All you need to know about electric motors for boats

There are a lot of reasons why it makes sense to use an electric drive train for your boat. As the automotive industry is making steady progress with electric cars on the road, the marine industry has much to do, to make it an electric powered industry. For multiple reasons the electric motor has many advantages in comparison to the combustion engines; they are quieter, they give instant power, are affordable to run and electric motors are environmentally friendly.

Electric Ship Facilities is the system integrator if you are looking for an energy efficient, sustainable and economic solution for your boat.

The 5 benefits of electric boat engines - Instant power Electric engines are demand driven that means that at the moment or millisecond you hit the throttle, the electric engine can deliver full power. For a combustion engine it will take longer to deliver that power. Electric engines can deliver a boost of power upfront, making them very suitable for boating purposes. - Affordable to run Electric motors are affordable to run. The costs of an electric drive train are on average one third when compared to a traditional combustion engine. Next to this the costs for maintenance are very low as there are less moving parts in an electric motor and there are no filters or oil changes needed. - No pollution A 100% electric motor for a boat operates zero emission. There is no CO2 or nitrogen oxide going into the nature that pollutes the air. Next to this electric motors for boats do not allow for oil residues to end up in the water. - Healthier Did you know that it is not only better for the environment to power your boat with an electric engine. It is also healthier for the persons in the direct environment of the boat. As there are no emissions with an electric boat there is no release of nitrogen oxides (NOx) which can be harmful for people. NOx can penetrate into the smallest branches of the bronchial tubes which can lead to respiratory problems and infections. - Quiet That electric engines operate quietly is maybe the most well-known benefit of electric boating. However, noise pollution is maybe not the first thing you think about until you experience the comfort of going places with an electric powered boat. You do not disturb other people or the wildlife; you can appreciate your environment, relax and enjoy the sounds of the outdoors.


In comparison with an combustion engine an electric engine has many benefits. The most important benefits of electric boating are environmental friendliness, health benefits and improved boating performance. Last but not least, an electric motor for boats is an economical interesting choice as they are extremely affordable to run and maintain.



Electric Ship Facilities is the system integrator if you are looking for an energy efficient, sustainable and economic solution for your boat. We do not work with one specific brand or type of electric motor, we look at the best solution for your boat and boating situation. Our mission is to “accelerate the transition driven by zero emission innovative technology”.

Electric Ship Facilities is the system integrator if you are looking for an energy efficient, sustainable and economic solution for your boat.

Electric Ship Facilities offers electric motors for commercial and recreational boating. Therefore we offer a wide range of maritime electric engines from 1 kW up to several hundreds of kW’s.


Our core business is to make the best matching solution between the boat, boating profile, boating area and all the available technics. Please contact us for the possibilities or have a look at the Recreational Boating examples or Commercial boating examples.