Try hunting for ducks in a swampy locale on a boat and you will find yourself paddling much of the way for fear of making too much of your presence known. But you really don’t have to – if you slap on the new electric drive range of outboard motors from Yamaha to your watercraft.

Yamaha Electric Drive M32 Outboard Motor

Available for both freshwater and saltwater use, Yamaha’s new electric drive line-up is so easy to handle that even kids could operate it. The benefits are obvious. Electric drive is zero emission (obviously) and it is extremely low noise at all times, and the best part about the Yamaha Electric Drive Range for boats? They are super easy to mount and dismount – thanks in part to its lightweight construction and being lightweight

Being lightweight also allows you, for the first time, pull along the motor when you get off the boat. Sure, gasoline-powered equivalent can also be dismounted, but you have any idea how heavy those things are? I imagine many gas-powered motors are currently sleeping with the fishes because of fails when trying to mount and dismount it.

Yamaha Electric Drive M32 Outboard Motor

Having said that, Yamaha today announced that M32, MX18 and MS20 will join the brand’s existing line of Electric Drive models M12, M18, M20 and M26.

Keep reading for their key features.

M32: key features
•    32kg max. thrust
•    One-hand stow
•    Tilt/Extend tiller
•    Digital Maximizer™
•    Push-to-test battery meter
•    Steering tension control
•    Quick-lock cam depth adjuster
•    Power propeller
•    Indestructible composite shaft
•    Cool, quiet power

MX18: key features
•    Digital Maximizer™
•    Push-to-test battery meter
•    Lever lock bracket
•    Telescoping tiller
•    Power propeller
•    Indestructible composite shaft
•    Cool, quiet power

MS20: key features
•    Coated lower units
•    Fully encapsulated electronics
•    Sacrificial anode
•    Digital Maximizer™
•    Push-to-test battery meter
•    Lever-lock bracket
•    Telescoping tiller
•    Power propeller
•    Indestructible composite shaft
•    Cool, quiet power

The MS20 is the one to look out for if you are planning to venture out into salt water bodies. Oh, did we mention that you can go reverse too? Yup. You sure can with Electric Drive. If you are down, you can learn more about the new Yamaha Electric Drive, along with the existing line up, HERE.

All images courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.

Published by Mike chua

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