New Folding Boat makes Electric Outboard Practical for Recreational Use

AquaNaut Folding Catamaran cruises at 3.5 knots with 4 adults using only 300w of power
By: AquaNaut Folding Boats (NL)
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The Aquanaut!
The Aquanaut!
AMSTERDAM - March 4, 2021 - PRLog -- Following 5 years of research & testing, AquaNaut Folding Boats (NL) enters the recreational market with a new folding boat specially-designed for use with an electric outboard. The efficient hydrodynamic design yields a cruising speed of 3-4 knots fully-loaded (4 persons) on just 300 watts of electric outboard power. In addition to obvious environmental advantages, AquaNaut also cuts the cost of boating for new entrants by over 50% versus a conventional small boat + gasoline-powered outboard.

Until now, the small boat market has many new electric engines, but with limited uptake due to range & performance issues. AquaNaut overcomes the inefficiencies & horsepower requirements of the planing hull design with a twin V-hull design that slices through the water as if skating on ice.

Roland Heersink, Founder of AquaNaut Boats, and an engineer by training says:
"I've used an electric outboard for years, but struggled with range and performance issues.  Following trials with various folding & inflatable boats, it became apparent there was no boat suitable for practical use with an electric outboard.  That was 5 years ago, and today, I'm pleased to help boaters around the world enjoy the outdoors without the noise, smell & reliability issues of gasoline-powered outboards."

Heersink's introduction opens the market for practical electric-powered boating, giving AquaNaut boaters a range of more than 15 kilometers on a standard car battery. In addition, the center bench on the AquaNaut holds unique appeal in the small boat market - serving as wine&cheese table, suntan bed, or lateral fishing bench - making it especially attractive to all members of the household.

Especially in these times of travel restrictions, the AquaNaut is the perfect solution for a vacation in the home country.

The AquaNaut 270 is 2,7m long, and folds down to just 8cm for roofrack transport on any car, with the heaviest component weighing less than 16kg.  Assembly takes less than 10 minutes, and can be completed by anyone aged 10+.  Lightweight design allows for easy storage on bicycle hooks in any garage, or transport by elevator into an apartment storage closet.

An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is being launched in the next 1-2 weeks – see this link for a sneak preview:

ABOUT AQUANAUT BOATS: AquaNaut Boats produces super-efficient folding boats for recreational boating with electric outboards. Our twin hull boats are easy to assemble and stable & efficient like none other..

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