Vision Marine Technologies announced a partnership with Hellkats Powerboats to attempt a speed record for an electric boat.
A Hellkats 32-foot Super-Sport Widebody Catamaran with a twin installation of Vision Marine’s E-Motion powertrain system is scheduled to make the speed-record attempt in November.
“My team and I are extremely excited to partner with Hellkats. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase the capability, reliability and power of our E-Motion powertrain”, Alexandre Mongeon, co-founder and CEO of Vision Marine, said in a statement.
Top speed is expected to surpass 100 mph (160 km/h).
Following the November effort, the Hellcats boat will be auctioned off and the proceeds distributed to charities promoting water cleanup globally.
“Vision Marine has always been dedicated to lessening reliance on fossil fuels. This is yet another way for us to help keep our waterways pollution free for future generations,” said Mongeon.