“The EP-20 motor is phenomenal. People stop to ask me if it’s a gas motor because it goes so fast!”
I have an 18ft Apex pontoon. 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 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 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. 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, and it has a long running time. We fish, get the grand kids out, 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.