Robert Allan Ltd.

Do you have any thoughts about electric boat?

Last Updated: November 30, 2018By Tags: , , , ,

Canadian company Robert Allan is introducing an electric pilot boat called RAlly 1600-E for short trips. The vessel is made from aluminum and equipped with a fairly decent amount of batteries – 815 kWh, that will be recharged from shore power.

The two electric motors are rated for 500 kW each, so total 1 MW of power, totaly fine for speed of 20 knots.

The new RAlly 1600-E electric pilot boat particulars are:

  • Length overall: 16 m
  • Beam: 5 m
  • Power: 2 x 500 kW (2,800 rpm permanent magnet 750 volt AC electric motors controlled by frequency convertors providing a full range of speed). The motors drive through standard ZF or Twin Disc 3:1 reverse/reduction gears to conventional shafting and 840 mm propellers.
  • Twin small auxiliary generators give “get home” and range extension capability but are normally not running


  • Speed: 20 knots
  • 815 kWh battery (70 modules of Spear SMAR-11N-224)
  • Crew: 2
  • Pilots: 4

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