What do people think of Electric Boats?
What do people think of electric boats

After the RS Games, we managed to catch up with Miles Seddon, Director at Opposite Tack, Offshore Racer and Tera Dad. Miles drove the Pulse 63 Coach Boat during the Tera Worlds at the RS Games. The Pulse 63 was being used as one of the safety boats saving on combustion RIBs on the water.

 

What were your thoughts on the RS Electric Boats Pulse 63 Miles?

 

“Firstly, thanks to all at RS for handing me the tag, so to speak. I was really impressed by the boat and loved challenging the opinions of some of the doubters on conventional ribs.

Re the boat:
The Pulse 63 proved to be a superb safety/coach boat platform during my time using it in a wide variety of conditions (0kn to 24kn, flat water to surfing waves). The hull form provided a stable and dry platform to work from, whilst the low bow allowed us to recover children from the water and assist with capsized dinghies easily, all without taking a single wave over the bow all week.

 

Being able to communicate with and listen to young sailors is essential, for anyone that has spent time in safety or coach boats, the constant noise of the outboard, even a four stroke, can make communication with sailors difficult. This problem simply doesn’t exist with the Pulse 63.

 

On the windiest day, whilst motoring along at 15kn, my crew and I were able to hear one of the younger sailors crying on her boat, so we were able to be alongside to help quickly. Other conventional powered boats had motored passed because they could not hear the crying. It should also be noted because sailing is a fun sport that we could hear plenty of the older sailors whooping with delight as they surfed passed us in the waves!”

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