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CORRECT CRAFT ACQUIRES ELECTRIC BOAT DRIVE SYSTEM

ROBOTROBOT Posts: 124 Administrator
edited July 2018 in News & Other Stuff

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ORLANDO, FL (July 25, 2018) — Today, Correct Craft announced its newest acquisition, an electric boat drive system, Ingenity P220, that originated in Austria. The acquisition is a result of Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations initiative and will help prepare Correct Craft’s Pleasurecraft Engine Group and the company’s boat brands for the inevitable future beyond internal combustion engines.

Previously built by Ortner Electric in Villach, Austria, the Ingenity P220 is the highest performing electric towboat propulsion system in the world. The significant demand in Austria for the Ingenity P220 positions the system well for substantial international growth.

The Ingenity P220 is available in the Super Air Nautique 210 and GS20 models in Austria and will soon be available in these models worldwide. Additionally, the Ingenity P220 will eventually be available in more Nautique models and other Correct Craft boat building brands.

Pleasurecraft Engine Group engineers have been involved in the evaluation of the system and will continue to provide insight and support as they work toward its future development with the team from Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations.

Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft stated, “The world is quickly transitioning to electric power and the acquisition of the Ingenity P220 system will help position Correct Craft, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and our boat companies for a successful transition to the future. I am thrilled we could complete this important acquisition.”

Yeargin added, “A few months ago, when Correct Craft kicked off our Watershed Innovations initiative, electric propulsion was one of many items on our list to address. The Watershed Innovations team is taking on all these projects to help prepare Correct Craft and our companies for the future. The future is bright but will undoubtedly be a lot different than today, so we are working hard to prepare our Correct Craft companies for these inevitable changes.”

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 93 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovations, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

About Pleasurecraft Engine Group: Pleasurecraft Engine Group, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures four engine brands, PCM, Crusader, Challenger, and Levitator, from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For over forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in providing the highest quality, most innovative inboard engines, backed with exceptional service. For more information please visit www.pcmengines.com.

About Watershed Innovations: Founded in 2018, Watershed Innovations is focused on identifying, researching, developing and integrating exponential technologies to benefit Correct Craft, its subsidiaries and the marine industry. These ideas will strategically align with our businesses, our culture and our focus of “Making Life Better.” For more information please visit www.watershedinnovations.com.

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  • j2nhj2nh Posts: 63 Baller
    Heavy, requires a high amperage power source to recharge, limited battery life.

  • addkerraddkerr Posts: 166 Baller
    Dont you just wish someone at Tesla was a skier.
    ozski
  • Chef23Chef23 Posts: 5,925 Mega Baller
    Tesla can't make a 35K car they certainly aren't going to make an affordable electric water ski boat. If Tesla was going to come out with a boat it would cost 170K
    Mark Shaffer
    Than_BoganObrienslalom
  • ALPJrALPJr Posts: 1,816 Mega Baller
    Savvy move.
  • j2nhj2nh Posts: 63 Baller
    Savvy move?

    How so?
    The batteries are heavy. 1600 lbs in a Tesla and then the weight of the motors vs less than a 1000 lbs for an H6 and another 150 for 25 gallons of fuel. This would make for a very heavy three event boat and with the energy required to move water the range would be severely limited. Maybe the weight would be okay in a wakeboard boat but the range would be a joke. Not something for a day on the water.

    Safety with that kind of electrical power on the water?

    Cost of charging stations at your dock or the marina?

    Propane or LNG makes far more sense.
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,649
    As they scale back production of V8 blocks and ICE's in general what do you think will happen to costs? Its the way of the future like it or not so I think its a very smart play.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum

    scotchipmanjipster43
  • j2nhj2nh Posts: 63 Baller
    "As they scale back production of V8 blocks and ICE's in general what do you think will happen to costs?"

    LOL, not in the immediate future nor the longterm. The limiting factor remains battery technology where quantum leaps are always just around the corner, except they never come and if they ever do it will be with exotic materials and exotic costs.
    swc5150oldjeeprockdog
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,649
    Pretty sure GM announced they are killing off the small block a while back. I still think its a smart move from CC and imagine if they can deliver slalom skiers a better pull out of an electric power plant which is entirely possible. Guess I'm just an optimist when it comes to tech.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum

    scotchipmanOldboyIIjipster43
  • OldboyIIOldboyII Posts: 576 Solid Baller
    edited July 2018
    Have you thied to start on the traffic light behind a sity tram?
    If tram driver is in a good mood he may surprise you - the torque of its relatively weak electrical motor in such heavy machine is ehough to make you press gas pedal to floor.
    Surely internal combustion engines are closing to their limits due to simlpe phisical factors.
    Not good news for global employment market - much much less labour power will be needed to make cars/boats moving.
    ozski
  • MoffattraMoffattra Posts: 62 Baller
    especially when towed to the water with a couple good horses...
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,600 Mega Baller
    @AdamCord

    Mast and sail? we ski on canals, you need a mule track.
    AdamCordBruce_Butterfield
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 295 Baller
    edited July 2018
    I love the idea of the all electric ski boat, but agree the charging infrastructure is the biggest barrier to adoption for a ski boat.

    It will be interesting to see how much runtime the Tesla & (coming soon) Porsche batteries could provide.

    Porsche’s all electric will put out over 600hp, go 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, and provide 300 miles in range.

    Porsche claims their charging system can recover 80% charge in 15 minutes. Of course that’s an 800 volt dc charging set up, so not a simple extension cord from the house...
  • Texas6Texas6 Posts: 2,190
    And not exactly a plug and play solution with that voltage on your dock
    Daryn Dean - Lakes of Katy, TX
    ***Robbed out of Hundreds of Panda Worthy Posts***
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,213 Mega Baller
    Here is what will happen.
    2020 nationals will be pulled with Elec boat and about .002% will have had a ride behind one.
    Shut up and ski
    Than_BoganDragoklindy
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,389 Mega Baller
    @MS Agree that is a valid concern.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 568 Crazy Baller
    There are lakes where gas engines are not permitted to keep exhaust, oil, and gas from hurting wildlife. I wonder if an electronic boat would open those areas up to watersports again?
    Than_BoganMISkierjcamp
  • buskibuski Posts: 113 Baller
    edited July 2018
    I always wanted to show up on all of the nearby smaller but great skiing sized electric-only lakes with an electric ski boat. Would probably be at least an hour before they add HP restrictions too.
    Keith Menard
  • j2nhj2nh Posts: 63 Baller
    I don't have anything against electric powered anything but from a practical standpoint the electric application for a ski boat, in an already minuscule market, is minimal at best. It isn't much better for the V8 powered truck that will pull the boat to the lake to ski.

    Not a boat for a tournament. They won't run that long and no one is going to have a Level 3 or even Level 2 charger handy at the dock. A Level 1 charger can take 3 days to charge a Tesla S that is run down. So if you own one you won't be skiing in a tournament behind one. I can hear the whining now.

    Maybe someday if there is a quantum breakthrough in battery storage but not in the foreseeable future.
    swc5150
  • escmanazeescmanaze Posts: 700 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    The cool part about this is that we don't have to speculate anymore. We can just simply look at the boats that are out next year, see what the MSRP is, see what the performance is, see how they charge etc. And then for those for whom that works - great, buy one. Doesn't work for you - fine, buy a gas one. No problem.

    I'm not even an electric car guy and i'm pretty excited to see this.
    jipster43
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,182 Crazy Baller
    @scotchipman what if that comes with a $170K price tag?
  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,649
    Early adopters pay... but in the long term how many moving parts are we dealing with to manufacture? Answer = not many.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum

    Than_Bogan
  • IlivetoskiIlivetoski Posts: 1,182 Crazy Baller
    To switch the engine industry (not just boats, cars too) from gasoline to electric?? Not a lot of moving parts to change that manufacturing process?
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 3,600 Mega Baller
    @Ilivetoski lots of part elimination not so many new parts to make. Nautique had a prototype 196 with a skiiable electric drive c.2006 so strange this is the next today.

  • ozskiozski Posts: 1,649
    Tesla has about 17 moving parts in the drive train and its close to maintenance free.
    'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.'' Boat 2005 Nautique 196 6L ZO - Ski - KD Platinum

    OldboyII
  • InthedayIntheday Posts: 139 Baller
    Thin roll on photovoltaic panels (thought someone had developed solar paint) and the boat will charge while out on the water.
    Than_Boganscotchipmanozski
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