Electric motors are becoming a very popular substitute for gas motors on boats. Not only are they quiet, but they’re cheaper to use and better for the environment. Another great advantage to using electric motors is that you are not limited by the restrictions of some waterways that don’t allow gas motors. There are many electric motors, but not all of them are the same, and you need to figure out which one is best for your boat and what it’s being used for. Some motors are perfect for big extravagant vessels, while others are better suited for small boats, such as kayaks and canoes. Here are some of the best electric motors on the market right now.
1. Newport Vessels NV-Series 36lb
This Newport Vessels NV-Series is a 36lb thrusting motor that runs with a two propeller system. It is best for a small, 7′-9′ vessel (usually kayaks, canoes, or inflatable dinghies). This is a very slow and steady motor, with an eight speed control system, reaching about 4 mph. It is compatible in both saltwater and freshwater, making it very convenient for all kinds of adventures. It also has a 6 inch telescoping control handle that allows for easy steering and navigation. This Newport Vessels motor will give you about 2 hours to ride on a full charge.
2. Minn Kota Endura C2 30
The Minn Kota Endura is very small, yet very reliable. If you are looking for a motor to propel a boat up to 1500 pounds, then this is perfect motor for you. This is an 8 speed motor, with five forward and three reverse speeds with a 12-volt power system. It has a six inch telescope handle that allows for easy steering and navigation. This motor is great for fishing and includes a power prop, which helps to deliver more power and get you through rough areas. It is one of the most quiet motors on the market, which also makes it great for fishing because it won’t scare the fish away.
3. Torqueedo Travel 1003 CS
The Torqueedo Travel 1003 CS is made for boats weighing up to 1.5 tons. This is one of the most quiet and environmentally friendly motors on the market. This motor includes an onboard computer system with GPS to calculate range, and can also be solar powered, recharging while in use. Torqueedo engines are known for their exceptional range and efficiency. Torqeedo also makes the safest engines and lithium batteries that you will find. This motor is very technologically advanced, including an app to check the engine and the remaining range on your smartphone.