Please select your home edition
Edition
RS Sailing 2019 - Leaderboard

RS Electric launch the Pulse58 full electric RIB at Boot Düsseldorf

by RS Electric 20 Jan 09:00 GMT 18 January 2020
RS Electric launch the Pulse58 full electric RIB at Boot Düsseldorf © RS Electric

Pulse58 officially launched at boot Dusseldorf yesterday, 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.

"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 its so apparent we're not the only people that think it's important," said Alex Newton Southon.

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, manufacturing and distribution the Pulse58 has been packed full of sustainable credentials that compliment its zero emissions propulsion.

It was clear that this is only the start for the sister brand of RS Sailing, with a Pulse42 currently in development and talk of a commercial workboat and superyacht tenders, it is clear that the electric 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 went on to close 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."

Alongside the launch, www.rselectricboats.com has gone live where you can find further information about the Pulse58, the technology behind it and ways to get in touch.

The Pulse58 has been the product of two years of development but this is just the beginning. It's a game-changer that we believe the industry is ready for and excited about.

Related Articles

RS Sailing Newsletter
Still open and ready to make a splash on the day you get back on the water! The last few weeks have been unprecedented for RS Sailing. We wanted to let you know that we are still open and we're ready to make a splash on your day if you are pining to get back out on the water! Posted on 2 Apr
Isolation activities for young RS sailors
Sailing fun shouldn't be limited to the water! Have you got a tribe of excitable sailors at home looking for something to do? The team at RS Sailing have put together some activities for your sailors to play with whilst you try to grab a moment's peace. Posted on 25 Mar
RS Sailing's latest UK news and events in 2020
That's a wrap for the RYA Dinghy Show It was amazing seeing you all - thanks to everyone who headed to the RS stand for a chat, your enthusiasm for the season ahead was awesome and we are now buzzing with excitement to build the boats you have requested and deliver the events we've planned. Posted on 3 Mar
Pulse58 at the RYA Dinghy Show
A new design RIB with a ground-breaking, full integral electric drive Following a successful debut at Boot Düsseldorf, RS Sailing's sister company RS Electric Boats are proud to announce the Pulse58 will be on display at the 2020 RYA Dinghy Show. Posted on 14 Feb
RS Sailing's latest UK news and offers
January was a memorable month From the RS Aero World Championship in Black Rock, Australia, to launching RS Electric Boats with the Pulse58 Electric RIB in Boot Dusseldorf, January 2020 was definitely a memorable month. Posted on 5 Feb
Pulse58 from RS Electric Boats
See our video tour of the RIB at boot Dusseldorf Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com gives an overview of the Pulse58 - the first 100% electric RIB from RS Electric Boats, the sister company of RS Sailing. Posted on 21 Jan
RS Electric Boats unveils Pulse58
The first ever production RIB with a fully integral electric drive Unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf, the Pulse58 is the product of two years of development and is ground-breaking as the first ever production RIB with a fully integral electric drive. Posted on 14 Jan
RS announce the Pulse58 debut at boot Dusseldorf
Industry disrupting start to a new genre of motorboat Culminating 2 years of development, RS is proud to announce the Boot Düsseldorf debut of an industry disrupting start to a new genre of motorboat. Pulse58 is a brand new, entirely bespoke design RIB, with ground-breaking, full integral electric drive. Posted on 10 Jan
RS Sailing win The Green Blue Environmental Award
Joint winners at the 2019 Southampton Boat Show RS Sailing are proud to be jointly awarded British Marine's Environmental Award for their sustainability efforts alongside Spirit Yachts at the Southampton International Boat Show 2019. Posted on 22 Sep 2019