Electric outboard supplier completes funding round

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Electric outboard motor specialist Pure Watercraft has announced a further US$23.4m of funding which it says will enable it to expand both its development team and manufacturing capacity.

Company founder Andrew Rebele explained, “We’ve spent the last nine years developing the Pure Outboard – the highest performance electric marine propulsion system on the market (in terms of propulsion for its weight). While there are many different kinds of boats, the way to bring all of them into a new era that’s more enjoyable and accessible to more people than ever before is to develop groundbreaking technology from the ground up, and to find ways to power the boats people want.”

The company recently announced the launch of a series of complete electric boat packages, in addition to just outboards, encompassing a pontoon boat, a bass fishing boat, and a rigid inflatable boat.

Branching out into boat construction was, according to Rebel, a move designed to ease the adoption of electric watercraft: “These offerings make it easy for someone to choose a complete system, with the confidence of knowing that everything fits together well, and serves the purpose they intend. Pontoon boats and fishing boats are now the top categories of boat sold in the USA, and rigid inflatables are the boats most often used as tenders on yachts.”

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