Vision Marine announces purchase order from The Limestone Boat Company
September 22, 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing
MONTREAL — Vision Marine Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of electric recreational marine propulsion boats also serving OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer), announces an initial purchase order of 25 E-Motion 180E outboard motors and powertrain systems from The Limestone Boat Company.
This commitment by Limestone marks a turning point for Vision Marine, as this represents the Company’s first purchase order. The order comes on the heels of testing, which served to validate the E-Motion 180E high performance purpose built fully electric powertrain system. In addition, Limestone anticipates integrating the E-Motion powertrain system to existing and future models.
Limestone will now shift its EV model development efforts into scheduled production, with a delivery target to dealers commencing in the fourth quarter of 2023. The order adds to Limestone, utilizing Vision Marine’s proprietary E-Motion propulsion system, as a first mover within the North American recreational boating industry, able to offer a fully electric Aquasport center console powerboat.
Vision Marine co-founder and CEO, Alexandre Mongeon stated, “Vision Marine is excited to work alongside Limestone in accelerating the North American boating industry’s carbon neutral goals via electrifying the waterways. We look forward to the momentous occasion in which the Aquasport electric center console is presented to consumers.”
In June 2022, Limestone CEO Scott Hanson announced the completion of the prototype’s sea trial stating Vision Marine’s E-Motion 180E, “met the company’s demands and then some. It provides all of the benefits of an EV boating experience, without compromising the performance expectations of an internal combustion engine, while maintaining the ride characteristics for which Limestone’s Aquasport is renowned.”
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