Electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, and the same can goes for. Now, a former Tesla executive has his own electric powerboat brand, and the company recently showed off some renders and shared more details about its launch at CES 2023.
Late last year,on a new company named Blue Innovation Group (BIG) and its plans for an electric powerboat. John Vo, an ex-Tesla exec that ran the global manufacturing arm from 2022 through 2022, is the founder, and the project looks quite impressive.
BIG’s high-performance electric speedboat will reportedly go into production in late 2023, and the company is aiming for a U.S. release sometime in early 2024. At least according to several reports fromand .
Blue Innovation Group’s first electric boat, the R30, will run around $300,000 and have a lot to offer. Some specs include a 30ft length with a fold-down tailgate, dual electric motors with 400 horsepower each, totaling 800HP, and a top speed of around 45 MPH.
The site mentioned a runtime of 8 hours from a single charge, or roughly 150 nautical miles, depending on the speed. It can charge to 80% in around 45 minutes with a DC fast charger, or owners can take advantage of a solar panel array on the roof canopy. However, the solar system is only 2.7 kW, and it would take upwards of a week for a full charge.
Other specs include an aluminum hull with a lifetime warranty, a built-in 50-gallon freshwater tank, sinks, a fridge, a microwave, and more, all running from the onboard electric battery system.
As for boat goods, the BIG R30 will employ traditional sonar and GPS sensors, an in-house developed infotainment system (and dual displays) for relaxing in a cove with some music playing, along with internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other modern amenities.
The boat will reportedly be perfect for cruising, fishing, and watersports or comfortable enough for casual daily use. If the project becomes a reality, this luxury electric speedboat sounds nice, but we’ll need to see actual images before saying anything further.
If all goes according to plan, expect production later this year with a 2024 release in the United States.