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Electric Boats Gain Traction in the UK

May 16, 2023
by E-Boatique

An Insight into Recent Registration Numbers

Electric boats are gaining popularity in the UK and for good reason. With environmental concerns on the rise and the cost of fuel continuing to climb, electric boats are proving to be a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to traditional boats.

Recent data from shows a steady increase in the number of electric boats registered on the Thames over the past few years. There were 527 annual registrations in 2021, whereas in 2022, the number increased to 569. This represents a significant uptick in the number of electric boats being used on the river and reflects the growing trend towards sustainable boating practices.

Looking at all waterways in the UK, the trend is also positive. In 2021/22, there were 633 annual registrations, and in 2022/23, this number increased to 673. This indicates that electric boats are not just popular on the Thames but across the UK as a whole.

The increase in annual registrations suggests that more people are choosing to buy electric boats as their primary mode of water transportation.

PTS 26E electric boat
The PTS 26E by Statement Marine

The benefits of electric boats include lower operating costs, as they require less maintenance and are cheaper to fuel than traditional boats. Additionally, electric boats are much quieter than their gasoline-powered counterparts, making them ideal for use in peaceful settings. Overall, the trend in electric boat registrations is a positive sign for the environment and the boating industry. 

As more people become aware of the benefits of electric boating, we can expect to see further growth in their numbers in the coming years. With the cost of fuel continuing to rise and environmental concerns at the forefront of people's minds, electric boats represent an excellent alternative to traditional boats and are likely to become even more popular in the future.

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