Marine technology company Blue Innovations Group (BIG) has announced the launch of its flagship product, the R30 electric boat, which will take place on Saturday, December 16, in St Petersburg, Florida.
The R30 is a 30ft electric boat with a 221kWh battery pack, 800bhp dual-motor powertrain, integrated UI and solar charging capability.
“We are thrilled to launch the R30 in St Petersburg, Florida, a community that has embraced our mission from the very beginning. The R30 is a testament to American innovation and the cutting-edge technologies emerging from the state of Florida,” said BIG founder and CEO John Vo. The R30 is the first 30ft electric day cruiser designed and manufactured in Florida.
“Since our debut at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), we’ve seen enthusiasm not only among current boaters but also among non-boaters who share the sentiment that the R30 is a long-overdue innovation,” Vo explained.
Weight: 10,000 lb
Capacity: 12 people
Target nominal runtime: up to 8 hours
Dual-motor powertrain: 800bhp
Battery pack: 221kWh
Solar canopy: 2.7kW
You can read E&H Marine’s interview with John Vo in our early look at the R30 here.