Finger on the pulse

Design Unlimited and RS Electric Boats have released the details of their latest electric RIB, the Pulse 63.

09 June 2021


UK studio Design Unlimited and RS Sailing subsidiary RS Electric Boats have jointly unveiled the details for their latest electric RIB release, the Pulse 63.

The announcement reflects the next step for RS Electric Boats following the 2020 release of the Pulse 58, the world’s first electric RIB with a fully integrated electric drive, during the Dusseldorf Boat Show.

At 6.3 metres in length with a top speed of 23 knots, the UK-constructed model features a hull constructed of sustainable PET plastic derived from recycled bottles, natural flax fibre and wood, and a hull shape intended to reduce drag and promote acceleration.

Also included is a drive system set flush into the transom, allowing for more onboard space, as well as sidestep access.

Much like its predecessor, the Pulse 63 ensures an emission-free propulsion without sacrificing on propulsion. A truth evident in the 46 kW Hyperdrive battery pack choice, providing up to 400 V of power to the RAD drive, ensuring extended range, manoeuvrability and minimal maintenance.


The batteries of the upcoming model can also be charged to full capacity in eight hours on the dock overnight or within 50 minutes via a three-phase charging point.

“Our involvement with the project came about through our personal connection to RS Sailing – the sister company of RS Electric Boats.

“We’ve owned eight of their sailing yachts over the years and we jumped at the opportunity to be involved with this revolutionary electric RIB,” said Design Unlimited Creative Director Mark Tucker.

“This natural synergy was a special aspect of the working relationship.”

“Drawing on the 25-year experience of RS Sailing and our own 21 years in business, we’re all extremely excited to bring the Pulse 68 to the marketplace.”

The model is currently planned to be available in four variations: Leisure, Commercial, Coaching and Superyacht.

No official release date has been set.



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