• Feb 16th 2010 at 7:57AM
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2010 Epic Boats 21se – Click above for high-res image gallery

Although Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony is no longer involved with that company's day-to-day operations, his other two businesses certainly seem to be keeping him busy. Not only has Flux Power, an alternative drivetrain enterprise, been announced as the battery supplier for the upcoming Wheego Whip, but Epic Boats, a wakeboat business whose line-up already boasts a hybrid, has recently been showing off a new all-electric model, the 21se. According to a recent tweet, the newest Epic seems to have made its debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show in January.

Although there hasn't yet been an official press release about the electric watercraft released just yet, we have managed to track down a little bit of info. Within its 6.75 meter frame (22.15 feet), it is said to be packing 60 kWh of lithium batteries from sister-company Flux Power that can keep it going for up to 10 hours. It relies on a liquid-cooled brushless DC motor capable of pumping out 268 horsepower and 664 pound feet of torque for forward motion and can attain a top speed of about 40 miles per hour (64 km/h). Not bad considering it weighs in at 3,798 pounds. It comes with a charger and can be plugged into any available voltage outlet or can be topped off by an external generator running on diesel or bio-diesel. The dash features a nice touch-screen with controls and information for the motor, batteries and entertainment system. We'll keep our eyes open for more about this people-puller, but for now we can offer up a smattering a photos in the gallery below. Thanks to Toby for the tip!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      "Not bad considering it weighs in at 3,798 pounds. "

      For a wakeboat, you *want* it to be heavy. Light boats don't make much wake. ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      How do you miss a marketing opportunity like failing to name this boat model the 'electric eel'?
      Or at least call the power train the EEL drive for Excessive Electric Locomotion... or something.
      Then have a huge beach campaign with bikini clad PR people going around handing out drinks and signing posters - all centered around the 'loco' in Locomotion.
        • 5 Years Ago
        HUGE campaign? What do you think this is, the Toyota Prius? There is not some MASSIVE market for these boats to begin with...let alone a need for a HUGE campaign for an all electric model.
        • 5 Years Ago
        uhm... it was a joke.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Keep greening the vehicles nobody drives. That'll curb emissions.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You clearly have no idea how much fuel pleasure boats consume.

        This is a great product, but I expect it'll be priced in the $100,000 range. I hope all the idle rich buy them, to further encourage this kind of product, and eventually bring down the price.
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