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New record in the nautical sector. Vision Marine Technologies has just announced what it considers “a historic milestone” in navigation: having exceeded one hundred miles per hour (mph), equivalent to 161 kilometers per hour (km/h), with an electric boat. His V32 launch specifically reached the 175km/hwhat marks, claims the companya new world speed record.

The feat was achieved on Saturday during one of the most important events in the sector in the US, the high-performance boat competition organized in Lake of the Ozarks, in Missouri.

Before thousands of spectators and with the world champion F1 H20 driver Shaun TorrentAt the controls, the V32 reached 109 miles per hour (175 km/h). The brand, says Vision, has long broken the previous record of 88.6 mph, set by Jaguar with its lightweight Vectorn V20E.

“Shaun Torrente, H2O World Champion driver and owner of Shaun Torrente Racing, crossed the finish line of the three-quarter mile course with a radar top speed of 109 mph,” explains the company via Twitter, where he specifies that the boat is 9.75 meters long and is equipped with two E-Motion 180E Electric outboard motors.

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To make it, explain the signaturethe Vision Marine and Shaun Torrente Racing team designed the V32 right from the start and then they took it upon themselves to assemble, configure, and test it in Florida for months. The V32 is a hull designed to house the battery banks that power a pair of E-Motion electric outboard motors, the most emblematic of Vision Marine Technologies.

Hellkat Powerboats, Octillion Power Systems, Netxfour Solutions or Weismman Marine also embarked on the project, which was responsible for the batteries, motors or monitoring.

The record achieved with his boat —claims Vision Marine Technology— demonstrates that “the transition to electric power in the marine industry is to reach”. “We are much closer to eliminating colossal carbon footprint that our planet is experiencing due to the continuous use of internal combustion engines”, reflects Alex Mongeon, CEO of the company.

“We work hard to optimize the electric motors, the 700V batteries, the cooling circuits, and the integration of hardware and software,” adds Xavier Montagne.

The work of Vision Marine Technologies is part of the attempts of the nautical sector to search for new formulas that limit its environmental impact. Over the years, companies have experimented with systems that harness solar and wind power or hydrogen or LNG.

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New record in the nautical sector. Vision Marine Technologies has just announced what it considers “a historic milestone” in navigation:…

New record in the nautical sector. Vision Marine Technologies has just announced what it considers “a historic milestone” in navigation:…

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