Groupe Beneteau has partnered with Vision Marine Technologies to bring electric outboard propulsion to several new models across its portfolio. Groupe Beneteau has been innovative in recognizing and adopting new electric technologies within its portfolio, and this latest partnership will ensure electric propulsion is also available for multiple outboard powerboat models.
“After the construction and thorough testing of a first, jointly developed prototype in early 2022, the objective is to bring to market a 100% electric boat and propulsion package” says Erik Stromberg, power and motor yacht product director for Groupe Beneteau. “The key to electrification is to have a full analysis of the customer use case. Many of the boats in our portfolio fit perfectly with a 100% electric solution. This solution is complementary and fully compatible with our other propulsion packages.”
The initial commercial offering of Vision Marine’s Vision E-Motion 180 hp powertrain system will be offered under the Four Winns brand, with electric technology expected to be offered at a later point by other brands under Groupe Beneteau.
First deliveries of the new electric outboard models are expected in spring 2023. To learn more, visit beneteau-group.com.