Vision Marine Technologies Testing Electric-Powered 32-Foot Cat With 100-Plus-MPH Goal In Mind At Shootout
Building upon its debut appearance at the 2021 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, the team at Vision Marine Technologies Inc., in Montreal, Canada, is eager to get back to Central Missouri hot spot and make a more impactful mark on the 34th annual event, which is arguably the world’s largest gathering of performance boats in the world. Not to dismiss the 49-mph pass Patrick Bobby, VMTI’s head of performance and special projects, reached in the Bruce 22 with an electric E-Motion 180E outboard engine last year, but everyone involved in the latest project—a twin-engine 32-foot Hellkats Powerboats-constructed catamaran—hopes to possibly double that speed and hit the triple digits on the three-quarter-mile course next weekend (August 27-28).
The new Vision 32 catamaran powered by electric E-Motion 180E outboard engines is going to be showcased at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Central Missouri next weekend.
The news of the project was announced in July 2021 so it’s not surprising that the boat, which is powered by two of VMTI’s 180-hp, 160-kilowatt E-Motion electric outboards and Octillion Power Systems batteries, is coming to the Shootout, but the fact that speeds have reportedly surpassed 100 mph in testing this week in Florida is pretty eye-opening.
“We get to the lake next week and plan to do a little more testing before making some runs on Saturday,” said Alexandre Mongeon, the Montreal, Canada-based company’s chief executive officer. “I can’t wait for everyone to see the Vision 32 in action. We’re thoroughly impressed with the boat and I think a lot of people will be just as impressed. This is a ‘real boat’ with real performance capabilities. Everything in it was created with this boat in mind.
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