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    Default Electric boats

    Here inGalicia a small company is marketing a glorified pedalo which carries 4 people and has 6 hours autonomy and uses electricity.......apparently this means you donít need any qualifications and it will be marketed as a fun thing for tourists.......without life jackets by the looks of the publicity.Xouba whichis Galician for sardine! Is the company.Why being electric means you donít need some form of permission to use it as the Spanish are usual required to do is mystery!

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    Default Re: Electric boats

    Quote Originally Posted by Wansworth View Post
    Here inGalicia a small company is marketing a glorified pedalo which carries 4 people and has 6 hours autonomy and uses electricity.......apparently this means you donít need any qualifications and it will be marketed as a fun thing for tourists.......without life jackets by the looks of the publicity.Xouba whichis Galician for sardine! Is the company.Why being electric means you donít need some form of permission to use it as the Spanish are usual required to do is mystery!
    It's Xouva, not Xouba! Interesting concept for tourism-related rental business. Uses a Torqeedo outboard. Wheelchair accessible too - what could possibly go wrong?

    http://xouvaboats.com/

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    Default Re: Electric boats

    Sorry......not a small Sardine!

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    Default Re: Electric boats

    Is there a Spanish power limit on an outboard for needing a certificate?

    In the UK no certificate needed either...

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    Default Re: Electric boats

    Waiting for someone to drop a Tesla car powertrain into a boat, and stick a propeller on the end of it.....

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    Default Re: Electric boats

    Something like this, from Kefalonia.
    argostoli-activities.jpg

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    Default Re: Electric boats

    Tesla, did you say?


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    Default Re: Electric boats

    This one seems to get good tourist business, it's out and about most days in the season - http://lands.pt/tour/eco-friendly-solar-boat-tour/

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    Default Re: Electric boats

    On our local bit of the Charente. There is an outfit that has a cafť and boat rental. Several electric along with 4T outboards, with rotomoulded canoes. They seem to do quite well
    In France, if you rent, they do not require the normal licence. i.e. over 6hp , under that, no requirements .
    Sailing boats do not need a licence to drive, regardless of the power, as long as sail is the primery drive.

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