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Cutting-edge Electric Boat Brings Future Technology Closer to Quieting Combustion Engines

June 30, 2010

Pearson Composite’s new Alerion Express 33 runs silently even under power - by EastBayRI.com

A new boat engine constructed by Warren’s Pearson Composites uses a Master volt Lithium-Ion electric saildrive system to navigate the waterways without the use of gasoline.

The motor of the Alerion Express 33 can travel for 15 to 20 miles on a single battery charge, depending on the vessel’s speed, crew numbers, wind and weather, EastBayRI.com reports. Additional battery packs can be added to extend the boat’s range.

Boaters who have tested the vessel reported that the quiet operation and smooth navigation were the most surprising attributes of the Alerion Express.

“I didn’t realize we were under power until I noticed our wake and saw moored boats passing us,” wrote one review, according to the news source. “It took time to adjust my behavior, throttling back when underway.”

Barr Marine Exhaust System Parts

Despite this recent design breakthrough, the vast majority of boats still operate on either diesel or gasoline fuel, and require replacement mechanical parts to maintain proper function.

Internal combustion marine engines contain a marinized exhaust manifold that dispenses exhaust from its cylinders. High velocity exhaust, long-term use and harsh environmental conditions can threaten the life of this part. Barr manufactures replacement manifolds that can be substituted for corroded, failing manifolds.

Even if you don’t own a cutting-edge electric powered boat, you can make you own boat engine operate efficiently and offer a long service life with quality replacement marine parts.

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