Have you ever fancied owning a pontoon boat, but perhaps re-considered due to the fuel costs and environmental considerations? Or maybe certain engine types are banned on your local lakes?

More and more local jurisdictions are now putting strict environmental rulings in place, designed to keep the nation’s waterways clean for future generations. Many jurisdictions mandate that boats on their lakes only use electric boat motors.

Electric motor on a pontoon boat – why?

By using an electric motor, your pontoon boat will be quieter, more environmentally-friendly, and more fuel-efficient.

You can buy electric pontoon boats that are not just both environmentally-friendly, but also budget-friendly. Some are powered by solar, others will need hooking up to a power supply before you set off.

Whilst the range isn’t massively wide yet, with only a few small electric pontoon boats available to buy, I do see this trend changing over the next 5 years.

If you do decide to install an electric motor on a pontoon boat, you will benefit from:

  • Quiet motor with less noise pollution
  • Clean and fuel-efficient propulsion
  • Cost savings on traditional fuel and even maintenance
  • No smelly exhaust fumes
  • Reduction in your carbon footprint
  • Less maintenance compared to a traditional motor

The leading manufacturers of pontoon boat electric motors will supply you with everything you need to get started. Most of them are simple plug and play in operation and can be working in just minutes. You can also now get hybrid options!

Below you can see some examples of what the major pontoon boat manufacturers are doing with regards to standard, small, and mini electric pontoon boats, with a little information on each one.

Princecraft electric pontoon boats

Some of the more stunning electric-powered pontoons are by Princecraft. I love the way their boats look, and you can see two examples below.

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