The ElectraCraft Story

storyAs the world’s leading manufacturer of electric power boats, ElectraCraft has been designing and building high durability, low maintenance, environmentally-friendly electric leisure boats since 1975. Well suited to both freshwater lakes and rivers and saltwater harbors, ElectraCraft’s quality electric power boats offer the perfect combination of high-end design, environmental responsibility, performance, and easy handling, all backed by lifetime limited warranties that are the best in the industry.

Today’s electric boats have a great future in this more ecologically aware era as sustainable, green alternative.  Electric propulsion systems are smooth, quiet, reliable, and comparatively safe. A recent report from the EPA says that outboard motors emit nearly 70 times the pollution as a typical family car. Today, alarming levels of marine and freshwater pollution from a variety of sources are leading more lakes and waterways to outlaw gasoline and diesel boats. Electric boats make more and more sense and also cost significantly less to operate relative to a gas or diesel powered boat!

Offering the greatest value to our customers, ElectraCraft sells electric power boats nationwide. ElectraCraft’s factory trained personnel are friendly and extremely knowledgeable on the features of each electric boat model, and are here to help you select the watercraft that best suits your lifestyle. ElectraCraft’s ongoing commitment to customer service is the reason why ElectraCraft has the highest percentage of repeat customers in the industry. We are all committed to maintaining the highest level of customer confidence this represents.

If you have built a lifestyle that centers on a harbor or lake, we’ll help you enjoy it to its fullest. We believe living on or near the water is enhanced when shared with family and friends. With an ElectraCraft boat, your lake or ocean bay becomes an extension of your home. It’s where some of the most memorable moments can happen. We’ve thought of every amenity, comfort and storage solution. Our emphasis on performance engineering ensures ease of handling and reliability. Please contact us to learn more about our new boat models as well as our current list of Certified Pre-Owned models.

Our History
The development of Westlake Lake in Southern California over 30 years ago created an electric boat market for a local company, ElectraCraft, who has since grown to become one of the largest electric boat manufacturers in the world today.

Frank Butler formed the first concept and design in the early 1970’s. The purchase of his home on Westlake Lake prompted the production of a 15′ boat equipped with 4 large batteries and a 1.5hp DC motor. This electric boat was named the “Runaboat”.

Skip at ElectraCraftIn 1975, Skip came on board at Catalina Yachts and within a few years expanded the concept of battery powered boating, and established the ElectraCraft line of electric powered  boats. At it’s onset producing three models, presently boasting a variety of 8 different styles including a twin drive 21’ catamaran, the ElectraCraft 210CS.

ElectraCraft has branched out from it’s initial Southern California marketplace to include 32 other states. You will also find ElectraCraft cruising protected waterways in England, Holland, Sweden, Japan, Canada, Cayman Islands and China.

As we all are well aware, electric boats are a great way to spend quality time with friends and family, while enjoying a quiet, smooth ride. ElectraCraft boats offer many creature comforts such as sound systems, heaters, window enclosures and refrigerators, to name a few, allowing for full service and entertainment while cruising the water.