle Electric Boat Motors is a lightweight electric outboard specifically designed for small craft such as dinghies and tenders. At 21 pounds—including a 7-pound, buoyant, lithium battery pack— it delivers clean, quiet electric power. All the controls are mounted at the end of the tiller arm, including the ability to lift the prop for beaching. The EP Carry provides propulsion for up to three hours with speeds up to 4.2 knots. It’s available in three shaft lengths.

Price for motor, battery and fast charger: $1,600.

This article originally appeared in the March 2019 issue.



Torqeedo Kayak Outboard

Designed for fishing kayaks, Torqeedo’s Ultralight 403 A electric outboard produces the equivalent of 1 hp, weighs 16 pounds (including its lithium-ion battery), hits 6.2 mph and has a maximum range of 25 miles, depending on the kayak’s type and weight.


Moving Bigger Bows

Vetus has expanded its line of Bow Pro series thrusters to include models for 45- to 80-foot vessels. The Bow Pro Boosted thrusters use a brushless motor that’s reportedly maintenance-free for 12-volt or 24-volt inputs, and is designed to fit tunnel sizes up to 250 mm. The thrusters come with a standard or a fully proportional control panel and now have unlimited run-time. Price: $2,169 to $4,519.



The Catch and Lift MOB Rescue System from Intelligent Sailing is designed to let a single operator recover and lift as many as two people back on board in the event of an emergency.