For crafts up to 10 metres long

delivers up to 32hp peak power output

as little as 72db noise generated

Electric propulsion for the marine industry

we prove that electric is a viable alternative to the MARINE internal combustion engine

OUR PRODUCTS

Our ready-to-install kit was developed while producing our first prototype Lightning Craft. During that process, we solved the many compatibility issues for you by developing our own throttle and finding perfectly matched charger and battery solutions. We have also integrated an accurate battery monitor so you can sail with confidence always knowing how much time you have left on the water.

Our kit provides a complete bolt-in system ready for self-install into your vessel. We have carefully chosen, tested, and check each component to ensure performance and reliability.
Every vessel is unique, so we chose not to include a one-size-fits-all battery, charger, and cable package in our kit. Instead, we can recommend, supply, and install all the necessary components to ensure your craft gets the custom conversion it deserves.
 

For dayboats and smaller yacht diesel inboards

• 5Kw (7HP) continuous power output
• 14Kw (19HP) Peak power output
• Torque Peak
• 2.4:1 or 2.7:1 Gear ratios available
• Motor unit weight: 27Kg
• Noise (running at 2,500 RPM in basic plywood box): 72dB

£2,990 + vat

For medium sized yacht diesel inboards

• 10Kw (14HP) continuous power output
• 24Kw (32HP) Peak power output
• Torque Peak
• 2.4:1 or 2.7:1 Gear ratios available
• Motor unit weight: 30Kg
• Noise (running at 2,500 RPM in basic plywood box): 72dB

£3,290 + vat

100% ELECTRIC

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ABOUT US

Growing up on the East Coast of England in a sailing family, boats and everything on the water came naturally to me. From traditional sailing, dinghy racing and the endless fascination of moving water. Its no surprise that my path lead me here.

With our products and expertise, making the change to electric has never been more available.

UK BASED

We are a UK based company setting out to integrate electric drive systems into the marine industry. Our aim is to prove that electric is a viable alternative to the internal combustion engine. In proving this we can offer you a complete electric drive unit ready to replace your existing engine.

TAILORED

In addition to the supply of components we also offer an expert fitting service tailored to your specification and craft. Please contact josh@lightningcraft.co.uk or call on 01394 783020 to discuss our fitting service further.

DEVELOPMENT

Working closely with the team at VoltSport, in 2020 we launched the Marine Drive product range. These products have been developed and tested, proving their reliability and capabilities. In many aspects our propulsion systems match or exceed the performance of diesel alternatives.

COMPLETE

For the full range of products we offer, from motor drive units and battery cable, to shaft couplings and stainless fastenings we have everything you need to electrify your boat. We currently offer 5KW and 10KW kits, suitable for a range of crafts.

OUR MISSION

We have proven that electric can match and surpass diesel in performance and reliability. Now, we are focused on making electric propulsion available to people looking to make the change and go electric.

OUR VALUES

INNOVATIVE

Electric marine propulsion isn't new. But making it accessible and affordable for the masses is.

We are passionate about what we do and are committed to taking advantage of the latest technologies.

SUSTAINABLE

Our pledge to be an environmentally sustainable business is core to our venture.

From the products we supply to the day-to-day running of Lightning Craft, we strive to embed sustainable practices whenver possible.

PERSONAL

Every vessel is unique. Every customer is unique. We treat each project as it's own matter, not off-the-shelf.

We will be with you every step of the way to ensure that the final product fulfils the set goals.

Make the change.

Go electric.

HOW IS ELECTRIC SUPERIOR TO DIESEL

HIGH EFFICIENCY

93% MORE EFFICIENT

Electric motors, on average, are nearly twice as efficient as equivalent diesel powered varieties. More stored energy used for the purpose it was stored for.

REDUCED RUNNING COST

HALF AS COSTLY

An electric motor has magnitudes less moving parts than a diesel setup. Better efficiency equals more energy going to the right place. Electricity is easier to distribute than fuel. You can expect running costs to be cut in half at least.

IMPROVED RELIABILITY

LESS IS MORE

Minimal servicing required and in long intervals. With 3 moving parts there is little to wear and require servicing, this allows us to confidently say that with correct fitting procedure and routine checks there is no major servicing required, for many years.

ULTRA QUIET

RELAXING CALM

Electric motors produce magnitudes less noise than a diesel engine. Enjoy a calm ride out to sea accompanied by only the noise of the water and wind. Minimal sound and vibration through he boat. Our motor units are far quieter than diesel or petrol equivalent. Small diesel engine: 100+dB. Electric drive unit: 72dB

QUICKER RESPONSE

INSTANT

Electric motors offer high power and torque from low RPM. In a real world example when manoeuvring a vessel might require high bursts form the propeller, an electric motor can deliver these bursts faster and with more torque than an engine and therefore allowing a more responsive and positive feel form the propulsion system.

EASY CHARGE

PLUG AND GO

After mooring simply plug in and charging will start. Filling up the diesel cannister will be a thing of the past.

ZERO EMISSIONS

ZERO

Zero emissions when running compared to a diesel or petrol engine

RE-GEN

CHARGE AS YOU SAIL

The ability to generate electricity when sailing.

RENEWABLE POWER GENERATION

RESOURCES AROUND YOU

If you are low on charge in the battery bank, and are miles from a marina or mains connection, you can make the power you need through solar, wind and hydro generation. These renewable sources of power are far easier than trying to refine crude oil into diesel and fill your tank up.

MUCH LIGHTER

SMALLER

Compact and lighter. The drive unit is not only smaller but considerably lighter than equivalent engine. Our 5KW unit coming in at 27KG making it ultimately more manageable when installing and maintaining.

TOTALLY ODOURLESS

FRESH AIR

No smell, we all know that strong diesel whiff of an engine compartment and bilge...well let it be a thing of the past!

NO CIRCULATING WATER

LESS INGRESS CHANCE

No circulating water so less skin fittings needed and less chance of water ingress.