Oregon-based Edison Marine is now taking orders for its beautiful handbuilt 1940s-style electric mahogany powerboat, with whisper-quiet engines and zero emissions. The 17-ft. Edison Classic Cruiser (above) will be ready for spring delivery at a base price of $100,000 with a single propeller engine and $120,000 for a twin propeller model. Hand crafted from solid African mahogany, the surprisingly lightweight barrel-back craft can reach speeds of up to 30 mph with twin 85-hp electric motors. It can cruise for 8-10 hours at hull speed on one charge of the batteries, which are fully rechargeable using a standard AC/DC 110/220V outlet in just 3-4 hours. Options include a full leather interior and an on board gas generator for remote battery charging.
Gallery: Edison Electric Cruiser