Narke ElectroJet - There are a few electric jet-ski concepts on the web, but none of them has made it to production yet. the batteries are still not capable enough.
It is summer 2018 as we write this article and the Narke ElectroJet is supposed to change this in the near future. An Hungarian development team of boat designers and shipbuilders is now showing their prototype. The Narke ElectroJet is currently tested in Hungary and is supposed to be very silent. Not only due to the electric propulsion, but also due its special shape.
The electric Jetski from Hungary is made out of Cabon Fiber and has a water-cooled engine with 45 kW or 61 horsepower. 45 kW is quite a lot if you compare this to the electric surfboards where the strongest jet-boards have about 16 kW. Compared to petrol powere jet-ski this is however not a lot. Some petrol PWC have 170 kW (230 horsepower) or even more.
It promises a speed of 55 km/h or 34 mph and a operating time of 1.5 hours at normal use, which probably means not at full speed. But who would ride with 55 km/h for 1.5 hours anyways. Well, the petrol powered personal watercraft smake 120 km/h or more. On the other hand they are noisy and they stink 😉
The battery is charging to 80% in just 2 hours and is replaceable in a few minutes. We are wondering what a second battery would cost. The smaller batteries for electric surfboards are already a few thousand EUR.
It has a nice customizable smart display which fits very well to the overall futuristic design and gives a lot of useful information such like speed, temperature, time, date, distance and water temperature. No pricing information is released yet, but we will keep you updated.
Given that the electric jetboard Curf is up to 22,000 EUR with 16 kW power it will be highly likely not inexpensive. Batteries are still expensive.
Mass production is planned already for 2018 in Balatonvilág, Hungary. We have seen lots of these announcements in the electric surfboard industry, but most of the jetboards are usually delayed for a year or even more. It will be interesting to see when the electric jetski will be available for sale and for which price.