Why an Outboard?

After my early experiences in boats led us to launch Pure Watercraft, we had to decide what to build first. Why an outboard motor? Why this power level? The answer begins with my move to Seattle. I came here for the first time in 1984, to row in the Opening Day regatta, so I got […]

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A quiet, no-compromises runabout

In 2012, while developing the ideas behind Pure Watercraft, and learning what could be done with electric propulsion and boats, we built an electric runabout, 21’ long, with 280 HP of continuous power. It goes (still running!) up to 48 MPH (continuous), pulls a waterskier, and is quiet enough to allow for normal-volume conversations at […]

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