Montreal, Canada, November 7, 2022 – Vision Marine Technologies (NASDAQ: VMAR) ("Vision Marine" or the "Company"), or the “Company”), the global leader and innovator in electric transition of the recreational boating industry, has launched a partnership with a large franchisee of Freedom Boat Club (“FBC”), a subsidiary of Brunswick Corporation. The franchisee of FBC, located in Deerfield, Florida, will enter into a six-month evaluation program with Vision Marine. Vision Marine will supply five third party pontoons equipped with its E-Motion™ 180E fully electric outboard motor and powertrain system.
The Deerfield Beach location represents the fifth fastest growing franchisee location of FBC in all of North America. The pontoons will be available for use by all FBC members for a total of six months. In addition, Freedom Boat Club South Florida, the owner of the Deerfield Beach FBC location, owns and operates ten total locations throughout Southeast Florida, with approximately 1,800 members.
After the evaluation period, Vision Marine and Freedom Boat Club South Florida will explore expanding the electric footprint across all ten of its FBC location properties.
“We are excited to be introducing cutting edge, extended range electric powertrain systems to our Freedom Boat Club fleet in South Florida,” stated Dan Lund, CEO of Freedom Boat Club of South Florida. “Our partnership with Alex Mongeon and his Vision Marine team allows our members to experience, firsthand, the next wave of innovation in marine propulsion.”
“This opportunity to introduce our fully electric outboard and powertrain, the E-Motion™ 180E, in front of the members at the Freedom Boat Club in South Florida, provides exposure to an audience that are avid boaters, and will experience the benefits of electric on the water,” stated Alexandre Mongeon, co-founder and CEO.
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