Riva’s First All-Electric Runabout

Riva's El-Iseo has an all-electric drivetrain and 40-knot speed.

Riva’s El-Iseo from above
Riva’s El-Iseo combines style, innovation and performance without a carbon-emitting, internal-combustion engine. Courtesy Riva

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Riva’s El-Iseo is based on the company’s Iseo runabout but with an all-electric drivetrain that reportedly allows up to 10 hours of quiet running time in economy mode. Notch things up a few clicks, and the El-Iseo’s Parker Hannifin-built GMV310 electric motor can generate 25-knot cruising speeds and 40-knot top speeds. Run time is provided by the boat’s lithium-ion battery banks, while onboard styling comes courtesy of Riva’s DNA.

Whom It’s For: Boaters who want to cruise stylishly at 25 knots and have the ability to tickle 40 knots without emitting carbon dioxide.

Picture This: It’s a nice spring evening in Annapolis, Maryland, so you and your first mate cruise guilt-free up the Severn River. From your El-Iseo, you take in the sprawling view of the U.S. Naval Academy before running over to Cantler’s Riverside Inn for dinner ashore.  

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