Revolutionary Vision Marine Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR) Tech Powers Boat-of-the-Year Winner

  • Powered by VMAR’s E-Motion engine, the Four Winns H2e was named winner in “Boating” magazine’s annual Boat of the Year competition
  • The award announcement called out the torque provided by the Vision Marine Technologies 180e electric outboard
  • Vision Marine is dedicated to pioneering the clean-energy transition on the water

“Boating” magazine announced its Boat of the Year category winners for 2023, and the Four Winns H2e came out on top in the Runabout category (https://ibn.fm/5O7Ls). The Four Winns bowrider is powered by Vision Marine Technologies’ (NASDAQ: VMAR) E-Motion, an 180 HP electric outboard engine that is the most powerful marine electric powertrain in the world (https://ibn.fm/nNLjP).

“Boating’s Boat of the Year is the most prestigious honor a boatbuilder can receive,” the “Boating” article proclaims. “The selection process starts with our team assessing each of the 100-plus boats we sea trial and publish a test about each year to see how any might stand out in their respective categories. . . . A BOTY category winner, besides possessing top construction, component installation and performance characteristics, must somehow advance its category, providing boat buyers with a better experience. From these, Boat of the Year will be selected.”

Noting that the new Four Winns H2e bowrider features power mixed with a luxurious, stable ride, a judge wrote that “the torque provided by the Vision Marine Technologies 180e electric outboard allowed me to get the H2e on top steadily without the bashing that comes when you need to make the boat jump up before throttling back to get going. The good-riding 22-footer then settled into a comfortable 21 mph. That was no surprise. Four Winns’ vaunted Stable-Vee hull, designed by Tom Wenstatdt, features stepped and ventilated afterpods. These inhibit excessive bow rise” (https://ibn.fm/9TzNr).

The article pointed out that the width from keel to chine is kept wide farther forward than on other hulls, which adds to stability and easy planing. “It’s also notable that the 180e’s torque maintains boat speed in turns,” the article observed. “Indeed, the 180e (180 hp or 134 kW) delivers the equivalent of 230 peak hp or 171 peak kW. The ‘180’ on its cowl reflects its continuous output. It’s much more than a motor—it’s an integrated propulsion system.

“Twin 43 kWh batteries wired into a control-and-charging system and monitored via two 10-inch touchscreens provide the power,” the article continued. “There’s also a phone app. Instant range, state of charge and other vital data display in real time. Therefore, while the H2e won’t do the distance or time at a stretch of the gas-powered H2 OB, there is no reason for range anxiety. You can see how far and how long you can run at a glance. And it’s quieter than a gas boat —70 versus 76 dB(A) at 21 mph, for example—and it leaves no emissions on the water. Plus, there’s the handling attributes of all that torque.”

The Four Winns H2e E-Motion engine is only a small piece of what VMAR does. As the global leader in the electric recreational boating industry serving both OEMs and consumers, Vision Marine is pioneering the clean-energy transition on the water by selling 100% electric boats, outboard motors and technology throughout the marine industry. In addition, the company strives to be a guiding force for change and an ongoing driving factor in fighting the problems associated with waterway pollution by disrupting the traditional boating industry with electric power.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.VisionMarineTechnologies.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to VMAR are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/VMAR

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