LTS Marine began teaming up with Nautique during 2010 to test their electric system in a Ski Nautique. The Ski Nautique E contains two automotive electric motors that provide all the power necessary to meet the every day needs of our customer. The electric motors connect through a transfer case to the propeller shaft of the boat producing tournament worthy performance.
The Ski Nautique E is equipped with state of the art lithium ion batteries that are located to keep the center of gravity according to the boat performance; when fully charged this is equivalent to eight gallons of gas accommodating up to four slalom skiers during a session and achieving speeds of nearly 40mph. This new emissions free technology is extremely eco-friendly and requires minimal maintenance.
Two of the worldâ€™s most highly regarded water skiers recently skied behind the Ski Nautique E. Andy Mapple, 6 time Menâ€™s World Champion stated, â€œIn over four decades of water skiing this new boat from Nautique is the most exciting advancement I have seen. Waterski boats are the high end of boating and require tremendous performance; and Nautique, partnering with LTS, has made it work! This is forward thinking; it will be no surprise to anyone that Nautique is the boat company that made this happen.â€
Current Womenâ€™s World Champion, Whitney McClintock commented, â€œThe Ski Nautique E is powerful and peppy getting up to speed! It was a strong and smooth pull through the slalom course. While I was tricking, the only difference was the silence...It was nice to enjoy the sound of the water... So pure!â€
â€œI am incredibly proud of our team and our partners, LTS, for making this boat a reality!â€ stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. â€œThe best part is that this is just a start, we look forward to working further with this boat and making more exciting announcements related to it in the near future,â€ Yeargin added.
The Ski Nautique E project will be showcased at the Montreal Boat Show on January 27-31, 2011 at the LTS Marine booth. This boat will make additional appearances at primary Nautique events this season. Stay tuned to Nautique.com for further announcements.
25 Jan 2011