In a strategic move to underscore the dawn of a new era in eco-friendly marine transport, these boats will embark
on a voyage to Europe, where they will be proudly showcased at the esteemed Dusseldorf boat show from January
20-28, 2024. The event, renowned for presenting breakthroughs in the boating world, will serve as the perfect
platform to highlight the exceptional capabilities and innovations of the E-Motion™ powered boats.
Following this debut, The E-Motion™ 180E equipped boats will be delivered to their ultimate owner, marking a
significant milestone – the first-ever electric boats coming off the Four Winns production line destined for
Alexandre Mongeon, CEO of Vision Marine, expressed his excitement, stating, "The pioneering efforts of Groupe
Beneteau and their dedicated production team, in crafting a specialized assembly line for electric boats, not only
sets the course for the future; but also fortifies Four Winns with a distinct advantage against any subsequent boat
manufacturer venturing into electrification."
Marrying design with sustainability, the Four Winns H2e is not just a boat; it's a testament to the future of eco-
conscious boating without compromising performance. The E-Motion™ powertrain ensures whisper-quiet
operations, zero-emissions, unparalleled efficiency and therefore establishes a new experience in boating.
Xavier Montagne, Chief Technical Officer of Vision Marine, commented, "We are elated to see Groupe Beneteau
extend boats to the European markets and provide a window to our marine electric propulsion system. We believe
the H2E platform is ideal for showcasing the versatility and strength of our system on manufacturers' boats to
fellow European boating enthusiasts."
Erik Stromberg, Vice-President of Power & Motor Yacht Development of Groupe Beneteau, expressed his
enthusiasm, stating, “Our partnership with Vision Marine represents a significant stride towards achieving a
harmonious balance between unmatched performance and environmental stewardship. The debut of the Four
Winns H2e Bowrider in Europe is a testament to our shared commitment to fostering a sustainable future for the
Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR), 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, in turn directly contributing to zero pollution, zero emission and a noiseless environment. Our flagship outboard powertrain (“E-Motion™”) is the first fully electric purpose-built outboard powertrain system that combines an advanced battery pack, inverter, and high efficiency motor with proprietary union assembly between the transmission and the electric motor design utilizing extensive control software. Our E-Motion™ and related technologies used in this powertrain system are uniquely designed to improve the efficiency of the outboard powertrain and, as a result, enhance both range and performance. Vision Marine continues to design, innovate, manufacture, and sell handcrafted, high performance, environmentally friendly, electric recreational power boats to customers. The design and technology applied to our boats results in far greater enhanced performance
in general, higher speeds, and longer range. Simply stated, a smoother ride than a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) motorboat.
Founded in Vendée 139 years ago by Benjamin Bénéteau, Groupe Beneteau today has international industrial
capabilities, with 22 production sites, and a global sales network. In 2022, Groupe Beneteau recorded €1.5bn of
revenues, employing around 8,000 people, primarily in France, the United States, Poland, Italy, and Portugal.
A global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, thanks to its Boat division’s nine brands, offers more than 150
recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating,
monohulls and catamarans. Through its Boating Solutions division, the Group is also present in the daily or
weekly rental services, marina, digital and financing sectors.
Its Housing division is a major European player for leisure homes, lodges, and pods, with its 3 brands (IRM,
O'HARA, COCO SWEET) offering a wide range of products. It has 900 employees across six production sites in
France and one in Italy and generated €257.2m of revenues in 2022.
Boat brands: Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Prestige, Delphia, Excess, Four Winns, Wellcraft, Scarab and Glastron.