Torqeedo may be the first word that enters your mind when someone says “electric outboard,” but that may change if the EP Carry meets with similar success. This compact unit weighs just 20lb yet can push a 9ft inflatable at close to 4 knots. Power—said to be equal to that of a 1hp gas motor—is provided by a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged by a cheap inverter in 5 hours and comes with a waterproof case. Available in three shaft lengths, the motor has a long tiller that serves as a carrying handle and also allows the seated user to easily tilt the motor out of the water.
$1,600. Electric Paddle, electricpaddle.com