Little Falls, Minn (October 21, 2014) – Larson Boat Group's (LBG) first electric Larson Escape 25 TTT (tapered tube technology) pontoon was shipped to our customer in China. This is the first boat of a multiple unit order to serve duty as a ferry boat in an area south of Shanghai.
"This special project Larson Escape is a great example of how we work with our dealer partners to support their customer's needs, requests and requirements to serve their respective markets," said LBG President and CEO, Rob Parmentier.
Ron Sahr, LBG Director of Engineering said, "The Larson Escape TTT platform is the perfect vehicle to support the parameters and design requirements we had to deliver." Sahr went on to say, "The Escape's TTT engineered pontoon sponson design aids in structural support in transporting up to 9 passengers plus the captain. And for added support in carrying this load at low speeds, the 30" wide top cap span to create a solid deck mounting surface resulting in eliminating the need for secondary bracing and almost eliminates any racking."
"LBG already has a strong green initiative and program through our VEC and Roplene manufacturing practices. We are honored the Chinese government felt the same and looked to us to support their own green initiatives for areas that are sensitive to pollution," stated Parmentier. The Larson Escapes are powered by a 4.0 RL Torqeedo electric motor. Parmentier concluded, "We certainly hope that many other municipalities not only in China look to this boat as a way to support their own green initiatives."