Torqeedo, maker of electric marine engines, says its Cruise 4.0 motor and lithium-ion batteries will power Bennington's new Electric Series of pontoon boats.
The company's environmentally sound 9.9 hp equivalent Cruise motor provides the power Bennington's S-Series 20- to 24-foot pontoon boats.
“Our customers have been asking for an electric power offering and Torqeedo motors provides a clean, quiet and powerful solution for our pontoon enthusiasts,” said Todd Meier, Bennington's VP of Sales and Engine Operations. “The Electric Series will bring unrivaled efficiency, access and ease-of-use to our customers.”
“There are thousands of electric-only or horsepower-restricted waters in the United States, and that number steadily rises each year,” said Steve Trkla, President of Torqeedo. “Previously, recreational users had to settle for reaching these waters by canoe or kayak. Because Torqeedo outboards don't pollute the air or water, they are welcome on restricted waters.”