Orlando, Florida-based multi-line boatbuilder Correct Craft has acquired the Ingenity P220 electric boat drive system built by Ortner Electric in Villach, Austria. The electric power group will operate as part of Correct Craft’s Pleasurecraft Engine Group division, alongside sister brands PCM, Crusader, Challenger and Levitator.
The Ingenity P220 is presently available in Correct Craft’s Super Air Nautique 210 and GS20 models sold in the Austrian market. With its acquisition of the drive system, the company intends to expand that distribution worldwide, while extending the Ingenity P220 into additional Nautique models and other Correct Craft boat brands.
“The world is quickly transitioning to electric power and the acquisition of the Ingenity P220 system will help position Correct Craft, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and our boat companies for a successful transition to the future,” says Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin.
“A few months ago, when Correct Craft kicked off our Watershed Innovations initiative, electric propulsion was one of many items on our list to address. The Watershed Innovations team is taking on all these projects to help prepare Correct Craft and our companies for the future. The future is bright but will undoubtedly be a lot different than today, so we are working hard to prepare our Correct Craft companies for these inevitable changes.”
The Ingenity P220 system generates the equivalent of 300hp, pushing the Super Air GS to a top speed of 70km/hr. The engine generates 800Nm of torque while its 100kW battery capacity is said to provide power for up to 12 hours between charges.
Correct Craft is no stranger to electric propulsion. In 2011 the company unveiled its Ski Nautique E model, a 100% electric towboat built in partnership with Canadian electric motor manufacturer LTS Marine. The boat was displayed at boat shows in Miami and Montreal as a proof-of-concept model, limited by a 45 to 40-minute run time between charges.