Hungarian development team Narke has created a prototype of what they call the electrojet. The team includes experienced electric boat designers and shipbuilders. According to them, electrojet, again called Narke, is not a jet-ski and not a half-solution transformed from a gasoline model, but a whole new genre in sailing. They are building the world’s first electric personal watercraft (PWC) designed for proper series production.
Their primary goal was to create a completely environmentally friendly product. The product development, clean design and the use of environmentally-conscious raw materials have been driven by the purpose of creating an electric drive since the beginning.
The Electrojet is a 60-hp (45-kW), carbon-bodied electric sit-down jet ski capable of doing 35 mph (55 km/h) in near silence. It uses an in-house single 45-kW electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack of indeterminate size, which the company claims is good for up to 90 minutes of “normal” riding.
According to their website, charging from 0 to 80 percent should take you around 2 hours. Additionally, there is some information that in the final version the electrojet can be equipped with a removable battery. The starkly angular shell is a carbon-reinforced composite design, which allows achieving high strength without gaining weight. However, no specific weight figures are available yet.
The Electrojet is designed for two people, and is equipped with what the team calls it – “New generation customizable smart display”. According to the teaser pictures, it could be a nice digital dash display with what looks like some Bluetooth smartphone integration built in for navigation, weather, and phone features.
Its construction is a Hungarian success story that creates a unique opportunity to experience the great feeling offered by jet-skiing, not just in that country, but also on other large lakes and seas in Europe. The first prototype is currently being tested and will be introduced in the second quarter of 2018 on the ‘Hungarian Sea’.