Vision Marine-Powered Catamaran Hits 116 MPH

Innovative electric-powered catamaran establishes new benchmark of 116 mph.
Vision Marine 116 MPH run
Powered by Vison Marine Technologies e-Motion outboards, and with Shaun Torrente at the helm, this 32-foot S2 Powerboats catamaran hit 116 mph at the 2023 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout. Courtesy Vision Marine Technologies

Editor’s Note: While the speed of 116 mph attained is faster than the record, a technical problem occured during the run. That makes the time unofficial, though accurate in our view. Despite the technicality, this accomplishment is laudable.

Vision Marine Technologies Inc., a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, has accomplished an unparalleled feat in collaboration with three-time world boat racing champion Shaun Torrente. With an astounding accomplishment of 116 miles per hour, the dynamic partnership has defied all expectations, revising the records for water speed. This ground-breaking accomplishment exemplifies Vision Marine Technologies’ innovative prowess and unrelenting pursuit of excellence, propelling the watercraft industry into an era of unmatched performance and innovation.

With a resounding boom, Vision Marine has established a resplendent new world record, further solidifying their position as a trailblazer in the electric marine sector. The achievement of 116 mph has established a new benchmark that surpasses previous accomplishments, as it was solely focused on this speed benchmark. This audacious innovation not only redefines the limits of electric boating, but also inspires all who witness it with astonishment and wonder.

“Octillion Power Systems, a premier partner of Vision Marine, offers a glimpse into the innovation driving this revolutionary leap. Paul Beach, from Octillion, states, ‘Octillion is proud to continue its support for the Vision Marine’s team and Shaun Torrente. It is exciting to see our battery systems being deployed in these groundbreaking events. Vision Marine is pushing the limits of battery-powered systems and creating new markets. Octillion is thrilled to be a part of this record-setting event!'”

Ryan Rizor, Americas Head of Sales for Danfoss Editron, the provider of the Electric Motors for the E-Motion™ Electric Powertrain systems, echoes this sentiment: “Our important partnership with Vision Marine is about more than just propulsion. It’s about reimagining performance, sustainability, and pioneering an electrifying future for boating.”

Under the direction of Vision Marine’s CEO, Alex Mongeon, and CTO, Xavier Montagne, this accomplishment marries cutting-edge technology with Shaun Torrente’s unrivaled expertise, ushering in a new era of high-speed watercraft.

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Vision Marine participated in the prestigious Kilo Run event sponsored by the American Power Boat Association (APBA), further establishing their dominance in electric marine racing. As we await the outcome of this event, the world braces itself for the enormous surges Vision Marine’s E-MotionTM Technology will create.

In the 35th edition of The Lake of The Ozarks (LOTO) Shootout, a historic feat of speed occurred against a magnificent backdrop. Vision Marine and Shaun Torrente Racing inscribed their names into the annals of history on the renowned arena for showcasing watercraft prowess. The symbiosis of human skill and technological innovation was admired by spectators, industry leaders, and media representatives equally.

LOTO Shootout attendees were granted access to Vision Marine’s production-ready boats, including the remarkable Four Winns H2e E-MotionTM 180 E model. The attendees acquired firsthand knowledge of the future of boating, which is propelled by electric power, innovation, and unrivaled speed, thanks to the insights of Four Winns representatives.

This accomplishment transcends records; it ushers in an era of sustained, high-speed racing. Vision Marines’ revolutionary achievement will undoubtedly inspire generations of boating enthusiasts, racers, and innovators to embrace the electrifying potential of the water and stretch the boundaries.

Join Vision Marine in celebrating this momentous achievement that forever reshapes marine racing history.

For more information on Vision Marine and their revolutionary E-Motion™ Technology, visit visionmarinetechnologies.

About Shaun Torrente

Shaun Torrente is a highly accomplished Formula One boat racer with an illustrious career spanning over three decades. With three world championships to his name, he is recognized for his exceptional skill and unwavering dedication to the sport.

About The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout stands as the United States’ largest unsanctioned charity boat race, celebrated for its exhilarating displays of speed and watercraft prowess. One of the nation’s premier destinations for boating and recreational enjoyment, the event gathers racing enthusiasts, community supporters, and industry aficionados. As a notable fixture on the boating calendar, the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout not only showcases high-octane races, but also champions philanthropic endeavors, reinforcing its role as a thrilling and purposeful gathering. For more information, please visit

About Vision Marine Technologies, inc.

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc., strives to be a guiding force for change and an ongoing driving factor in fighting the problems associated with waterway pollution by disrupting the traditional boating industry with electric power, in turn directly contributing to zero pollution, zero emission and a noiseless environment. Our flagship outboard powertrain (“E-Motion™”) is the first fully electric purpose-built outboard powertrain system that combines an advanced battery pack, inverter, and high efficiency motor with proprietary union assembly between the transmission and the electric motor design utilizing extensive control software. Our E-Motion™ and related technologies used in this powertrain system are uniquely designed to improve the efficiency of the outboard powertrain and, as a result, enhance both range and performance. Vision Marine continues to design, innovate, manufacture, and sell handcrafted, high performance, environmentally friendly, electric recreational power boats to customers. The design and technology applied to our boats results in far greater enhanced performance in general, higher speeds, and longer range. Simply stated, a smoother ride than a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) motorboat.