Electric boat manufacturer Vision Marine Technologies has announced a manufacture and supply agreement (MSA) with Linamar. Under the new agreement, McLaren Engineering, Linamar’s technology and product development team for its advanced mobility segment, will manufacture and assemble Vision Technologies’ E-Motion products at Linamar’s production facility in Canada. This includes testing, parts, tooling development and designing the union assembly for the mass production of the fully electric outboard motor.
“This agreement with Linamar, via our affiliation with McLaren Engineering, is a seminal event regarding the fully scaled commercialization of our E-Motion powertrain technology,” commented Alexandre Mongeon, co-founder and CEO, Vision Marine.
“We have proven the diverse capabilities of and demand for our game changing technology, which recently set a new category speed record at the famed Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in August. We believe our partnership with Linamar/McLaren validates our proprietary powertrain technology, and positions Vision Marine to scale production in order to meet the growing demand from major boating OEMs, which will require our ability to deliver thousands of electric outboards.”
Features of the E-Motion technology include noiseless boating with minimal vibration and a 90% reduction in maintenance costs when compared with traditionally used combustion engine powerboats.
“We are excited to develop precise manufacturing capability and protocols in order to scale mass production of Vision Marine’s groundbreaking E-Motion fully electric outboard. We consider Vision Marine to be a leader in electrifying global waterways and transitioning boating propulsion to a safe and clean EV industry,” said Linda Hasenfratz, CEO, Linamar.