During the work week, Baltimore-area resident Craig Gordon is the principal architect of cloud strategy for an electric utility company. On the weekends, he engages in his passion of competitive bass fishing. But you won't find Gordon in a boat with a loud, pollution-emitting gasoline-powered outboard motor. Instead, Gordon propels his boat with a high-tech electric outboard motor sold by Seattle-based startup company Pure Watercraft , which he says convinced him to buy with its lightweight, long-lasting, low-maintenance lithium-ion batteries and its powerful motor. Using electric propulsion enables Gordon to fish in local reservoirs, where gas-powered motors aren't allowed.
Credit: Forbes Video. Duffy Duffield is the godfather of electric motor boats. Enter Andy Rebele, a tech entrepreneur whose Seattle-based startup, Pure Watercraft, may have just built the Tesla of motorboats. Exciting, clean, and of course, very very quiet. As Rebele gunned a foot Still Water launch, a favorite of rowing and sailing coaches, on a sunny morning last week in the San Francisco Bay, we chatted in a normal voice while enjoying the ha-ha-ha-ha of seagulls and the occasional bark of a handful seals in the background. The experience was akin to that of gliding peacefully on a sailboat — one that could stop, start and turn in any direction on a dime. It has built an outboard engine to power them.
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