RAD has partnered with Finnish based Valkama, fitting its RAD 40 drives to the boatbuilder’s electric hydrodynamic boats.
There are plans several models within Valkama’s 5m range including the Picnic cruiser.
The craft is a hydrodynamic boat offering high-speed, long-range electric boating.
With electricity onboard it is equipped with yacht-like features such as a refrigerator, ceramic grill and sound system.
The craft is compact and designed so that the motor doesn’t intrude onto the vessel’s deck space. The outboard remains behind the transom when tilted up.
The motor offers drive-by-wire controls and 180 degrees of steering, with minimal maintenance required and no requirement for external steering gear and connections.
“We have chosen to partner with Valkama not just because of their excellent boat range, but also because we have a very similar sustainable ethos,” said Vicky Farrow, RAD’s sales manager. “All Valkama’s electric boats are made of long-lasting aluminium and components that allow for easy refit and eventually are 100% recyclable at the end of their long lifetime. All electric boats produce no emissions. This combined with our RAD 40 drive equals guaranteed sustainable boating.”
Antti Siiskonen, sales director for Valkama added: “Working with likeminded companies such as RAD makes a real difference for us as boat builders.
“The team listens to our requirements and do what they can to make it work for both of us. It’s very refreshing to have a forwarding thinking partner, especially in this ever-changing sector of the market.”