June 9, 2020

Electric Picnic BoatThe Templar Marine Group Ltd. is excited to announce the launch of its budget series plugin electric boats. The Picnic 20-foot electric series is designed for the North American pleasure craft market and is available to order today on the company’s website. Starting at just CAD $49,900, customers can customize their order to create their own unique boats.  The Picnic series comes one year after the company launched its flagship Cruiser 26 model as well as the Water Taxi 26 which are hand built in Kelowna, BC. Click here for video of the Picnic 20 in action. 

The Templar Picnic 20 is the only electric boat available and built in Western Canada and has been designed specifically for those boaters looking for zero carbon emitting options. Now is the time to focus on innovations and alternatives to fossil fuel burning vehicles and boats.  Recent EPA findings showed a single 80hp outboard motor (new high efficiency four stroke) produced the same CO2 emissions as 350 fossil fuel burning cars traveling at highway speeds! The impact consumers can have on our environment by choosing electric powered vessels is enormous and Templar Marine is on the forefront of this by providing a much needed environmentally friendly option. 

As the little sister to the Cruiser 26, the Picnic 20 shares a similar wrap around seating configuration that seats 10 adults, is 100% electric, eco-friendly, quiet, and maintenance free for year round boating (no winterizing necessary), and only requires an overnight recharge from a standard 110v 15amp outlet.

At 20 feet overall length, a 7 foot beam (width) and without the need for a large engine bay, makes for a unique boating experience with a 6 hour continuous cruising range at 5 knots (9 kmph), it is perfect for a day of silent cruising with wine and cheese, friends and family.  With optional features including forward cabin toilet, central heating, refrigerator, or fully enclosed cabin, the Picnic 20 is the perfect answer for a comfortable stress free, zero fuel day on the water.  “We are extremely excited to release an environmentally friendly product at a very reasonable price point for families who will be focusing on local staycations and curbing expenses like $150 per day on fuel for gas boats.  We wanted to provide a low cost option to get out with the family and enjoy hot summer days on the water, which we have done with the Picnic 20 line of e-boats” says Mark Fry, Templar Marine Groups Founder and CEO. 

About Templar Marine Group

The Templar Marine Group Ltd. is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and manufactures the popular Cruiser 26 and recently released Picnic 20 line of plugin electric boats.  Templar is on a mission to eliminate our carbon footprint on global waterways and provide affordable, year-round, eco-friendly, low maintenance electric boating to the general public, for personal use and for small commercial use such as water taxis, eco lodges and sightseeing tours.  https://templarmarine.com/

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