ZinBoats set out to create clean, sustainable electric boat without compromises.
We love water and are committed to protecting the environment for future generations, but we also love to go fast! We believe that the future to all electric mobility, is to be better than the gas equivalent. Over the course of two years we dedicated our work to creating the first electric, all carbon fiber, high-performance boat. The Z2R, first in line of boats we will build, debuted at Miami Boat Show in February 2020.
Boat building is a very traditional industry. In process of creating Z2R we broke a lot of so called "norms" and rely instead on science and design to guide the process. Our boat is a result of thousands of hours of design, testing and craftsmanship.
Electric boats and high performance go hand in hand. Instant torque of electric motors delivers amazing acceleration and the silent motor allows for a quiet conversation at full speed. By designing the boat, around the small and efficient propulsion system and BMW i3 battery, we achieved top speeds over 40mph, with range of 80-100 miles on a single charge. This is mainly due to unique design and high-end construction methods used.
We combined elements of traditional craftsmanship with cutting edge materials and construction techniques. The simple monolithic design allows us to take a full advantage of the all carbon fiber construction. Proportions were crucial in achieving both the appearance and the performance. The running surface of the boat was the starting point, with all other elements, like the vertical bow, being directly driven by the functional requirements.
Using recycled veneers, we created modern wood look and comfort, while keeping the weight to minimum. All details and features (like the running lights) are built as the part of the boat, not bolted on afterwards, creating very simple, clean and function driven design.
Unique motor and battery layout allow the cockpit to be spacious and comfortable. Every detail of the boat is geared towards comfort, speed and simplicity, from the lightweight hardware, to fast recharge and zero maintenance.
At $6 per full charge the boat delivers - noiselessly - fantastic performance at the fraction of the gas boats cost. Because the boat has built in charger every marina and private dock becomes a charging station.
We truly believe that this is the future of boating and plan to design and build even faster and larger electric boats in the future.
Go green, go fast – save the planet.
Zin Boats is a Seattle based company, the boat was designed and build locally in Washington State.