YOUR MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ANSWERED
What are the common features between the different models?
Duffy’s luxurious interior offers solid wood forward and aft tables, along with a center galley which can accommodate the optional refrigerator! A beautiful forward bar area with wooden door, also included is the starboard side pullout and lockable wine and bottle storage locker and storage drawer! The three step entry on both sides of the boat (except Suncruiser) makes it extremely easy for anyone to get in and out of the boat! The “Duff Eze III” polycarbonate window system is fully UV proof, and keeps you warm and toasty on the coldest of days. The enclosure will also keep any rain or dirt outside the boat, without the need of a full boat cover! Just unplug, untie, and unwind! All Duffy models come with the new Fusion Marine 50 watt per channel stereo. Play music, or take calls wirelessly with Bluetooth, or plug in for a quick charge while you play your favorite songs through the USB port! Other exciting features: the new Lonseal flooring gives the look of a beautiful teak floor, but without the hassle! Easy to clean and soft under foot, it will last forever. Navigation and interior lighting are efficient LED lights, which will last for years! The “Smart Plug” power connector is included on all the Duffy models, and provides fast and efficient charging.
Best of all… Duffy’s Luxury Electric Boats are made in America!!
How long will a Duffy electric boat travel using batteries?
With the single battery pack, smaller Duffy electric boats will go for 3.5 hours, averaging just above 5 mph, for 17.5 miles (assuming calm winds and no current). Our larger Duffy electric boats can go slightly faster. Using the double battery pack you can expect to double the time and distance plus an additional 15%.
How do I charge it back up and how long will it take?
The standard built in charger will need 12 hours to fully charge the single battery pack. It only requires approximately 7 hours to recharge to 75%. The twin battery packs will require double the time to charge.
What is the lifetime of a battery pack or how often do I need new batteries?
The batteries we use as standard equipment have a life of over 800 cycles. Depending on how well you maintain (keep charged and full of water) it can even last up to 1,200 times. The battery’s lifetime also depends on how far down you take the charge on your typical outing or cruise. Discharging to 100% will severely cut your cycles down by more than half. Conversely, if you don’t go below half charge on your normal run time, the batteries will cycle many more times than they are advertised. We have customers tell us they have had batteries last 10 years, but most replace theirs after about 5 or 6 years.
What about thrust and power? What happens if it gets really stormy and windy?
Duffy electric boats are primarily for harbors, bays, rivers and small lakes. Our boats are very capable of handling winds up to 40 mph in protected waters. While not designed for use in heavy seas, the Duffy 22 completed a 100 mile trip in southern California seas around Catalina Island on April 19, 2013 in 25 knot winds.