In Australia, simply look on the boat builder’s compliance plate of your boat (or the boat you are intending to buy). It will state maximum kW or Horsepower HP allowed. It will also give maximum engine weight, passengers, and load. These are your top specifications. You happily choose to have lower specification electric outboards, especially if you are not interested in top speeds or going on the plane.
If you do not wish to obtain a boat licence or register your boat, you can choose our 4kW electric outboard which we can program for your local speed regulations. Different locations have different rules so check yours.
Firstly, look at the boat builder’s compliance plate, it will state maximum kW or HP allowed. In addition, here is a general guide of suitable portable electric engines:
Tinnies – 10 – 11 feet – 4kW electric outboard
Tinnies- 11- 12 feet – 6kW electric outboard
Tinnies – 12-13 feet – 10kW electric outboard
Tinnies –13 feet and above – 15kW to 20kW electric outboard
You happily choose to have lower specification electric outboards, especially if you are not interested in top speeds, carrying more than one passenger, or going on the plane.
Eclass electric outboards are great paired with IRB’s. Firstly, look at the boat builder’s compliance plate, it will state maximum kW or HP allowed. Here is a general guide to a suitable portable electric engine. Please contact us for further advice.
3m - 3.5m 10kW to 20kW electric outboard
4m and above - 20kW electric outboard
Firstly, look at the boat builder’s compliance plate, it will state maximum kW or HP allowed.
Here is a general guide of suitable portable electric engines for displacement launches and auxiliary motors on sailing boats.
4kW High Torque which requires no registration in NSW and ACT, check your local regulations.
5kW High Torque and above which would require registration in some areas, check your local regulations.
Our electric outboards require high discharge Lithium-Ion batteries to achieve the power and range we offer. We program and test all our electric outboards to maximise battery efficiency. We, therefore, will not sell an outboard without our speciality battery or a battery we approve, as we program the outboard for that battery specification. We specially build the cases for marine applications with rounded edges, carry handles and an LCD display for trip planning.
We program all our electric outboards to maximise battery efficiency. All our outboard and Lithium-Ion battery combinations have been designed for a typical outing– with various speeds and stops. We test the range at Wide Open Throttle (WOT) and recommend an entry-level battery for each engine giving approximately 30 minutes at WOT and 2-3 times that at mixed speeds. All our batteries have an LCD voltmeter display so you can check how much range you have, as well as temperature readings. If you are travelling long distances to your fishing spot, we recommend two batteries or using a pair of outboards (electric and combustion) in hybrid mode.
Contact us for further advice about the right battery for you.
Like your other electronic rechargeable appliances, these outboards have very few moving parts. No preseason or postseason servicing is required. No carburettor or gaskets to dry out in the offseason or engine oil to change. They have a similar cooling system to combustion outboards which means that if they have been in saltwater you should run freshwater through them after use. Any exposed nuts and bolts can be maintained with a WD40 type product. You may wish to change the gear oil in the leg over the life of the engine but modern oils are very good and like your car, your gears have many years in them with minimal attention.
We expect our batteries to provide the equivalent of 10 years of fuel. The battery life is dependent on the number of deep cycle recharges it undergoes. These are in the 1000’s. Once charged the battery maintains its charge, with minimal charge loss per month so you can sit it in the garage, and it is ready for your next boating trip. These batteries can be upgraded as batteries improve.
Firstly, in most developed countries importing or selling a new conventional 2 stroke outboard is illegal. If you have an old 2 stroke and are thinking of an electric upgrade these are the main points of difference. EClass electric outboards are a similar weight to 2 stroke outboards however 2 stroke develops its maximum power at peak revolutions while the electric outboard has maximum power in the more usable low to middle range. Our electric outboards have no pull starts, idling or choke adjustments or warming up. No engine maintenance is required.
4 stroke marine outboards are mechanically complex, require more complex maintenance and must be stored carefully. Fuel must be purchased. Our electric outboards are lighter in weight, have few moving parts and do not need engine servicing. No pre or post-season servicing is required for an electric outboard, and as our batteries hold their charge indefinitely, once recharged, they are always ready to go.
Yes, we can custom design for speed or range within our current engine range parameters.
You can use an electric outboard for any waterway you would use a conventional outboard. They are suitable for both fresh and saltwater, however, we are providing portable electric outboards which are best suited to smaller craft and yacht auxiliary outboards. Electric outboards are especially suitable for freshwater lakes, dams, and rivers as they have no emissions. Some restricted waterways only allow electric outboards. Please check your local restrictions.