EPIC Wakeboats, manufacturer of “The World’s First Wakeboat”, announced the release of “The World’s First Electric Hybrid Sport Boat”, the EPIC 23E. With its pioneering electric hybrid drive system, the EPIC 23E uses half the fuel of its combustion-powered equivalent, making this Luxury Sport Boat more environmentally friendly and economical than any other on the water.
At a time when fuel costs are gradually making their way back to all-time highs, 50 percent more fuel efficiency will do wonders for your wallet. Fully-loaded wakeboard boats that are carrying so much extra weight in equipment guzzle that gas faster than anything.
“The EPIC 23E will change the way people think about water- sports,” EPIC Wakeboats CEO Chris Anthony says. “Not only is the design extremely environment-friendly, but with over 50 percent better fuel economy, it will have an impact on more than just fuel costs. This system increases range, decreases noise and still provides better wakeboarding performance than its combustion motor-powered counterpart.”
At the core of the EPIC 23E is Flux Propulsion’s Marine Drive System. This hybrid drive system features an exceptionally powerful and compact drive motor that draws from cutting-edge battery technology. Staying true to EPIC’s philosophy of, “Rider Designed Engineering” the 23E features an easy-to-use touch screen interface that incorporates stereo and video entertainment with the GPS Speed Control and other core components.
“Our combined dedication to both environmental responsibility and performance brought to life a remarkably efficient and powerful propulsion system that will revolutionize the sport boat industry, and we are proud to be a part of that,” EPIC’s Director of Product Development, Matt Ostmeyer says.
Now that another transportation industry besides the automobile has come out with a hybird, this might go beyond boats and sport boats, EPIC’s Director of Marketing, Eric Williford says. “Hopefully a lot of people will start doing things outside of cars that are environmentally friendly.”