The EPIC 232se electric sport boat was made to help Jeff Weatherall win another World Championship in wakeboard. If only every boat could be this quiet and this clean…
The Uno, which will begin production this month, is a touch over 17 feet long and can seat up to seven people comfortably. Its four batteries will let you cruise for six hours and the 400-watt solar cells built into the bow of the boat will assist in charging. Even with these cells in place the bow is walkable, and according to the brochure for the Uno, “if someone lays on [the solar panels], the charging of the batteries does not stop, but only decreases slightly.” How slightly, they do not say.
When using both a wall plug charger and the solar panels, Supiore claims that the batteries can charge at a rate of 20% per hour, meaning a full charge can be achieved in only 5 hours time. Using only the 400-watt solar cells decreases charging to 5% per hour.