U.S. Battery Manufacturing provides the battery power for the Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s shore boat in Southern California. The shore boat was recently retrofitted to run on electric power, and uses 16 U.S. Battery US-L16HCXC2 deep-cycle batteries to power the 90 horsepower Duffy electric engine. According to Pat Werner, vice commodore of the Newport Harbor YC, the engine cost $10,000, but estimates that the electric system will be able to pay for itself within five years and save the yacht club an estimated $5,000 annually in fuel costs.
U.S. Battery’s US-L16HCXC2 deep-cycle batteries were used because they feature exclusive XC2™ formulation and Diamond Plate Technology® that create the industry’s most efficient battery design. This allows U.S. Battery products to deliver the highest initial capacity and highest rated capacity through the life of the battery. This plate technology also allows U.S. Battery’s products to reach peak capacity in fewer cycles, provide higher total energy delivery, and extend service life. This level of battery performance allows the Newport Harbor YC to achieve better pulling power, zero emissions, and with proper maintenance, a service life expectancy of 10 years or more. ’’The U.S. Battery products are outstanding,” says Anthony Palacios, Newport Harbor YC dock master. “Because the batteries hold a consistent charge and require very minimal maintenance, especially with the addition of a single point watering system, it makes the care of the batteries so much more efficient. In addition, the motor runs smooth and without lack of power. U.S. Battery always stands by their product and the customer service is always a pleasure to deal with.”
The 52 year old shore boat serves as a reliable water taxi service that takes up to 20 passengers to their vessels in the mooring fields in Newport Harbor in Southern California. The yacht club hopes that this type of conversion catches on and begins a trend towards zero emissions vehicles in harbors across the country to provide reliable service that is economical and efficient. U.S. battery products are manufactured in the U.S.A. and distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.