Vision 32: Electrifying the Waters with a Historic Speed Record

In the realm of high-speed watercraft, a new milestone has been etched into the annals of Lake of the Ozarks Shootout history. The event, celebrated for its thrilling displays of speed and power, witnessed an unprecedented achievement on a sunny morning when Shaun Torrente shattered all expectations. Steering the Vision 32, a 32-foot catamaran powered by twin electric outboard engines, Torrente not only broke but set a new on-water top speed record for electric boats, clocking in at an astonishing 104 mph. This feat, later surpassed by a 109-mph pass, marks a pivotal moment in marine history, heralding the dawn of a new era in electric-powered boating.

The Team Behind the Triumph

The journey to this historic achievement was a collaborative effort between Shaun Torrente Racing (STR) and Vision Marine Technologies Inc., with the latter hailing from Montreal, Canada. The partnership aimed to rig, set up, and test the Hellkats Powerboats-constructed catamaran, showcasing the potential of E-Motion 180E 180-hp, 160-kilowatt electric outboards paired with Octillion Power Systems batteries. Torrente, a two-time F1 H2O world champion, alongside a dedicated team including experts like Pat Weismann, a propulsion wizard, and Dave Dewald, a propeller mastermind, embarked on a relentless six-week preparation journey. Their collective expertise and unwavering dedication culminated in not just meeting but exceeding the ambitious goal of breaching the 100-mph mark on water with an electric boat.

A Tribute to Innovation and Legacy

This groundbreaking achievement serves as a testament to the relentless pursuit of innovation and excellence that defines the Hellkats Powerboats legacy. The Vision 32's record-breaking performance at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is not just a win for the team but a monumental leap forward for the entire marine industry. It challenges the status quo, proving that electric power is not only viable but can surpass traditional expectations of speed and efficiency on the water.

Looking Ahead: The Future of Electric Boating

The success of the Vision 32 is a beacon for the future of electric boating. As we celebrate this remarkable achievement, we also look forward to the possibilities it unlocks. The Hellkats Powerboats team is driven by a vision to innovate and inspire, and this milestone is just the beginning. We are committed to exploring and expanding the frontiers of electric boating, pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and continuing to provide our customers with unparalleled experiences on the water.

The Vision 32's record-setting performance is more than a moment in history; it's a promise of a more sustainable, efficient, and thrilling future in boating. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey, where innovation meets the open water, and where every wave brings us closer to the next breakthrough. As we celebrate this historic achievement, we extend our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in making this dream a reality. From the engineers and technicians to our passionate supporters, this victory belongs to all of us. Together, we are charting a course towards a brighter, faster, and greener future on the water. Stay tuned for what's next from Hellkats Powerboats, where the spirit of innovation sails beyond the horizon.

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