How do you get from this sketch, to a concept, to a product? Our first ideas came from my nephew John-Paul Dequay on a scrap of paper in 2017
J-P then drew us this
And in a short time we were messing about with plugs and mould tools for our first electric boat designed specifically for open water. By November 2018 we had this piratical looking hire boat afloat off the slipway at Solent Boat Works complete with buoyancy tanks, seats, and awaiting the gunwale mouldings a>
There are a number of excellent electric motors in outboard form available, and we trialled both models from Epropulsion and Torqeedo, before making a choice.
We're now working on the gunwale mouldings, which will transform a traditional shaped GRP hull into the UK's latest boat designed for the electric hire boat market.