116 mph run makes the VisionS2 the fastest electric boat in the world

The Vision S2

Sept 12, 2023

By Jeff Butler

 Just back from Lake of the Ozarks where two weekends ago Montreal’s Vision Marine complete two runs and set a new world speed record for electric boats. The first run achieved 111mph breaking Vision’s previous record of 106. The second set a new record of 116!

The Vision S2

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US and caters to many classes. Vision’s S2 turned a lot of heads and achieved amazing speed.

Inside The Vision S2

Next issue, we will take a look at the technology and people behind this sensational accomplishment

Jeff Butler is based in Toronto and is the Editor/Publisher of plugboats.com, the international website covering everything electric boats and boating. He is also President of the Electric Boat Association of Canada and is busy preparing to bring electric motor boat racing and exhibitions to Toronto Harbour in 2023 for the first Toronto Solar Boat Races.

Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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