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We Tested the Best All-Electric Boats on the Water. Here Are Our 3 Favorites.

A number of battery-powered models were put to the test—these three surged past expectations.

Voltari 260 Day Boat Courtesy of Voltari

Unlike battery-powered cars, electric boats haven’t much made their way onto the scene, despite the earliest model having appeared in the 1830s, roughly the same time as the first electric car. Yet, a sea change may finally be on the way as the first generation of zero-emissions, commercially available electric boats hits the water. Aside from eschewing fossil fuel, these newcomers offer easy maintenance, boast lower operational costs and allow for remote trouble-shooting and software updates.

But the most striking common denominator across these three vessels? The smart, devil-in-the-detail designs. 

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