„Purchased this electric outboard as emergency engine for a 8.5m sailboat. The thrust was a positive surprise, it is sufficiently powerful for harbour manoeuvres. The range was what I expected. It is also easy to operate. The propeller is good but brittlefragile, even in careful use we noticed minor damage to the tops. Another minus point is that charging is slow even when plenty of amps are available.“
„I purchased the epropulsion SPIRIT 1.0 EVO S Electric Outboard Motortiller long shaft to replace my 40-year-old 5HP two-stroke Evinrude for my FIRST CLASS 8 (BENETEAU) LOA7.75 m, Beam 2.49 m Displacement 1,406 kg httpssailboatdata.comsailboatfirst-class-8-beneteau
For years I could not justify the price of an electric engine. Electric engines are twice the amount of a new four-stroke gas engine (I was looking at the torqeedo). Surprisingly, the Evinrude still works (two pull starts), but I wouldn't say I liked the amount of white smoke fuel and oil dumped into our lake and killing our environment. So, I made the big jump to buy an electric outboard.
The one thing that got my attention about the SPIRIT 1.0 EVO S Electric Outboard Motor is that the engine could recharge the battery from my sail power, pulling the boat through the water and rotating the props on the outboard. Also, I could charge the battery with a solar panel. Theoretically, I would never have to plug in the battery again. This is a game-changer.
I have been thrilled with the epropulsion SPIRIT 1.0 EVO S Electric Outboard Motortiller long shaft. I have sailed several days without bringing the battery back to charge at home. With a wind of 8.7 kts. I was generating 10-11W of energy for the engine with the help of the Direct-Drive Hydrogeneration. This is truly amazing! I recommend buying this engine for every sailer with a boat under 8M. Also, the team at SVB has been amazing.“