Introducing The Pulse 63 From RS Electric Boats
The UK’s own RS Electric Boats have revealed details on the world’s first electric-optimised RIB, known as the Pulse 63.
- This electric boat is an evolution of the Pulse 58 from RS Electric Boats.
- It has been designed to make commercial marine activities fun and sustainable.
- The Pulse 63 features a 46kW Hyperdrive battery pack providing up to 400v of power.
Maritime transport has another electric boat joining its ranks. Introducing the Pulse 63 from UK brand RS Electric Boats, the first RIB (rigid inflatable boat) running on an electric power source.
Power-wise, the Pulse 63 uses a 46kW Hyperdrive battery pack which provides up to 400v of power to the RAD hub less rim drive. The Pulse 63 can run at speeds of up to 23 knots, emitting zero emissions as it goes, only adding to the green appeal. Moreover, the 63 is made out of sustainable materials.
The Pulse 63 can accelerate a lot faster than standard boats and offers a lot of manoeuvrability despite its size. Furthermore, the Pulse 63 has all the tools to travel up to 100 nautical miles per charge. In other words, RS Electric Boats aren’t pulling any punches.
Speaking of charge, it takes around 8 hours to fill the battery if you hook it up to a dock overnight. Another option would be to use a 3-phase charging point, cutting it down to 50 minutes.
RS Electric Boats is the sister brand of RS Sailing, who have over 25 years of experience in the market. They’re specialists, but the Pulse 63 is their first dive into EV waters — unless you count the Pulse 58, that is.
RS Electric Boats say that the 63 is an evolution of the Pulse 58, a boat that made a decent splash at the Dusseldorf Boat Show last year. Elements of the 58 remain, but the 63 is slightly longer in comparison at 6.3 metres.
Multiple versions of the Pulse 63 will be available for purchase
Buyers have multiple options to choose from, as the Pulse 63 comes in four configurations: Leisure, Commercial, Coaching and Superyacht. Each is designed “to make commercial marine activities and on-water leisure time fun, whilst also being kind to the planet.”
The number of seats changes depending on the version you choose. We can only imagine price does, too, with the Superyacht being the most expensive of the bunch (we assume). In terms of features, each come with Bluetooth connectivity and technology that adds an additional layer of functionality.
The Pulse 63 will be made in the UK, but it does have global appeal. So don’t act too surprised if it arrives at a dock near you very soon.
Minimal maintenance costs are easily one of the main selling points of the 63. In fact, it’s one of the main selling points of EV as a whole and has brought many electric boat brands to the forefront.