by Jamie Marley in Christchurch, England, United Kingdom

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Building the fastest ELECTRIC jetski, to set a new world speed record. Kickstarting a new drive to promote climate friendly e-mobility

by Jamie Marley in Christchurch, England, United Kingdom

A Passionate  waterman with a love for our enviroment.  

I have spent my life around the water and boats, as well my career around marine electrical systems on all types of watercraft. I'm fortunate to be able to follow  my dreams and personal interests electrifying watercraft.  

Throughout  2017 / 2018 I refitted a 6metre rib with a full electric proplusion system.  

Now I have a new challenge and being someone whom has seen, heard, but never experienced riding a PWC / jetski.  I immediately understand the benefits an electric jet ski will bring for users/owners and spectators, to silence these craft, propell them electrically and in doing so enhance the experience.  

link to old skool noisey and smokey version -

To demonstrate the performance and benefits I intend to ensure the jetski can achieve a speed that is record breaking ( for an electric jetski), set the bench mark and use this demonstration to allow others to follow this route.

Key parts, such as the motor, battery charger and high voltage lithium battery , intially will be sourced from scrapped electric and hybrid vehicles and re-purposed. As well as the test platform, which is a Yamaha waverunner XLT1200. I purchased it with a blown engine. Perfect for what I want it for.

repurposed hybrid car motor

Pictures -  the actual jetski, re-purposed motor from HEV and the battery bank design rendering, made from second life ev batteries.

To add to my challenge I will charge the jetski at my home from a solar array fitted to the roofs of my home. The Jetski's battery will also double as a powerwall for my house, by connecting via cable to an inverter/charger/MPPT.

I hope that all this project will be the basis for demonstrating the possibilities and the benefits to us all and the enviroment. 

I have invested both my time and financies so far, but need your further financial assistance to drive this project forward faster.  Funds raised will go toward purchasing and integration of a  300vdc high voltage motor controller, the initial 12kwh high voltage lithium battery, high voltage mains /  300vdc charger and  roof installed PV solar array system.

Thanks so far for showing interest.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

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Full electric jetski test ride

10 minute electric jetski test ride experience at Mudeford, Dorset. UK. Include your name or business logo as part of the jetski rebranding and external wrapping.

£20 or more

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Hats off to you jamie, here's £'s to help

Your name or business name/ logo to be included as part of the rebranding and external styling of the jetski.

£6,000 or more

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Ride the completed e-jetski into the record book

I am not looking for the fame of having my name, as the rider of the jetski, but you could, when we aim for the world speed record.

£18,000 or more

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The prototype working fully electric jetski

I would consider, if the right offer came to sell the fully operational prototype electric jetski.

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