At the close of the 2020 calendar year, Twin Vee PowerCats announced they company would be launching Twin Vee Electric, a division of the company focused on designing and developing boats that combine the "unrivaled ride experience that the Twin Vee catamaran is known for with a fully electric propulsion system". At the time, Joseph C. Visconti, President of Twin Vee Powercats, Inc. stated "we’ve assembled a great team that has been hard at work developing this giant innovative leap forward for Twin Vee." 

Images Of The Twin Vee 240 CC Electric

Now we have seen some first early images of the new 2022 Twin Vee PowerCat 240 CC Electric power catamaran on the builder's website - and it looks very promising! This fully-electric center console catamaran boat is intended to be a solid day cruiser. She marks an early prototype for the company in the new line, creating a version of the builder's popular 24-foot center console power catamaran that is typically powered with twin 150hp outboard motors.

Twin Vee 240 CC Electric Power Catamaran

Above: A Twin Vee 240 CC Electric Power Catamaran hangs on a boat life. Photo by Twin Vee PowerCats.

The 240 CC Electric was designed and built for mass appeal and caters to a growing demand for sustainable, environmentally-friendly electric and alternative fuel commercial and recreational vehicles. The Company plans to build off the intended success of its first electric model. Additional models will be designed and added to the Company’s model mix and marketed and sold through Twin Vee’s existing network of dealers.

Twin Vee 240 CC Electric Power Catamaran

Launching the Twin Vee 240 CC Electric Power Catamaran prototype at a boat ramp. Photo: Twin Vee PowerCats.

Electra Power Sports: Electric Propulsion Systems For The Masses

Beyond building their own proprietary electric-powered boats, the company has also introduced a new division of its business called Electra Power Sports that is building electric propulsion systems - i.e. electric outboard motors - that will be available for other manufacturers use, in addition to being offered on Twin Vee models.

These motors will be available to a wide variety of boat builders, boat dealers and boat owners seeking to power or re-power their boats with a fully electric outboard propulsion system as an alternative to gas-burning engines. The Company has hired several mechanical, electrical and battery engineers to design clean energy, alternative fuel propulsion system for boats requiring an outboard solution for propulsion.

First Electric Outboard Engine From Twin Vee

100% Electric means clean on-water adventures that allow owners to experience the power of sustainable boating. The first product for Electra Power Sports is the Electra 215HP Outboard Motor, marketed as the Electra Power Sports 215HP. The motor is designed with nano-composite thermoplastic material and is 90% the strength of aluminum but with only 50% the weight of aluminum. It features Interchangeable lower units with either jet propulsion or a propeller. The max power is 215HP. Other specs are: Torque: 500 FT/LBS; Continuous Power: 125 HP; Voltage 400 V; Efficiency – 95%; Weight 350 lbs; Lithium Battery – 50 kWH (expandable to 400 kWH); AC: 10 Hours; onboard charger at 240 V/50A DC; 4 Hour on 25 kW electric vehicle charger; Supercharge: 1.5 hours at 80kW;

Other Technologies from Electra Power Sports will include a full suite of gauges, sensors, and computer-controlled features in one package: making your boating experience easier, safer, and more enjoyable. Electra Drag Reduction Optimization (EDRO). Sensors are being designed to adjust the trim while optimizing speed control for the best possible efficiency at cruising speed. The reduced drag of the motor extends the battery life. The Electra 215 will be sold only through OEM's, for more information visit Electra Power Sports.

About Twin Vee PowerCats

Twin Vee PowerCats is a respected and recognized leader in the marine industry who is known for building some of the best riding offshore boats on the market. Twin Vee is expanding quickly with new models and initiatives, including a 40 foot offshore cat with quad or dual engines that will be available.

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Written by: Ryan McVinney
C. Ryan McVinney is a film director, writer and producer. As an experienced boater he regularly produces and directs on-the-water video shoots for major boat manufacturers, yacht brokers and dealers, as well as independent film and media companies. He is president of the National Soho House Film Club with chapters in Miami, FL, Manhattan, NY and Los Angeles, CA and regularly contributes content to YachtWorld, and Boat Trader.