Electric Outboards: Less than 5 kW

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Welcome to what we believe is the most complete guide to electric outboard boat motors with power less than 5kW. It has been assembled to provide a single place where someone interested in electric outboards and electric boats in general can find comparative information for motors made all over the world: Europe, USA and Asia.

You may also be interested in our other guides:
»» Guide to Electric Outboards Over 5kW
»» Guide to Electric Inboards
»» Guide to Electric Saildrives and Pods
»» Guide to Electric Trolling Motors
»» Guide to Electric Boat Batteries

»» Plugboats also has the world’s largest and most complete Directories of electric boat suppliers with over 600 companies listed, including manufacturers, dealers and distributors of: electric boats, motors, outboards, inboards, pods, saildrives, motors, batteries, chargers and accessories, as well as electric boat rentals and charters.

Outboards under 5kW

This is a general outline of the companies that manufacture electric outboards with power under 5kiloWatts and the models that they offer. It is not intended to be the definitive authority on the subject, but rather a launching pad for finding out more about motors that may match your specific needs.

There is a lot of variety in the way manufacturers detail the technical attributes of their products. We have tried to take the most common measurements and assemble an ‘apples to apples’ comparison.

General Organization

The top of this web page is an Illustrated Guide with photos of the motors and specifications to the right. At the bottom of the page is a Sortable/Searchable Table that lets you compare motors easily. If you are going to be using the table extensively the page is best viewed on a computer rather than smartphone or tablet.

  • Illustrated Guide

The motors are organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, then by power of motor within that manufacturer’s listing. In the interests of user friendliness, we have bunched the short (S) and long shaft (L) models together, and for some manufacturers have also bunched the range of motors, mainly because that is how those manufacturers display them on their websites. For the specifications we have tried to make it a user friendly as possible. If there are 3 models in the line, we will give the specs for each model with a comma in between. If there are many models, we give a range without lining the specs up with specific models.

  • Sortable/Searchable Table

The table can be searched with any keyword – manufacturer, for instance, or can be sorted by any of the columns: Power, Motor Type, Shaft Length, Other Miscellaneous information, Country of Manufacture and Price.

Source of Specifications

All specifications are taken from the manufacturers’ websites or brochures without any independent verification. There is a lot of variety in the way manufacturers detail the attributes of their products, particularly when it comes to ‘Power’. Some use peak power as the measurement, some use continuous power, and there are other variations. Some quote minimum RPMs for their motors, others quote maximum RPMs. There is also no set standard for ‘horsepower equivalent’. We have tried to present the information as close as possible to an ‘apples to apples’ comparison.

The photographs and drawings are from the manufacturers’ websites and are not shown in any consistent scale.

Measurements
All measurements are in metric. We have not given comparisons to Imperial/US measures except in ‘horsepower equivalent’, which is in itself not standardized due to how the power is measured by each manufacturer.

kW • Voltage • HP
kW is the kW rating provided by the manufacturer. Most websites do not indicate whether it is input or output kW. When it is indicated, we took the larger of the two, usually the input kW
Voltage is most often referred on the sites as ‘Voltage’. Some indicate nominal or peak. In those cases we have used the nominal rating and indicated it as such.

HP is ‘HorsePower equivalent’ so that you can get an idea of the power of the motor in comparison to a HP rating you might be more familiar with. These measurements come from the manufacturer’s website, and different manufacturers measure the HP in different ways. Some even use metric horsepower, which is slightly different from imperial horsepower. Again, we have tried to make it as apples to apples as possible. (For general guidance, 1kW is round one and a third HP, or the reverse is that 1HP is around three quarters of a kW



Weight and Length are in metric. 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds, ( a 15kg motor = 33 lb), 1 centimetre = 2.54 inch (63 cm shaft = 25″)



Running Times These obviously depend on a variety of conditions. We have used the information from the manufacturer’s website, taking the range/time at the lowest speed and highest. Some manufacturers also include range in their analysis of the capabilities of a battery and motor combination, but since not all provide that, we have used only running times.

Motor Types 
There are advantages and disadvantages to each kind of electric motor. Some manufacturers use abbreviations to describe their motors, others use the full words. We have used whatever the manufacturer prefers, but when abbreviations are used, this is what they mean:

  • BLDC: BrushLess Direct Current
  • PMAC: Permanent Magnet Alternating Current
  • PMSM: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Battery Glossary

  • AGM: Absorbent Glass Mat (lead acid)
  • VRLA: Valve Regulated Sealed Lead Acid
  • Li-ion: Lithium Ion
  • LiPo: Lithium ion polymer
  • LiFePo, LiFePo4: Lithium-iron-phosphate
Prices
These prices are intended as a guide, to give an idea of comparative pricing, not as quotes for the products. The range of prices reflects the options for the model (i.e. from short shaft tiller steer to long shaft remote steer).

We have included prices only when listed on the manufacturer’s website. Many manufacturers will have pages on their sites with dealer locations and links to dealer websites where pricing can be found.

While prices between dealers are fairly consistent, there can be big price swings between continents. The $ amounts are US$ unless otherwise noted. Finally, if the battery is integrated, it is in the price, if the battery is separate, the listed price is for the motor only.

The information on this page was reviewed on May 1, 2024

You may also want to check our Directory of Electric Boat Motor manufacturers, dealers and distributors around the world, or the Plugboats Marketplace of electric boat motors for sale.
The Electric Boats Book

Manufacturers in this Buying Guide: AS Labruna • Aquamot • Combi • EClass Rechargable Boats • e’dyn • Elco • Elva • EPCarry • ePropulsion • Electro-Mobile •  E-TECH • Golden Motor/EZOutboard • Karvin • Krautler • Mercury • Newport • Parsun • Ray Electric Outboards • Remigo • Rim Drive Technology • Stealth Electric Outboards • TEMO • Torqeedo

AS Labruna

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AS Labruna was founded in 1971 and built an excellent reputation for its diesel marine engines, generator and propulsion systems. In the 1990s it started an E-Vision division to manufacture marine engines that reduce environmental impact. These systems include battery-electric, hybrid systems combining diesel and electric, and systems utilizing hydrogen fuel cells. In addition to the EX-05 below, they have two motors over 5kW which can be found in our Guide to Outboards Over 5 kW.

AS Labruna EX-05

  • kW: 3 • HP: 5
  • Thrust: 578N
  • Voltage: 48
  • Rated Current: 65A
  • Dimensions:: 660 x 220 x 1100 mm
  • Weight (kg): 20
  • RPM: 2000
  • Propeller Sizes: 10 x 7 inches
  • Country of Manufacture: Italy

Aquamot

Aquamot was founded in 2003 by engineer Siegmund Hammerschmidt and has grown to be a leading manufacturer of electric motors. They have outboard and pod motors in sizing from 1.1 kW to 25kW. Their Trend line, shown here, is for recreational boats. The motors are divided into the 1 to 1.6kW range and the 2.2 to 4.4kW range because that is how they are shown on the website. (Aquamot motors above 5kW are in our Guide to Outboards Over 5 kW). The photos show that the motor (bottom of shaft) is longer and larger on the higher kW models. The black extension is the optional tiller.

Aquamot Trend Outboard 1.1
  • kW: 1.1 • Voltage: not available • HP: 3.5
  • Battery:  Integrated, .640 kWh • Li-ion
  • Running Time: 40 min – 6.5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 14.2 • Tiller: + .4
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote
  • Other: Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €1800-€2000 •  $2050 – $2275

Aquamot Trend Outboard 1.6
  • kW: 1.6 • Voltage: not available • HP: 5
  • Battery:  Integrated, .640 kWh • Li-ion
  • Running Time: 29 min – 4.5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 15.3 • Tiller: + .6
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €2,200-€2349 •  $2500 – $2675  
Aquamot Trend Outboard 2.2
  • kW: 2.2 • Voltage: 24 • HP: 6.5
  • Battery:  Not included. Can be purchased from Aquamot or others. Connector cables included
  • Running Time: 2.25 hrs – 10 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 22.9 • Tiller: + .5
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €3100 •  $3500  

Aquamot Trend Outboard 4.3
  • kW: 4.3 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 11
  • Battery:  Not included. Can be purchased from Aquamot or others. Connector cables included
  • Running Time: 2.25 hrs – 10 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 63 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): 22.9 • Tiller: + .5
    Steering: Remote or Tiller
    Other: Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.
  • Country of Manufacture: Austria
  • Price: €3500 • $3950

Combi

»» Combi website

Combi Outboards was founded in 1979 in Giethoorn (‘the Dutch Venice’) to supply rental boats with clean electric power. It is now a leading international supplier of electric propulsion solutions for the maritime market. Combi manufactures inboards, pods, hybrids and outboards. There are six outboards ranging in power from 1kW to 3.5 kW: 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 and 3.5kW. Rather than detailing each, we give the specifications for the 1kW and 3.5kW models. The prices for each model are included in the sortable table at the bottom of the page.

Combi Outboards: 1kW web page
Download .pdf brochure (all Combi models)

  • kW: 1.0 • Voltage: 24 • HP: 4
  • Battery:  Not included.
  • Running Time: Typical run times provided on the .pdf from Combi site
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 40.5 • (L): 52.5 • (XL): 56.5
  • Weight (kg): Not available
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Available & Options: Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unit
  • Country of Manufacture: Netherlands
  • Price: Tiller: €3495 – US$ 3890 • Remote (includes control unit & joystick: €4250 US$ 4620

Combi Outboards: 3.5kW web page
Download .pdf brochure (all Combi models)

  • kW: 3.5 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 9
  • Battery:  Not included.
  • Running Time: Typical run times provided on the .pdf from Combi site
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 41.0 • (L): 52.5 • (XL): 56.5
  • Weight (kg): Not available
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Available & Options: : Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unit.
  • Country of Manufacture: Netherlands
  • Price: Tiller: €5995 US$ 6675 • Remote (includes control unit & joystick: €6650 US$ 7400

EClass Rechargable Boats

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Click here to view Eclass Outboard motors for sale in the Plugboats Marketplace

EClass Rechargable Boats is an Australian company that has tested and developed a system that uses electric motors installed as the powerhead on lower units and casings of standard fossil fuel outboards. Motors can be purchased alone or in a package with a matched lithium-ion battery package. In addition to the 3kW and 4kW models below, they have 5, 12 and 20 kW models. (See our Guide to Electric Outboards Over 5kW)

3kW EClass • 4kW EClass
  • kW: 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 20, 30, 40 • HP: 8, 10, 10, 15, 24, 50, 60 • Casing: 2 stroke 15HP
  • Battery:  Separate lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats Separate or they can provide motor specifications for your battery supplier
  • Running Time: Dependent on battery package. Suggested packages: 1kWh per kW of motor for 1 hour at WOT or two to three times that at mixed speeds. Example. 20kW motor = 20kWh of battery for one hour runtime at wide open throttle, 2 to 3 times that at mixed speeds
  • Shaft Length (cm): Standard short and long outboard lengths
  • Weight (kg): 30, 37, 44, 44, 60, 70, 95, 95
  • Steering: Tiller, except in 20kW and 30kW Ultra where forward control is standard
  • Other: 3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofit
  • Country of Manufacture: Australia
  • Price: 4kW: $4,225, 5kW: $4,985 6kW- 8kW: $5,200, 12kW: $5,950, 20kW: $6,400, 20kW Ultra: $8,300, 30-40kW: $10,560, DIY repower kits from: $3,300 • AUS –4kW: $6400, 5kW: $7,550 6kW- 8kW: $8,000 12kW: $9,000, 20kW: $9,700, 20kW Ultra:$12,550, 30-40kW:$16,000, DIY repower kits from $4,950

e‘dyn

The brand name e’dyn is short for ‘Electric Dynamic Nautics’ and is the electric propulsion division of Podkriznik d.o.o., which produces larger drive assemblies, special metal parts and complex metal/composite parts for electric motors. e’dyno offers 1 outboard model less than 5kW, 2 models larger than 5kW and an inboard motor.

e-dyn-electric-outboard-motor-0408
  • kW: 4.3 • Voltage: 30 • HP: 5.5
  • Battery:  Separate. AGM Lead acid available from e-dyn, motor is also compatible with Li-ion
  • Running Time: Range up to 35km
  • Shaft Length (cm): ‘Standard’
  • Weight (kg): 38 • AGM Batteries: 180
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Includes LCD monochrome 128×64 (mm) display • Controller, throttle & other accessories available – sold separately
  • Country of Manufacture: Slovenia
  • Price: Available by quote through website

Elco

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Elco (Elco Motor Yachts) is the oldest electric boat motor company in the world, having been started in 1893 as the the Electric Launch Company to supply electric boats for the Chicago World’s Fair. It went on to become the USA’s second largest boat manufacturer. In 2013 the company decided to focus exclusively on electric motors – outboards, inboards and hybrids. They have two outboards under 5kW and four bigger motors ranging from 6.48kW to 21.6kW.

Click here to view Elco Electric Outboards for sale in the Plugboats Marketplace

Elco EP-5 web page
Download .pdf Spec Sheet

  • kW: 3.0 • Voltage: 24 • HP: 5
  • Battery:  Separate. Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length (cm): (Transom Height): (S): 43.6 • (L): 56.3
  • Weight (kg): 29.5 • Batteries: 90 (approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
  • Other: ‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert system
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: Prices are significantly higher in Europe. €3575 – €3950  ($4050 – 4475)   North America $2600

Elco EP-9.9 web page
Download .pdf Spec Sheet

  • kW: 4.7 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 9.9
  • Battery:  Separate. Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length (cm): (Transom Height): (S): 43.6 • (L): 56.3
  • Weight (kg): 29.5 • Batteries: 180 (approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
  • Other: ‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert system
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: Prices are significantly higher in Europe. €3521 – €4310 ($4000 – $4900)   North America $2910

Electro-Mobile

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Electro-Mobile is a family company founded in Sweden in 1992 with a focus on eco-friendly electric motors in general for use in heavy equipment, cars, HVAC and power tools. Electro-Mobile offers two outboards motors under 5kW – the 4921-3kW and 4921-5kW.

Electro-Mobile E4921-3 webpage
Download .pdf spec sheet (includes 4921-5)

  • kW: 3.0 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 5
  • Battery:  Separate. Available from Electro-Mobile (see below)
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length: Not available
  • Weight (kg): 31 • Batteries: 60 (4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Chargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the site
  • Country of Manufacture: Sweden
  • Price: No prices available from dealers. Manufacturer has been contacted.

Electro-Mobile E4921-5 webpage
Download .pdf spec sheet (includes 4921-3)

  • kW: 5.0 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 9
  • Battery:  Separate. Available from Electro-Mobile (see below)
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length: Not available
  • Weight (kg): 48 • Batteries: 60 (4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Chargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the site
  • Country of Manufacture: Sweden
  • Price: No prices available from dealers. Manufacturer has been contacted.

Elva

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Elva is an electric boating specialist founded in the Netherlands in 1984 by Piet Bibo. Their motors are widely used for commercial and rental applications and have proven themselves simple to operate and extremely durable. They offer three outboards: .9kW, 1.5kW and 1.8kW

Elva information page
Elva electric outboard boat motor
  • kW: .9, 1.5, 1.8 • Voltage: 24 , 48, 48 • HP: 1.2, 2.25, 2.5
  • Battery:  Not included.
  • Running Time: N/A
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 40 • (L): 52
  • Weight (kg): Motor: Short Shaft: 23, 24, 30, add 1kg for Long • Battery: N/A
  • Steering: Tiller, Remote optional
  • Other: Includes battery meter.
  • Country of Manufacture: Netherlands
  • Price: N/A

EP Carry

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Joe Grez, an experienced consumer product developer with a degree in physics and portfolio of US patents, developed the Electric Paddle in 2008 when a new mandatory CO2 warning had to be placed on his dinghy and it made him think about the effects of exhaust on his young granddaughter when she was in the boat. The motor has now evolved into the EP Carry system, an electric outboard for dinghies and most boats 13 ft. or less, plus some sail craft. 

  • kW: .23 • Voltage: 24 (nominal) • HP: 1
  • Battery:  Separate, available from EPCarry • 24V or 48V Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo in buoyant case.
  • Running Time: 1 hrs – 5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (XS): 101 • (S): 114 • (L): 127
  • Weight (kg): Motor: 6.4 • Battery: (24V) 2.9
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Two year limited warranty.Easy tilt-up lift mechanism for beaching. Accepts any 24V battery. Larger / extra battery enables extended range.
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: $1600

ePropulsion

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ePropulsion was established in 2012 and is led by a team of technology entrepreneurs that are focused on developing uncompromising, superior products. It was the first company to launch a brushless, direct-drive electric outboard motor in the market. ePropulsion offers a portfolio of electric outboard motors – some of which offer hydrogeneration – pod drives, and inboard motors. The company is focused on products and services for all kinds of electric boats from dinghies and fishing boat to sailing boats to commercial and leisure motor vessels up to 100-feet and displacement of 200 tons.

ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Evo web page
  • kW: 1.0 • Voltage: 40.7 (nominal) • HP: 3
  • Battery:  Integrated • 1.02 kWh • LiPo (lithium-ion-polymer)
  • Running Time: 1 hrs – 4 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (XS): 52.5 • (S): 62.5 • (L): 75
  • Weight (kg): Motor: 11 • Battery: 8.8 (varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote, Wireless
  • Other: Hyrdrogeneration. Two year limited warranty. As of May 2019 wireless remote control is available
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: €1800 – €2136  •  $2150 – $2400
ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo web page
  • kW: 3.0 • Voltage: 46.8 (nominal) • HP: 6
  • Battery:  Non-Integrated • 3.04 kWh • Li-ion
  • Running Time: 1 hrs – 4 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 64 • (L): 76.5
  • Weight (kg): Motor: 24 • Battery: 31.5 (varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote, Wireless
  • Other: Hydrogeneration. Two year limited warranty, one year on battery. Wide variety of accessories available.
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: €2500-€2600 • $2900  – $3050

E-TECH

»» E-TECH website

E-Tech is a subsidiary of boatbuilder Starboats that was started in 2008 because they were dissatisfied with other electric motor offerings in the market at the time. The company has developed fixed pods, steerable pods and outboard motors that all utilize an in-water BLDC (BrushLess DC permanent magnet) pod motor in a watertight aluminum casing. The outboard pods are equipped with the ruddershaft, tube, steering lever and outboard bracket for mounting at the transom. E-TECH also has 4 outboard pod motors larger than 5 kW which can be found in our Plugboats Guide to Electric Outboards Over 5kW.

Click here to view motors from E-TECH dealers in the Plugboats Marketplace

E-TECH 4 (all E-Tech Outboard Pod Motors)
  • kW: 4.3 • Voltage: 48 • HP: ≈ 6 • RPM: 1350
  • Motor Type: DC brushless permanent magnet • Water cooled
  • Battery:  Separate. e-Tech sells batteries, chargers, and shore power connections
  • Shaft Length: Not available • Propeller ordered separately (page)
  • Weight (kg): Not available
  • Steering: Remote
  • Other: Includes controller, joystick (side or top), display, cables
  • Country of Manufacture: Poland

Golden Motor – EZOutboard

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Golden Motor has been a manufacturer of high power electric motors and controllers since 2007. The company also has motors available for e-bikes, motorcycles and cars and started conversion of used gasoline outboards to electric versions in 2012. Their EZ Outboard brand offers a line of trolling motors and two higher power outboards of 6.5 and 11.5kW.

EZOutboard EX-X05
  • kW: 3 • Voltage: 48 • Rated Current (A): 65 • Thrust Force (lb): 130 • HP: 5-7
  • Battery:  Separate. Expandable LiFePO4 battery pack available from EZOutboard
  • Propeller (in): 10 x 7 • Propeller Speed: 2000
  • Weight (kg): 20
  • Steering: Tiller and Remote
  • Other: 3 speed mode smart control panel
    Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: $3,000

Karvin

»» Karvin website

Karvin is a Czech Republic company that focuses its efforts exclusively on electric outboard. It offers one motor smaller than 5 kiloWatts – the 4500.

Karvin 4500

  • kW: 4.5 • Voltage: 24 / 36 / 48 • HP: 8 / 12 / 16
  • Battery:  Separate. Various packages available from Karvin
  • Running Time: Not available
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 38 • (L): 51
  • Weight (kg): 22 • Batteries: 80 (48V = 4x12V LiFePo4 140Ah)
  • Steering: Tiller and Remote
  • Other: All accessories available from Karvin
  • Country of Manufacture: Czech Republic
  • Price (MSRP): €4337- €4537 • $4925 – $5150

Krautler

Krautler is a long-established Austrian manufacturer of industrial electric motors. They began construction of electric boat motors started in the 80’s mainly because they could not find a product that would live up to the standards of founder Oswald Kräutler. They continue to make electric motors for industrial and ship use and have a wide range of motors for smaller recreational power and sailboats.

Krautler Outboarder Adjustable Shaft 0.5kW – 2.4kW
Download .pdf of spec sheet for all Krautler Adjustable Shaft Outboards

Krautler has a range of electric outboards that can be ordered with grip (tiller) or remote control (pin). They range from 0.5 kw (input) to 2.6 kW (input) and have two different types of electric motors: GPAV motors on the 0.5kW to 2.2kW models (DC motor with permanent magnets, continuous control) and ACAV (AC brushless three phase asynchronous motor) on the 2.4kW and 2.6kW models. This listing covers the whole range of outboard motors with adjustable shafts (under 5kW).

Krautler electric outboard boat motor adjustable shaft

kW (input): GPAV: 0.5, 0.8, 1.6, 2.2, ACAV: 2.4, 2.6 • Voltage: 24 (exception is 2.2: 36V) • HP: 0.67 – 3.5
Battery:  Separate, not sold by Krautler
Running Time: Not available
Shaft Length (cm):  85 • optional for up to 100cm
Weight (kg): 18 – 33
Steering: Remote or Tiller
Other: Includes: infinitely variable electric regulation system, single lever control (throttle), battery master switcher, battery fuse, battery monitor, anode for fresh water, cable set, fixed or folding propeller (depending on order)
Country of Manufacture: Austria
Price: US$1,500 – 2,000

Mercury

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Mercury is the largest manufacturer of outboard motors in the United States and introduced the Avator 75.e in January 2023. Available in tiller and remote steer models, it features a quick-connect battery and intuitive controls that make setup and operation a breeze. Advanced displays and other technologies monitor your battery level and ranges so you can explore the water with confidence.

Mercury Avator 7.5e

  • kW (Input): .916 (Output): .75 • Voltage: 48
  • Battery:  Integrated, Swappable. 1.0kWh Li-ion
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 38.1 / 15″ • (M): 50.8 / 20″ • (L): 63.5 / 25″
  • Weight (kg): Motor – (excluding transom bracket): 16.7 • Battery: 7.6
  • Steering: Tiller and Remote
  • Other: Includes integrated display, transom bracket, propeller and 110V charger. Three year warranty: corrosion and limited warranty, two year limited factory warranty on Avator batteries and charging accessories.
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: N/A

Newport

»» Newport website

Newport, formerly known as Newport Vessels, started out in inflatable RIBs and moved into manufacturing high quality trolling motors, becoming a well known and trusted name. The NT300 is their first entry in the electric outboard market and is also available with kayak mounting. Newport products are ‘manufactured and tested to the highest quality standards with complete customer satisfaction as their goal’. 

Newport NT300

  • kW: 1.3 • Voltage: 36 • HP: 3+
  • Battery:  Newport LiFePo4 with charger and quick connect: 36V-30Ah / 1.08kWh or 36V-40Ah/ 1.44kWh
  • Running Time: @40 Watts = 30 Hours @300 Watts ≈ 4 Hours @1100 Watts ≈ 1 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Shaft Length (cm): 62.5
  • Weight (kg): 12.02 • Battery Weight (kg): 11
  • Steering: Tiller and Remote • Tilt: 0°, 7°, 14°, 21° / 70°
  • Other: Digital throttle and LCD screen, magnetic safety kill switch, Two Year Limited Warranty
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: $999

Parsun

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Established in 2004, PARSUN has become a leading brand of gasoline outboard motors around the world. The company is actively expanding its presence in the electric outboard market and has entered mass production of its Joy 1.2kW electric outboard motor. In addition, a 6kw electric outboard motor was released in 2023.

Parsun Joy 1.2

  • kW: 1.2 • Voltage: 36 (nominal) • HP: 3
  • Battery:  • 1.44 kWh • Li-ion
  • Running Time: 1 hrs – 6 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 43.3 • (L): 55.4
  • Weight (kg): Motor: 20 • Battery: 10 (varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: One year limited warranty. Wide variety of accessories available.
  • Country of Manufacture: China
  • Price: €994  • $1088

Ray Electric Outboards

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Ray Outboards is a 3rd generation family-owned business founded by Mort Ray, who began designing his first electric outboard motor in 1973 in his basement and was manufacturing motors for sale by the next year. Morton passed away in 2018, so his family has taken up his mission to provide reliable, environmentally safe motors for the world. Ray manufactures one motor model which can operate at different power ratings according to the battery pack attached. The company does not provide kW rating, so these have been estimated from the voltage and amperage inputs.

  • kW: Not available • Voltage: 36 / 48 / 60 • HP: 2.5 / 4 / 5
  • Battery:  Separate.
  • Running Time: 1.8 hrs – 28 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (Transom Height): (S): 38.1 • (L): 50.8
  • Weight (kg): Total System Weights per Voltage ratings above: (with lead acid batteries) 228 / 287 / 340
  • Steering: Tiller or Remote, Electric Tilt & Trim option available
  • Other: 12 1/2″ x 12″ pitch weedless aluminum propeller, Easy-to-read battery meter, Chargers available, complete installation, maintenance, and operating instructions provided, 1 year warranty
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: $5,775- $6,775

Remigo

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Remigo Electric Outboard

Remigo is a Slovenian company that has taken a totally fresh look at small electric outboards and has come up with a unique design with a mounting bracket on the boat’s transom that allows the motor to easily detach for stowing or carrying. It has a distinctive pillar design with integrated battery and 2 button control module.

  • kW: 1.0 • Voltage: 36 • HP: 3
  • Battery: Integrated 1.085 kWh Li-ion
  • Running Time: Range – 14 NM (26 km) at 3 kts/5.5.kmh
  • Shaft Length (cm): sliding adjustment up to 80 cm
  • Weight (kg): 14.5kg
  • Steering: Integrated tiller and mounting bracket
  • Other: Tiller becomes carrying handle for transportation, Charges with 12-24V DC charge, 110-240V AC standard or fast charger, 2-button control module with 10-step forward/backward logic, IP67 for above waterline parts, IP69 for parts below waterline
  • Country of Manufacture: Slovenia
  • Price: €1,985 – $2,300

Rim Drive Technology

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Rim Drive technology is a Netherlands company with a line of rim motors in which the propeller blades are affixed to a rim rather than a central hub. There are no wearing parts within the motor and much reduced chance of weeds or other debris snagging or clogging. The motors are available as outboards, pods, azimuths and thrusters. The company offers complete systems or standalone batteries, controllers, monitors and other accessories. The company offers 3 models under 5 kW and an 11 kW model (see our Guide to Outboards Over 5kW). They are available without tiller (M designation) or with tiller (M-T).

PR065-Outboard-M/M-T: .5kW, PR086-Outboard-M/M-T: 1.0kW, PR0133-Outboard-M/M-T” 3.0kW
electric outboard motor  from Rim Drive technology
  • kW: 0.5 – 5.0 • Voltage: 48 • HP: 1 – 10
  • Battery: Sold separately, recommended LiFePO4 available from Rim Drive
  • Running Time: Suggested 4-5 hours with Rim Drive 48V battery
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 67 – 77.4 • (L): 81.9 – 86.2
  • Weight (motor only) (kg): 2.5 – 5
  • Steering: Tiller (M-T) or without tiller (M)
  • Other: One year warranty for non-commercial use, Integrated motor controller, LED user interface, 5 trim settings, Salt water resistant, Universal battery connector, Includes 0.5 m battery cable
  • Country of Manufacture: Netherlands
  • Price: €6,900 – €10,300 48V battery €1,700 •  $8,000 – $11,900 48V battery $1,975

Stealth Electric Outboards

The Stealth electric outboards were developed by Scott Masterson of Houston with the underlying concept of having parts for an electric motor as easily available as those of a gas outboard. The lower unit, shaft and body come from a competitor of Yamaha outboards and an electric motor and controller is installed in place of the ICE powerhead, fitting under the cowling and enabling the outboard to be installed and operated in the same way as a fossil fuel motor but without the fumes, noise and maintenance.

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Stealth Switch

The Stealth Switch can be purchased with batteries from 24V to 96V, enabling you to change power without changing the whole motor. A 24V battery will provide a 6 hp /4.5 kW motor and by adding batteries in series it can become a 12 hp / 9kW or a 25 hp / 18 kW motor.

  • kW: 4.5 / 9 / 18 • HP: 6 / 12 / 25 • Voltage (VDC): 24 / 48 / 96 • Amps: 180
  • Motor Type: PMAC • Water Cooled
  • Throttle: Side Mount 16″ cable • Control: Remote and Tiller • Trim and Tilt: Manual
  • Length (Transom Height) (in): S: 16.7″ L: 21.7″ (cm) S: 42 L: 55 • Weight (lb): 111 (50.5 kg)
  • Battery: Separate – Li-ion NCM • 48V/120Ah • Series connection compatible up to 96V
  • Charging: Input Voltage AC: 90-265 VAC • Power: 480W
  • Propeller: 3 bladed 9.25 X 11″
  • Other: Plug and Play includes battery pack and active cell balancing in IP67 water resistant case, charger, state of charge meter, all cables and snap together quick connects. Faster charging options available
  • Country of Manufacture: USA
  • Price: $6,499 -$8,398

Temo

TEMO is a French company passionate about the world of boating and sailing’s liberating way of life. They have two innovative electric outboard motors under 5 kW: the 450 and 1000. The TEMO 450 is also described as an electric paddle with adjustable shaft and power controlled by the trigger in-handle. The TEMO 1000 is an electric motor housed within a rudder-like shape. The TEMO 450 has won multiple international awards including the Made in France Grand Prix for Innovation, DAME Design Award at METSTRADE and IBEX Innovation Award. The TEMO 1000 earned a Special Mention at the 2023 DAME Design Awards.

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Temo 450
  • kW: .45 (450 watts) • Voltage: 25 (nominal) • Propulsive power: 200 watts • Static Thrust: 12 kg
  • Battery: Integrated
  • Charging: 220V or 12V/24 • Charging Time: 3.5 hrs with 220V
  • Length (cm): adjustable 130 – 170 • Weight (kg): 4.9 kg
  • Propeller: 3 bladed – 17.5 cm diameter
  • Throttle: Progressive acceleration on trigger
  • Other: Hand held or use single rowlock (fixed or removable), propels sailing boats up to 500 kg (1100 lbs) or 2.5m (8 ft) tenders with two or three people on board
  • Country of Manufacture: France

Temo 450 Carbon

The TEMO 450 Carbon has increased autonomy over the TEMO 450 thanks to a battery with 12.8 Ah rather than 10 Ah. This enables 1 full hour of autonomy at top speed.

TEMO electric outboard motor
  • kW: .45 (450 watts) • Voltage: 25 (nominal) • Propulsive power: 200 watts • Static Thrust: 12 kg
  • Battery: Integrated
  • Charging: 220V or 12V/24 • Charging Time: 4.5 hrs with 220V
  • Length (cm): adjustable 130 – 170 • Weight (kg): 4.9 kg
  • Propeller: 3 bladed – 17.5 cm diameter
  • Throttle: Progressive acceleration on trigger
  • Other: Hand held or use single rowlock (fixed or removable), propels sailing boats up to 500 kg (1100 lbs) or 2.5m (8 ft) tenders with two or three people on board
  • Country of Manufacture: France

Temo 1000
  • kW: 1.1 (1100 watts) • Voltage: 47 (nominal) • Propulsive power: 480 watts • Static Thrust: 27 kg
  • Battery: Integrated, interchangeable
  • Charging: 220V or 12V/24 • Charging Time: 5.5 hrs with 220V
  • Length (cm): 65 • Weight (kg): motor – 8 kg; battery – 7 kg
  • Propeller: 2 bladed – 27 cm diameter
  • Throttle: Twist grip, also controls forward/reverse
  • Other: Retractable handle, easy on-off transom mount, 360° rotating bracket, adjustable height, propels large 6-person dinghy or sailing boat up to 8 metres (26ft).
  • Country of Manufacture: France

Torqeedo

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Torqeedo is the leading manufacturer of electric outboards in the world. The company was founded in 2004 by Dr Christoph Ballin and Dr Friedrich Böbel when they decided they could build a better electric motor than the one on the boat Dr. Ballin had just purchased. The company offers trolling motors, inboards, outboards and pod motors and works with BMW’s battery division as well as partnering with many of the world’s premier boat designers and manufacturers. Apart from its line of small power kayak and trolling motors, it makes 5 models of outboard with power of less than 5kW.

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Torqeedo Travel 503
  • kW: .5 • Voltage: 29.6 (nominal) • HP: 2
  • Battery: Integrated • Li-ion • Capacity: .320 kWh
  • Range: 42 minutes – 6.3 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 8.9 (L) 9.5 • Battery: 5
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $1700

Torqeedo Travel 1003
  • kW: 1.0 • Voltage: 29.6 (nominal) • HP: 3-4
  • Battery: Integrated • Li-ion • Capacity: .530 kWh
  • Range: 35 minutes – 10.5 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 14.2 (L) 14.8 • Battery: 5.3
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $2000
Torqeedo 1003 – C

The Torqeedo 1003-C is the same motor as the Travel 1003 above but with a larger integrated battery pack: Li-ion with a capacity of 915 Wh Li-ion that weighs 6kgs and provides a range of 55 mins – 17.5 hrs • Price: $2500

Torqeedo Travel 1103
  • kW: 1.1 • Voltage: 29.6 (nominal) • HP: 3-4
  • Battery: Integrated • Li-ion • Capacity: .915 kWh
  • Range: 50 minutes – 20 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 17.3 (L) 17.7 • Battery: 6
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $2700
Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 RS and 2.0T (shown)
(R and T simply refer to Remote or Tiller)
  • kW: 2.0 • Voltage: 24 (nominal) • HP: 5
    Battery: Non-Integrated • Suggested: 1 X Power 24-3500: 3500Wh • Li-ion • Capacity: 3.5 kWh
  • Range: 1.75 hrs – 8 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S) 17.5 (L) 18.6 • Battery: (1xPower 24-3500 = 25.3)
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $4000
Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 RS (shown) and 4.0 T
  • kW: 4.0 • Voltage: 48 (nominal) • HP: 8
    Battery: Non-Integrated • Suggested: 1 X Power 48-5000 • Li-ion • Capacity: 5kWh
  • Range: 1.25 hrs – 10 hrs
  • Shaft Length (cm): (S): 62.5 • (L) 75
  • Weight (kg): (S/Remote) 16.1 to (L/Tiller) 19.4 18.6 • Battery: (1xPower 24-3500 = 25.3)
  • Steering: Remote or Tiller
  • Other: Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyage
  • Country of Manufacture: Germany
  • Price (MSRP): $4500

Table of Motor Specs: Sortable and Searchable

MOTORPOWERBATTERYRANGESHAFT (cm)WEIGHT (kg)STEERINGOTHERCOUNTRY
Aquamot 1.1kW: 1.1
Voltage: not available
HP: 3.5
.640 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.66 hrs (40 min) – 6.5 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
14.2
Tiller: + .4
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)Austria$2050 - $2275
Aquamot 1.6kW: 1.6
Voltage: not available
HP: 5
.640 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.5 hrs (29 min) – 4.5 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
15.3
Tiller: + .6
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Larger / extra battery can be purchased to extend range (1.28 kWh Li-ion)Austria$2500 - $2675
Aquamot 2.2kW: 2.2
Voltage: 24
HP: 6.5
Not included.
Can be purchased from Aquamot or others.
Connector cables included
2.25 hrs – 10 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
22.9
Tiller: + .5
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.Austria$3500
Aquamot 4.3kW: 4.3
Voltage: 48
HP: 11
Not included.
Can be purchased from Aquamot or others.
Connector cables included
2.25 hrs – 10 hrs63 (S)
75 (L)
22.9
Tiller: + .5
Tiller
Remote
Two year limited warranty. Extra long shaft and long tiller arm available.Austria$3950
Combi 1kWkW: 1.0
Voltage: 24
HP: 4
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but the .pdf on the site gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.40.5 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Available & Options: Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unitNetherlands$3890 - $4620
Combi 1.5kWkW: 1.5
Voltage: 24
HP: 5
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but the .pdf on the site gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.40.5 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Available & Options: Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unitNetherlands$4000 - $4730
Combi 2kWkW: 2
Voltage: 48
HP: 6.5
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but the .pdf on the site gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.40.5 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Available & Options: Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unitNetherlands$5175 - $5675
Combi 2.5kWkW: 2.5
Voltage: 48
HP: 7.5
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but the .pdf on the site gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.40.5 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Available & Options: Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unitNetherlands$5290 - $5900
Combi 3kWkW: 3
Voltage: 48
HP: 8.5
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but the .pdf on the site gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.40.5 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Available & Options: Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unitNetherlands$6450 - $7180
Combi 3.5kWkW: 3.5
Voltage: 48
HP: 9
Not included.Combi does not provide a range or run time, but the .pdf on the site gives advice on battery and chargers for 4 hour to 12 hour usage.41.0 (S)
52.5 (L)
56.5 (XL)
Not availableTiller
Remote
Available & Options: Battery monitoring in top cowling or with Victron Blue smart BMV-712 (for lithium batteries), Shore power Kit, GPS tracking unitNetherlands$6675 - $7400
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 4
HP: 8
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths30Tiller3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$4,225
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 5
HP: 10
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths37Tiller3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$4,985
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 6
HP: 10
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths44Tiller3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$5,200
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 8
HP: 15
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths44Tiller3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$5,200
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 12
HP: 24
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths60Tiller3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$5,950
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 20
HP: 50
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths70Forward Control3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$8,300
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 30
HP: 60
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths95Forward Control3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$10,560
EClass Rechargable BoatskW: 40
HP: 60
Lithium-ion batteries matched to motors can be purchased from EClass Boats or specs provided for battery supplier1.0 hrs - 3 hrs
Dependent on battery package and motor.
Standard short and long outboard lengths95Forward Control3 Year Warranty • Motor can be custom programmed to comply with maximum speed for local conditions • Options: Custom propellor • Forward control • Heat exchanger for no flush options• full DIY electric repower kits available for a wide range of 2 stroke and some 4 stroke brands for customers marine mechanics and chandleries with a suitable casing to retrofitAustralia$10,560
e'dyn 04 08kW: 4.3
Voltage: 30
HP: 5.5
Separate: AGMup to 35 km'Standard'38
AGM Battery: 180
Tiller Includes LCD monochrome 128×64 (mm) displaySloveniaRequest quote on website
EP CarrykW: .23Separate, available from EPCarry
24V or 48V Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo in buoyant case
1 hrs – 5 hrs101 (XS)
114 (S)
127 (L)
Motor: 6.4
Battery 2.9
TillerTwo year limited warranty. Easy tilt-up lift mechanism for beaching. Accepts any 24V batteryUSA$1600
ePropulsion Spirit 1.0kW: 1.0
Voltage: 40.7 (nominal)
HP: 3
1.02 kWh
LiPo (lithium-ion-polymer)
Integrated
1 hrs – 4 hrs52.5 (XS)
62.5 (S)
75 (L)
11 - Motor
Battery: 8.8
(varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
Tiller
Remote, Wireless
Two year limited warranty. As of May 2019 wireless remote control is availableChina$2150 - $2400
ePropulsion Navy 3.0kW: 3.0
Voltage: 46.8 (nominal)
HP: 6
3.04 kWh
Li-ion
Non-Integrated
1 hrs – 4 hrs64 (S)
76.5 (L)
24 - Motpr
Battery: 31.5
(varies with shaft length and/or tiller)
Tiller
Remote, Wireless
Two year limited warranty, one year on battery. Wide variety of accessories available.China$2900 - $3050
Elco EP-5kW: 3.0
Voltage: 24
HP: 5
Separate
Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
Not available43.6 (S)
56.3 (L)
(Transom Heights)
29.5
Batteries: 90 (approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
Tiller
Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert systemUSA$2600 North America • €3575 - €3950 Europe
Elco EP 9.9kW: 4.7
Voltage: 48
HP: 9.9
Separate
Batteries (Victron Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Chargers ( NOCO) available from Elco
Not available43.6 (S)
56.3 (L)
(Transom Heights)
29.5
Batteries: 180
(approximate: 2x12V 145 Ah)
Tiller
Remote (Side or Top Mount available)
‘Get Home Safe’ battery alert systemUSA$2910 North America • €3500 - €4300
Electro-Mobile 4912-3kW: 3.0
Voltage: 48
HP: 5
Separate
Available from Electro-Mobile
Not availableNot available31
Batteries: 60
(4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
TillerChargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the siteSwedenNot available
Electro-Mobile 4912-5kW: 5.0
Voltage: 48
HP: 9
Separate
Available from Electro-Mobile
Not availableNot available48
Batteries: 60
(4.5 kWh – 4x12V 90Ah Lithium-iron-phosphate: LiFePo)
TillerChargers and all accessories available from Electro-Mobile Here is a link to a battery guide on the siteSwedenNot available
EZOutboard S06kW: 4.3
Voltage: 48
HP: 5-7
Separate
Expandable LiFePO4 battery pack available from EZOutboard
Not availableNot available31
Batteries: 27
(4x12V 5Ah)
Tiller
Remote
3 speed mode smart control panelChina$1800 - $2600
Karvin 2700kW: 2.7
Voltage: 24 / 36 / 48
HP: 4.7 / 6.9 / 9.5
Separate
Various packages available from Karvin
Not available38 (S)
51 (L)
22
Batteries: 80
(48V = 4x12V LiFePO4 140Ah)
Tiller
Remote
All accessories available from KarvinCzech RepublicNot available
Karvin 4500kW: 4.5
Voltage: 24 / 36 / 48
HP: 8 / 12 / 16
Separate
Various packages available from Karvin
Not available38 (S)
51 (L)
22
Batteries: 80
(48V = 4x12V LiFePo4 140Ah)
Tiller
Remote
All accessories available from KarvinCzech Republic$4925 - $5150
Krautler GPAV 0.5kW: 0.5
Voltage: 24
HP: 0.67
Separate. Not sold by KrautlerNot available85
Optional for up to 100
18Tiller
Remote
Optional rudder attachment
Includes: infinitely variable electric regulation system, single lever control (throttle), battery master switcher, battery fuse, battery monitor, anode for fresh water, cable set, fixed or folding propeller (depending on order)Austria$1500 - $2000
Krautler GPAV 0.8kW: 0.8
Voltage: 24
HP: 1
Separate. Not sold by KrautlerNot available85
Optional for up to 100
19Tiller
Remote
Optional rudder attachment
Includes: infinitely variable electric regulation system, single lever control (throttle), battery master switcher, battery fuse, battery monitor, anode for fresh water, cable set, fixed or folding propeller (depending on order)Austria$1500 - $2000
Krautler GPAV 1.6kW: 1.6
Voltage: 24
HP: 2.1
Separate. Not sold by KrautlerNot available85
Optional for up to 100
24Tiller
Remote
Optional rudder attachment
Includes: infinitely variable electric regulation system, single lever control (throttle), battery master switcher, battery fuse, battery monitor, anode for fresh water, cable set, fixed or folding propeller (depending on order)Austria$1500 - $2000
Krautler GPAV 2.2kW: 2.2
Voltage: 36
HP: 2.9
Separate. Not sold by KrautlerNot available85
Optional for up to 100
20Tiller
Remote
Optional rudder attachment
Includes: infinitely variable electric regulation system, single lever control (throttle), battery master switcher, battery fuse, battery monitor, anode for fresh water, cable set, fixed or folding propeller (depending on order)Austria$1500 - $2000
Krautler ACAV 1.8kW: 2.4
Voltage: 24
HP: 3.2
Separate. Not sold by KrautlerNot available85
Optional for up to 100
25Tiller
Remote
Optional rudder attachment
Includes: infinitely variable electric regulation system, single lever control (throttle), battery master switcher, battery fuse, battery monitor, anode for fresh water, cable set, fixed or folding propeller (depending on order)Austria$1500 - $2000
Krautler ACAV 2.0kW: 2.6
Voltage: 24
HP: 3.5
Separate. Not sold by KrautlerNot available85
Optional for up to 100
33Tiller
Remote
Optional rudder attachment
Includes: infinitely variable electric regulation system, single lever control (throttle), battery master switcher, battery fuse, battery monitor, anode for fresh water, cable set, fixed or folding propeller (depending on order)Austria$1500 - $2000
Parsun 5HPkW: 3.6
Voltage: 48
HP: 5
Separate
Not available from Parsuns
Not available38.1 (S)
50.8 (L)
(Transom Heights)
28.4 (S)
30.4 (L)
Tiller
Remote
4 position manual trim and tiltChina$1700 - $2250 North America • $AU 4000 – $AU 4800 Australia
Ray Electric OutboardkW: Not available
Voltage: 36 / 48 / 60
HP: 2.5 / 4 / 5
Separate
Available from Ray in 36 / 48 / 60 battery packs
1.8 hrs – 28 hrs38.1 (S)
50.8 (L)
(Transom Heights)
Total System Weights per Voltage ratings above: 36V: 228 / 48V:287 / 60V:340Tiller
Remote
Ray motors are set up to be sold as a total package, one-stop shoppingUSA$5695 - $6049
Remigo Electric OutboardkW: 1.0
Voltage: 36
HP: 3
1.085 kWh14 NM (26 km) at 3 kts/5.5.kmh80 cm maximum - sliding adjustment system14.5Tiller integrated with transom mounting bracketTiller becomes carrying handle for transportation, Charges with 12-24V DC charge, 110-240V AC standard or fast charger, 2-button control module with 10-step forward/backward logic, IP67 for above waterline parts, IP69 for parts below waterlineSlovenia$2300
Rim Drive Technology PR065-Outboard-M or M-TkW: 0.5
Voltage: 48
HP: 1
Not included. Recommended LiFePO batteries available from Rim Drive5 hours with 48V 60Ah 67.0 (S)
81.9 (L)
2.5Tiller (M-T) or without tiller (M)One year warranty for non-commercial use, Integrated motor controller, LED user interface, 5 trim settings, Salt water resistant, Universal battery connector, Includes 0.5 m battery cableNetherlands$7975 - 8550
Rim Drive Technology PR086-Outboard-M or M-TkW: 3.0
Voltage: 48
HP: 6.5
Not included. Recommended LiFePO batteries available from Rim Drive4.5 hours with 48V 60Ah 71.2 (S)
86.2 (L)
3.5Tiller (M-T) or without tiller (M)One year warranty for non-commercial use, Integrated motor controller, LED user interface, 5 trim settings, Salt water resistant, Universal battery connector, Includes 0.5 m battery cableNetherlands$8215 - 8790
Rim Drive Technology PR0133-Outboard-M or M-TkW: 5.0
Voltage: 48
HP: 10
Not included. Recommended LiFePO batteries available from Rim Drive4 hours with 48V 60Ah 68.4 (S)
83.4 (L)
5Tiller (M-T) or without tiller (M)One year warranty for non-commercial use, Integrated motor controller, LED user interface, 5 trim settings, Salt water resistant, Universal battery connector, Includes 0.5 m battery cableNetherlands$8400 - 8980
Torqeedo 503kW: .5
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 2
.320 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.67 hrs (42 min) – 6.3 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
08.9 (S)
09.5 (L)
Battery: 5
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany$1700
Torqeedo Travel 1003kW: 1.0
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 3-4
.530 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.51 hrs (35 min) – 10.5 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
14.2 (S)
14.8 (L)
Battery: 5.3
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany$2000
Torqeedo Travel 1003CkW: 1.0
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 3-4
.915 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.87 hrs (55 min) – 17.5 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
14.2 (S)
14.8 (L)
Battery: 6.0
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany$2500
Torqeedo Travel 1103kW: 1.1
Voltage: 29.6 (nominal)
HP: 3-4
.915 kWh
Li-ion
Integrated
.83 hrs (50 min) – 20 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
17.3 (S)
17.7 (L)
Battery: 6
TillerOnboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany$2700
Torqeedo Cruise 2.0kW: 2.0
Voltage: 24 (nominal)
HP: 5
3.5 kWh
(Suggested): 1 X Torqeedo Power 24-3500
Li-ion • Capacity:
Non-Integrated
1.75 hrs – 8 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
17.5 (S)
18.6 (L)
Battery: 25.3
(1xPower 24-3500)
Tiller
Remote
Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany$4000
Torqeedo Cruise 4.0kW: 4.0
Voltage: 48 (nominal)
HP: 8
5 kWh
1 X Power 48-5000 Li-ion
Non-Integrated
1.25 hrs – 10 hrs62.5 (S)
75 (L)
16.1 (S/Remote) to 19.4 (L/Tiller)
Battery: 25.3
(1xPower 24-3500)
Tiller
Remote
Onboard charger with GPS calculator of remaining range, 4 position manual trim, solar chargeable, including during voyageGermany$4500

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11 thoughts on “Electric Outboards: Less than 5 kW

  • June 6, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Thanks, Great reference for options. Looking forward to the bigger motors.

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    • June 8, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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      Thank you, this may be an idiot question, but we not include a popular trolling motor it two. Seems that is the bug question to me. They are a lot less expensive, how do they stack up?

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      • June 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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        Hi Timothy. Thanks for your question, not idiot at all! Just working on the trolling motor guide as a separate category, along with kayak motors. There will be some overlap with this. It should be ready next week.

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      • July 22, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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        Torqeedo Cruise 4.0 is 48V not 24.

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        • July 22, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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          Thanks! All fixed up!

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  • May 2, 2020 at 6:14 am
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    Thanks for the under 5kw guide – very useful. There is a problem about comparing electric outboards with petrol ones. The electric ones quote Thrust in lbs, with a rough HP equivalent. In general they seem to work on 1kw=3HP (not 1.3HP as you suggest). Petrol ones do not quote a figure for Thrust, but I have found a suggested range of 20-25 lbs per HP. That means a 3HP petrol engine would produce 60-75 lbs thrust. The 1kw electric motors produce around this (Torqeedo 1003C – 68 lbs; ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 – 66 lbs; Aquamot Trend 1.1 – 72 lbs).

    Of course there is a difference between the power produced by a petrol engine, some of which is lost through the gearbox, and the thrust produced at the propeller by an electric engine. But the general relationship of 1kw=3HP looks about right.

    Do you know of any detailed research into this? Could you do an article on it?

    I think it would be worth adding a column giving thrust figures in your table of outboards under 5kw.

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  • August 3, 2020 at 12:07 am
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    Thank you for the comprehensive list of electric outboards!

    Do any of the electric outboards also work as hydro generators, perhaps after swapping out or adjusting the prop? Kind of silly to carry both an electric outboard and a hydrogenerator on a boat like a Corsair 880.

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    • January 26, 2022 at 3:32 pm
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      The ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 has a hydro generation model.

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  • February 5, 2021 at 5:50 am
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    Any idea regarding the Torqeedo 4.0R BMS compatibility with lithium batteries BMS from other manufacturers?
    Thank you.

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  • May 22, 2021 at 2:55 am
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    Alle the ePropulsion Evo Models work as hydro generators… don’t know about the others. Got a Spirit Evo and that works well.

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  • March 15, 2022 at 4:27 am
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    Great article!

    I owned a boat with a Rimdrive from RDT, same units as they are selling now as outboards. Great system, especially in water with a lot of debris in the water as this prop can easily be cleaned but simply stopping it a letting everything that is in, flow out.

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