A growing number of boat owners favour electric propulsion to power their recreational boats, yachts, pontoons and cruisers. Electric motors are quiet, clean, reliable and convenient to run. Electric propulsion makes boating experience very fun and pleasant thanks to the ease of use, absence of engine noise, gas fumes and vibrations, and the bilge stays nice and clean with no oil or grease fouling the timber. Batteries offer the option of recharging with renewable energy (solar and wind) making a boat potentially energy independent. With only few moving parts there is little that can wear out or break down, making electric motors a reliable option and virtually maintenance free.