RS Electric Boats moves to larger facilities and expands team
Photo credit: RS Sailing
RS electric boats (Romsey, UK) announces it is moving its assembly line to a larger facility and expanding its team, in response to increased orders for its Pulse 63 electric rigid inflatable boat (RIB).
the Pulse 63 was launched last year and features heavy use of composites, including several components made from recycled carbon fiber (read more about the use of composites in the boat in “All Electric Motor Boats Test the Waters for recycled carbon fiber”).
According to RS Electric Boats, production has now started and more than 50 electric RIBs are expected to be completed in 2022.
To meet demand, RS Electric Boats is moving its production line from its sister company’s workshop at RS Sailing’s Romsey headquarters to MDL’s Hamble Point marina. With both companies experiencing rapid growth, the current facility is at capacity, so the new unit will provide the additional space needed to build the boats at a faster rate, according to the company. The location would also provide quick and easy access to the Solent for sea trials and customer demonstrations.
RS Electric Boats has also expanded its team with the recent appointment of senior project manager Rob Hopper. The company also plans to accept applications soon for new positions in engineering design, production and sales.
“We are very happy to have started production of our Pulse 63 electric semi-rigid and look forward to the establishment of an efficient assembly line in our new workshop. We have been inundated with inquiries about the Pulse 63 from around the world, including shipping organisations, sailing schools, superyacht captains and yachtsmen, and expect to see our first customer transfers happening very soon,” said Jon Partridge, Commercial CEO of RS Electric. Boats. “With the new premises and a larger team, we will have the ability to help even more people go electric and enjoy playing and working on the water in a more environmentally friendly way. .”
With rapid acceleration, fuel-efficient performance and cutting-edge technology on board, the Pulse 63 Electric RIB is designed to enhance water activities while being kind to the planet. Electric propulsion is emission-free with no nasty fumes or risk of oil spillage. It’s also said to be extremely quiet with minimal wake for stealthy operations and a comfortable ride, and built using recycled materials in key areas.