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RS Sailing launch the Pulse58

Published on: 23 January 2020

RS Electric Boats - Pulse58  (2)

British Marine member, RS Sailing, officially launched Pulse58, the first 100% fully integrated electric production RIB at boot Düsseldorf earlier this week. Joint RS CEOs, Alex Newton Southon and Jon Partridge, spoke passionately about the vision for this project and what they had planned for the future.

Alex Newton Southon commented: “We are so proud and excited to have brought the first 100% fully integrated electric production RIB to market, the response at the Show has been overwhelmingly positive. We felt that it was time for change and to challenge habits, from the conversations we’ve been having around the Pulse58 it’s so apparent we’re not the only people that think it’s important.”

During the launch Alex, RS Technical CEO, talked through the innovative technology used for the 100% electronic rib and the hydrodynamic design. From initial design and manufacturing to distribution, the Pulse58 has been packed full of sustainable credentials that compliment its zero emissions propulsion.

This is the start for the sister brand of RS Sailing with a Pulse42 currently in development and talks of a commercial workboat and superyacht tender. It is clear that the electric boat is not just limited to the leisure and coaching market.

Alex went on to thank RAD Propulsion, Hyperdrive, Hypermotive, Jo Richards, Clive Johnson, Raymarine, Marine360 and Tree Aid for all their work in the project.

It was clear that the project meant a lot to the duo, Jon closed by saying: “RS was born 25 years a go with the dream of changing how people race and enjoy small boats, our motivations and dreams haven’t changed. With the Pulse58 we want people to enjoy the water in a completely new way, we want to reduce the amount of pollution in our waters and enjoy our playing field for a lot longer to come”.