Cruising noiselessly across a calm lake used to be the lone purview of sailing boats, but the wind can be fickle and learning to sail can be annoying for those like me with short attention spans. That’s the beauty of powerboats, but the ugly side of those is the massive amounts of fuel they consume. “There has to be a better way,” I hear you say — and there is . Meet the RAND Leisure 28 electric powerboat. Images courtesy of RAND Boats Based in Copenhagen, RAND Boats invests heavily in research and development in order to, “create the best experiences at sea.” And part of that experience is the ability to enjoy the freedom and fun of boating without any of the guilt associated with operating a conventional, ICE-powered motorboat. To that end, the RAND Leisure 28 features a sleek, Scandinavian design aesthetic and a sleek, high-performance hull made primarily out of recycled plastic. More significantly, the boat has been fitted with a fully electric propulsion system that gives the boat a top speed of 40 knots and a maximum cruising range of 140 nautical miles (which, admittedly, I had to look up ). The RAND boats are […]

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