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Old    JBC (bcoppinger)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-16-2010, 7:22 AM Reply   
Anyone seen this yet?

http://green.autoblog.com/2010/02/16/epic-boats-introduces-all-electric-wakeboard-craft/
Old    Jay (ironj32)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-16-2010, 9:50 AM Reply   
i think it's been brought up a few times on here.
Old    Cody Kauzlarich (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-16-2010, 8:37 PM Reply   
Does anyone have any idea of a ballpark price range on the new 21se?
Old    Nick McDonald (lsukuntryboy)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-16-2010, 9:07 PM Reply   
ive heard 120k or somethin like that.
Old    Kraig Kaiser (kraig)      Join Date: Dec 2002       02-16-2010, 9:38 PM Reply   
It's got a Flux Capacitor! Nice! I need one of those to go back in time, say.....2006? lol!!
Old    Tuneman (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-17-2010, 8:06 AM Reply   
MSRP is $127K
Old    Cody Kauzlarich (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-17-2010, 9:25 AM Reply   
I figured it would be around there since the hybrid was about 120k. Didn't expect them to make it cheaper then since your investment is in the boat and not in gas with each use.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-17-2010, 9:28 AM Reply   
The 23e Hybrid is 149k.
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       02-17-2010, 9:47 AM Reply   
^^Electricity isn't exactly free either...
Old    Steve Murphy (njwaterwarrior)      Join Date: Feb 2003       02-17-2010, 10:01 AM Reply   
Personal opinion, I am not to sure there is enough environmental savings to combat the 150k price tag. People forget that to produce/recycle these batteries, plus the more limited runtime/end of life versus a standard combustion engine is a major minus for this type of technology. It is probably best if people look towards diesel engines to power the new bad ass boats. Mastercraft has the new VW diesel that people should take interest in.
Old    Chris Morsilli (cwaker4)      Join Date: Nov 2005       02-17-2010, 10:32 AM Reply   
I saw the new epic all electric at the epic headquarters in carlsbad the day they were getting it ready for transport to germany for the boat show. its pretty impressive to see all the batteries and watch the electric motor run in person, its rediculously quiet and the power of that thing is awesome. the price is high but that is to be expected with anything that is so new. I was talking to the guys at epic and they were saying that one of the big markets for these boats is in europe where gas is much more expensive and many lakes have restrictions on gas powered boats, some to the point where you need $100k permit to run a gas boat. in comparison maybe the boat will be aseen as more reasonable in that market.
Old    Jeff Baker (innov8)      Join Date: May 2005       02-17-2010, 12:02 PM Reply   
I heard they sold well in Germany at the boat show.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-17-2010, 2:08 PM Reply   
^ I imagine Europe will be a good market with the price of gas... the US, maybe not as much
Old    Cody Kauzlarich (codykauz)      Join Date: Jul 2007       02-17-2010, 3:53 PM Reply   
It usually breaks down to like $5 to charge enough for a cycle. Obviously more if you do it with a generator. So $5 compared to closer to $100 in gas that it usually costs me to operate my boat for 10 hours, I'm going to call it free.
Old    Andrew"Jet"Mitchell (andrewjet)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-19-2010, 9:22 AM Reply   
The FLUX CAPACITOR!! I love that movie..but I thought it was a Delorean?
Old    Travis Q (motogod77)      Join Date: Aug 2008       02-19-2010, 9:54 AM Reply   
Wow $127K Gekko
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-19-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
^ what about the bragging rights....

some guy with an X-star goes, "YEAH DROPPED 80k ON THIS BAD BOY...."

just shoot back with, "120k HERE".... chicks will dig it, HARD.
Old    Mike Klarenbeek (wakecrzy2000)      Join Date: Apr 2004       02-19-2010, 10:23 AM Reply   
yes finally I can go to the lakes that restrict gas motors
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       02-19-2010, 10:46 AM Reply   
^ HAHA never thought of that.
Old    Robot (bobert)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-19-2010, 11:30 AM Reply   
Anybody seen the "Smug" episode of South Park about Prius owners?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UdmYInXplY

I can't wait to see what this episode would be like. haha
Old    Tom (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-19-2010, 2:00 PM Reply   
I saw this boat in person at Dusseldorf. I really like the idea, but I wasn't impressed about the general quality of the 21Se Epic. It really shocked me, because I had high expetations. The 23V looked a lot better.

But cheers to Epic for persuining the idea. I think it is great to have a hybrid or Electric Wakeboard Boat!!
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       02-19-2010, 2:17 PM Reply   
Could you imagine the chaos that would ensue after you drop your epic in a pristine mountain lake surrounded by camp grounds and fisherman, that has a non-gas motor rule?
Crank up the tunes and ride w/full ballast all day?
Would be entertaining to say the least.

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