The world’s fastest electric jetski is a new electric boat crowdfunding project that comes from Jamie Marley. Jamie is a UK-based electric and hybrid propulsion consultant who has tons of experience with companies like Torqeedo and tons of knowledge and enthusiasm for electric boats big and small.
He also happens to be the man in this photograph piloting the Torqeedo-powered boat helping Greta Thunberg set off on her now famous trip from Plymouth to New York on the Malizia II back in August.
As he says on his crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder:
I have spent my life around the water and boats, as well my career around marine electrical systems on all types of watercraft. I’m fortunate to be able to follow my dreams and personal interests electrifying watercraft.
Multiple electric jetskis being showcased
Now he has set himself the task of putting together the world’s fastest electric jetski. He’s taking an old Yamaha Waverunner perfectly matched for his intentions because it had a blown fossil fuel engine and putting in a repurposed electric motor with second life batteries. The new drivetrain will be charged from his home solar panels.
He’s hoping you’ll climb on board his project. You can pitch in as little as £10 and there are different rewards for increasing amounts, topping of with the possibility that Jamie “would consider, if the right offer came to sell the fully operational prototype electric jetski for £18,000 (or more).
This is definitely a turning point year for electric jetskis. In just the past few months we’ve written about:
- The Nikola model they unveiled at their annual company convention back in April
- Australia’s Waveflyer hyrdofoiling jetski
- SeaDoo’s showcasing of an all electric jetski concept in September and
- the Taiga Orca from the Canadian company that developed the world’s first electric snowmobile.
Go get ’em, Jamie!
As it says on the Crowdfunder page: Let’s make ‘THE WORLD’S FASTEST ELECTRIC JETSKI PROJECT’ happen.