I have an 18ft Apex pontoon, and when I got my boat I knew I wanted to get an electric motor so that I could use it on Strawberry Lake in Michigan, where I boat, and which doesn’t allow gas engines. I looked around and researched a few engines, and I decided that I liked the Elco the best—I like that the company is in America, and that the company has been around for a long time. And honestly, the EP-20 motor that I got is phenomenal. People stop me to ask me if it’s a gas motor because it goes so fast! When I first start cruising with it I had to show the lake manager that it was electric because he didn’t believe me.
I am very pleased with the motor. I’m from Europe and I like quality, and even though Torqeedo is a European company I decided to go American. This is my first season with this boat, and with electric propulsion, and I’m so happy. The motor has no problem pushing or pulling the boat, it has a long running time, and we fish, get the grandkids out and pull them on tubes and they have a ball. I’m more of a naturalist and it works for me—the quiet, the performance, all of it.