Client Background

Boating at Cliveden in collaboration with the National Trust is a venture that offers self-drive luxury boats to explore the serene beauty of the River Thames, nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire. Operating from April to October, these boats, installed and maintained by The Electric Boat Company, are dedicated to creating an unforgettable, eco-friendly, and hassle-free experience for their clientele.

  • Eco-Friendly Operation:

    Balancing the desire for a captivating boating experience with a commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the Cliveden estate.

  • User-Friendly Navigation:

    Ensuring the boats are easy to operate for beginners while remaining robust enough for experienced boaters.

  • Safety and Speed Control:

    Offering easy granular speed adjustment to reduce stress during parking and ensure the safety of clients and boats.

  • Reliability and Resilience:

    Providing dependable boats that can run for long hours without requiring maintenance.

The Approach

To meet these challenges, The Electric Boat Company took the following steps:

  • 100% Electric Boats:

Deployed a fleet of electric boats to minimize emissions, eliminate noise pollution, and protect the local environment.

  • ePropulsion Motors:

Selected ePropulsion Navy Evo 3kW outboard motors for their eco-friendliness, silent operation, reliability, and ease of use.

  • 6-Hour Operational Window:

Ensured the boats can run for a minimum of 6 hours per day with minimal maintenance, catering to the incredibly high demands of the boating season.

  • Overnight Charging:

Implemented a robust charging infrastructure to ensure that boats are ready for use each day.

  • Eco-Friendly Technology:

    The electric, ePropulsion-powered boats reflect the commitment to sustainability, producing zero emissions and maintaining the unspoiled beauty of Cliveden.

  • User-Friendly Design:

    The boats are designed to be user-friendly, catering to both beginners and experienced boaters, ensuring an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

  • Safety and Control:

    The boats' highly adjustable granular speed feature enhances safety during docking and instils confidence in clients.

  • Reliability and Resilience:

    ePropulsion motors offer silent and reliable performance, ensuring a dependable service without disruptions. With zero downtime over the course of a busy season.


Navy Evo 3.0kW

The Navy Series by ePropulsion is the cornerstone of our choice for electric outboard motors for the self-drive fleet of four Corsiva 520 boats at Boating at Cliveden. These motors deliver efficient and eco-friendly power, ideal for our boats navigating the pristine waters of Cliveden along the River Thames. With direct-drive technology, the Navy electric outboard motors offer a tranquil and low-maintenance experience, ensuring reliability throughout our boating operations.

Lead Acid

Battery Bank

The ePropulsion motors were seamlessly paired with affordable and widely accessible lead acid batteries. To ensure optimal performance, The Electric Boat Company configured the battery bank to use a 48V nominal battery with a continuous discharge current rating of at least 62.5A.

Pioneering Sustainable Luxury on the Water

Boating at Cliveden exemplifies how a commitment to eco-friendliness and client convenience can harmoniously coexist. By adopting electric technology and innovative solutions, they've crafted a seamless boating experience that safeguards the local environment while providing an unforgettable experience for their clients. This case study highlights how environmental stewardship can be seamlessly woven into the world of leisure and recreation, setting a new standard for eco-conscious tourism. Boating at Cliveden is a beacon for sustainable practices in the leisure industry, proving that responsible tourism is not only possible but also a rewarding and successful endeavour.