Last November, General Motors announced it had acquired a 25 percent stake in electric boat motor manufacturer Pure Watercraft. This new partnership spawned its first consumer-facing product this week, with the two companies unveiling a new battery-electric pontoon boat at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.
The boat, dubbed the Pure Watercraft Electric Pontoon Boat, is a ten-passenger, 24-foot pontoon watercraft jointly developed by Pure and GM. The boat features a 66 kWh automotive-grade battery pack supplied by GM, along with either single or dual Pure Outboard electric motors. The Pure Outboard motor is rated at 25 kW or 33 horsepower.
Pricing for the entry-level version of the electric pontoon boat ranges from $45,000-$65,000 depending on options, GM says. The top speed for the single motor version is 15 mph, while the dual-motor model maxes out at 23 mph. The GM-supplied battery packs provide enough juice for up 7 hours of boating fun, depending on how the boat is being driven.
This boat can be used in both salt water and fresh water, as there is no impeller and thus no water intake. Pure says “all parts are designed to prevent corrosion,” as well, further enabling operation in saltwater environments. Additionally, Pure says the electric outboard needs “no scheduled maintenance,” and says there is no need to winterize the motor for the offseason.
“Our fully-sealed electric outboard motor means there are no fluids to ever check or fill, no spark plugs, no cooling loop to get clogged and carry invasive species, no gear set rebuilding, and no annual winterization,” the company explains on its website.
Customers can place a pre-order for the Pure Watercraft Electric Pontoon Boat through the boatmaker’s website at this link. Customers are required to put down a $100 fully refundable deposit to secure their place in line.