This New Electric Boat Can Be Recycled

The Vision Phantom Is Light, Eco-Friendly and Unsinkable

Image: Vision Marine Technologies

Don't forget to sort your recycling. 

Aluminum and glass go in one pile.

Paper products go in another.

And 17-foot electric boats... you can just put those right over here.

That's thanks to Vision Marine Technologies. Its new model, dubbed the Phantom, is the world's first recyclable boat.

The Phantom made its debut at the recent Miami Boat Show. It's made from extra-tough rotomolded polyethylene plastic that's virtually unsinkable, so you won't need to recycle it any time soon. But once the boat's life cycle comes to an end, it's good to know that you can. 

Better yet, the company says it can be recyclable up to nine times. So your boat can become another boat. It's the circle of life.

The hull measures just shy of 17 feet, weighs 800 pounds and can accommodate 10 passengers. You can purchase the hull only, or get the fully electric boat with a 50-horsepower motor and an optional range extender that can keep you on the water for up to 10 hours.

A durable plastic boat isn't exactly flashy, especially not compared to other vessels making waves in Miami. But the Phantom is an affordable, feel-good product that will last generations. And it's available in a variety of colors.

So you can get a boat to match your captain's hat.

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