RS Electric Boats and Cheetah Marine International are joining forces to develop a new generation of electric workboats. The companies will be working together to accelerate the evolution of dependable electric boats for commercial and leisure use.
Initially electric workboats will be developed and delivered under a combination of the RS Electric Boats and Cheetah brands, with electric catamaran adventure boats to follow. The first of the electric workboats will be launched in spring 2023, with the first adventure boat to be displayed at boot Düsseldorf. The two companies will be exhibiting side by side at Seawork (21st–23rd June).
Sean Strevens, founder of Cheetah Marine, said: ‘RS Sailing’s knowledge of lightweight materials and RS Electric Boats’ experience of designing electric-specific craft are invaluable. Their experiences – working to solve the challenges that their customers and the environment face – mirror ours, which is why we’re bringing the two together to mould commercial electric catamarans.’