This new electric outboard (8hp) looks like a piece of design


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Ion Ilmor
Ion Ilmor

Capturing attention at METS is by no means easy. For a single small engine to be immersed in the sea of objects and accessories at this fair is almost impossible. Yet some make it, such as the new ION from Ilmor, an American company famous in the production of racing and marine engines. It is a small 6 kW, about 8hp electric outboard with a 48-volt system.

ION Ilmor

The technical innovations that differentiate it from other similar engines on the market are there, but this new outboard catches the eye first and foremost from an aesthetic point of view. A large stern light (which can change color) catalyzes the eye to the very distinctive shape of this engine. The design is minimal in what concerns the upper part, while the foot is rather “bulky” to accommodate all the components that need to remain in an environment conducive to cooling.

Among the most obvious differences, besides the design, from the rest of the models on the market is the presence of an integrated tilt and trim system to pull it up electronically. Also taken care of is the engine control and command part with a small round touch screen plotter with which one can control everything on board.

Data sheet:

  • 6 kW Continuous power
  • 7 kW when Boost mode is activated
  • 48-volt system
  • Integrated trim
  • RGB LED lighting
  • Automatic algae detection
  • Configurations with lithium or lead-acid batteries




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