Vision Marine did choose a futuristic, extremely exotic, and aerodynamically optimized racing shell to set their record.
The internal engineering team at Vision Marine and Shaun Torrente of Shaun Torrente Racing (“STR”), who was also in charge of rigging, putting up, and testing the V32 in Florida for several months, worked together to create the V32 from scratch.
Together with Octillion Power Systems, which also served as the race’s sponsor, Vision Marine created a specially shaped battery pack to power this behemoth. The monitoring systems on board were enhanced by Nextfour Solutions, while the outdrives were designed by Pat Weissman of Weissman Marine.
As anticipated, on August 28, 2022, over 100,000 spectators watched Shaun Torrente, a five-time UIM champion and current F1 H20 World champion, sail the V32 at the most crucial performance boat competition in the United States at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. On Jaguar’s lightweight Vector V20E, he achieved a new world record speed of 109 MPH, breaking the previous mark of 88.6 mph (144 kph).
Vision Marine CEO and co-founder Alex Mongeon said, “I am grateful for this accomplishment. I feel blessed to have worked with world-class personnel such as Shaun Torrente, Pat Weissman, and Dave Dewald.” He continued, “This 109 MPH (175 kph) record is groundbreaking, to say the least, and will surely put Vision Marine and its E-Motion™ technology in the boating world hall of fame. We are here today to instill a new legacy by proving once again that a transition to electric power in the marine industry is at arm’s reach. We are this much closer to eliminating the colossal carbon footprint our planet is experiencing due to continued usage of ICE engines.”