Electric Boats: Battery powered boats that are charged with a standard electrical outlet, solar panels, towed generators, wind turbines or an alternator. These electric boats can be manufactured from several types of composite materials as well as aluminium.

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Functional Description:

Electric boats are manufactured from various building materials.  Fibreglass with a gel coat finish is the most common.  Other composite building materials for electric boats are kevlar, dynel, carbon fiber, polyethylene and epoxy.  Electric boats can also be manufactured from aluminium (aluminum).

There is a wide variety of electric motor technologies available.  These are field-wound DC motors, permanent magnet DC motors and AC motors or permanent magnet brushless motors.  These electric motors may be inboard or outboard motors.

There are several types of batteries available for electric boats.  These are lead acid batteries, sealed lead acid batteries, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion and fuel cells.  The size of the batteries determines the speed and distance that the electric boat can travel with a full charge.

There are several methods used in charging the batteries in an electric boat.  These are shore power stations, solar panels, towed generators and wind turbines.  If the electric boat is a hybrid with an internal combustion engine as well as an electric motor, its alternator can be used to charge the batteries while this engine is running.  A regulator ensures that the batteries are charged to the maximum charge without over charging.

English Terminology: electric boats, electric boat, battery, batteries, charger, motor, motors, engine, engines, inboard, outboard, aluminium, aluminum, fibreglass, fiberglass, fibre glass, fiber, gel coat, composite materials, kevlar, dynel, carbon fiber, polyethylene, epoxy

French Terminology: bateaux électriques, bateaux électriques, piles, batteries, chargeur, moteur, moteurs, moteur, moteurs, intérieur, extérieur, en aluminium, en aluminium, en fibre de verre, fibre de verre, fibre de verre, fibre, gel coat, les matériaux composites, kevlar, dynel, fibre de carbone, polyéthylène, époxy

German Terminology: Elektro-Boote, Boot mit Elektroantrieb, Akku, Akkus, Ladegerät, Motor, Motoren, Motor, Motoren, Innenbordmotoren, Außenbordmotoren, Aluminium, Aluminium, Fiberglas, Fiberglas, Fiberglas-, Faser-, Gel-Mantel, Verbundwerkstoffe, Kevlar, Dynel, Kohlefaser, Polyethylen-, Epoxy

Spanish Terminology: barcos eléctricos, barco eléctrico, batería, baterías, cargador, motor, motores, motor, motores, interiores, exteriores, aluminio, aluminio, fibra de vidrio, fibra de vidrio, fibra de vidrio, fibra, gel coat, materiales compuestos, dynel kevlar, fibra de carbono, de polietileno, de epoxy