Set sail into the future with the R30 electric boat, the latest craft to join the fleet of eco-friendly vessels. Blue Innovations Group, hailing from Pinellas Park, Florida, is charting a course for December 16th, when they’ll drop anchor on this project in St. Petersburg. The R30 isn’t your typical yacht; it’s a green machine on the water, powered by a hefty 221 kWh battery and a pair of motors that muster a combined 800 hp.
John Vo, the skipper at BIG, is steering this ship with a clear vision. He says, “The R30 will provide the ultimate boating experience for customers with uncompromised safety, performance, style, and value while being environmentally friendly.” That’s the wind in the sails for this electric day cruiser, which is proudly designed and built right in the Sunshine State.
On deck, the R30 is all about smooth sailing. It’s got the space for a dozen crew members, and the amenities? Think top-notch – a kitchenette to cook up a storm, a bathroom with a bidet, and an AC to keep things chill. The stern ocean terrace is the cherry on top, perfect for those lazy sunsets or lively dockside chats.
Navigating the tech seas, the R30 comes with an integrated UI and infotainment system that keeps you connected, whether you’re plotting a course or streaming your favorite tunes. And with solar panels unfurled, you’re harnessing the power of the sun for up to eight hours of cruising time.
Now, there’s been a bit of a delay – deliveries are set for Q3 2024, a tad later than first planned. But good things come to those who wait, right? If you’re itching to get aboard, you can drop a grand for a standard reservation or five times that for a VIP spot in the first fleet of 100.
Sure, the $300,000 price tag means the R30 is playing in the luxury leagues, but it’s also a glimpse over the horizon at what’s possible when you marry high-end yachting with electric tech. It’s a splashy reminder that the tides are turning in the maritime world.
So, as BIG preps for launch day, the R30 is all the buzz among boating buffs and green tech enthusiasts alike. It’s not just a boat; it’s a statement – a sleek, silent promise of clean seas and high-tech horizons. Keep an eye on the horizon; the R30 is about to make quite the wake.