Duffy Electric Boats Launches Redesigned Packet II With Advanced Electronics and Technology

02.10.2011

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 09, 2011—Duffy Electric Boats, America’s largest electric boat builder, today launched the new and improved Duffy 18 foot Packet II for homeowners living on protected harbors and lakes.

Completely redesigned from the keel up, the Duffy 18 Packet II electric boat features a hand-laminated fiberglass hull and deck, UV inhibitor gel coat, vinylester resin, stainless steel hardware and only the highest quality marine components available. The steering console and motor has been relocated increasing the size of the interior by almost thirty percent and allowing built in steps on both sides.  Seating has been rearranged to allow for an optional AC/DC refrigerator forward and even an aft table. Included is the company’s exclusive Patented Power Rudder drive system offering incredible maneuverability, whisper quiet operation and is vibration free. Setting Duffy boats apart from all others is their patented new Mark II Duff-Eze window enclosure that provides 30 percent more visibility and easier operation.

“What we’ve accomplished with the 18 Packet II electric boat is to take a beautiful, timeless design and modernize it,” explained Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, company founder. “It’s wider for better stability, with a longer water line for increased speed and efficiency. Plus we’ve included all the features and benefits of the larger Duffy boats at a wonderful price point to give owners tremendous value for the size.”

The Duffy 18 Packet II electric boat comfortably seats eight adults. Its electric batteries last 3.5 hours at top speed (5.1 mph) and 7.5 hours at cruising speed.  The optional battery bank doubles duration times. Batteries charge overnight for less than $1.00.

Accessories include iPod® docking station, Jensen single disc CD sound system with four deluxe waterproof marine speakers, plush marine carpet, custom stainless steel welded surrey frame with Sunbrella canvas top, three inch thick bottom seat cushions with two inch backrest cushions, running lights, dimmable interior lights, auto bilge pump, built in “SmartCharger”, fuel gauge, and more. The complete boat price is $29,995.

About the Duffy Electric Boat Company

Duffy Electric Boats, America’s largest electric boat manufacturer, has been in business since 1970. The company currently produces over eight different electric boat models. Each Duffy model is constructed from the highest quality materials in a company-owned factory located on over six acres in Adelanto, California. Duffy electric boats are emissions-free and low-maintenance.. For more information, call or visit http://www.duffyboats.com.