Motor types of electric boats
- 1. Electric boat engines
- 2. Electric outboard
- 3. Electric inboard motor
- 4. Electric bow motor
Tips and recommendations for a boat with an electric motor
Advantages and disadvantages of the outboard
How is an outboard mounted?
When purchasing an outboard motor, you should always pay attention to the correct shaft length! In our article "In 4 steps to the perfect electric drive" you will find the right shaft length for the boat engine.
Electric inboard motor
A shaft layer consists of a motor that is permanently installed in the hull of the boat. The engine drives a rigid shaft to which a propeller is attached. It is operated by remote throttle and control is provided by a rudder, which is mounted behind the propeller and controlled by a steering wheel.
The installation is more complex than an outboard and should usually be done by an expert. In the process, the boat should also be lifted out of the water, which may require a crane. The existing shaft system can usually continue to be used. The inboard engine is thereby firmly mounted in the hull of the boat.
Advantages and disadvantages of bow engines
Interesting for anglers with an electric boat
How is a bow engine installed?
When purchasing a bow motor, you should always pay attention to the correct shaft length! In our article "In 4 steps to the perfect electric drive" you will find the right shaft length for your boat.
Electric pod motor / flange motor
A flange motor takes up very little space inside the ship since the motor is completely housed in the pod housing and no motor components protrude into the inside of the ship. Flanged motors are common on sailboats. The limited maneuverability can be a disadvantage as the motor cannot be rotated directly.
How is a flange motor installed?
Electric sail drive
Electric rotatable pod motor
As you can see, you can also drive an electric motor faster than the police allow. However, a moderate speed is recommended for longer boat tours. In addition, of course, the speed specifications on the waters also apply, which we, of course, recommend adhering to.