You probably don’t like hearing about another “Tesla of high-performance electric speedboat” by this point, but hopefully, you haven’t lost your enthusiasm for the phenomenon itself. The fact of the matter is that high-performance speedboats with zero emissions have arrived and will continue to do so. It’s still too soon to tell which ones have the longest and more productive “profession” ahead, however for the time being, how about we have fun?
The R30, like any new product that wants to get noticed, is a mystery and only tries to entice the green power-hungry public with some intriguing specs. The first thing you will hear about it is that a startup called Blue Innovations Group (BIG), which was started by a former Tesla executive, wants it to be their flagship. John Vo, Musk’s former global head of manufacturing, the high-performance electric speedboat is prepared to bring that expertise to the boating industry.
The story of R30 resembles that of the electric boat Arc One, which was developed by a group of former SpaceX engineers just last year. Arc One, on the other hand, claims to be the most powerful electric boat currently on the market, and the two boats share a few features.
The R30 also has a massive, liquid-cooled 221 kWh battery, and the Arc One has a 220 kWh battery pack.
A 500-horsepower electric motor propels the One to speeds of up to 64 kph, while twin 800-horsepower motors propel the R30 to speeds of 45 mph (72 kph). Additionally, the two e-boats are based on the same design, which is novel for the speedboat industry and involves switching from carbon fiber or fiberglass to aluminum (which is supposed to support durability and mass production). The R30 is said to be slightly larger than the 24-foot (7.3-meter) Arc One, measuring 30 feet (9.1 meters), allowing for more luxurious amenities.
The issue of recharging is where the two electric boats diverge. The upcoming R30 includes solar power, whereas the Arc One only uses regular or fast charging. This swift zero-emission watercraft may alleviate some range anxiety thanks to its expandable solar panels, which can generate power of up to 2.7 kW. Since it didn’t rely solely on shore power, that would also make cruising more enjoyable.
Vo is confident enough to set the first quarter of 2024 as the deadline for initial deliveries despite the fact that R30 is still very new. Even though all e-boats sound exciting, the main drawback is still the price. Again, the R30 is expected to cost $300,000, just like the Arc One. Until then, CES 2023 will present a preliminary prototype. WOrld News Spot live