About Us

Ray Electric Outboards motor

We don’t troll– we motor!

We are a 3rd generation family-owned business manufacturing the Ray Electric Outboard since 1974. We were the first electric outboard motor to be designed and patented as a primary power electric outboard. Our motors are proudly made in the USA.

Powerful

Our System 600 motor delivers nearly 300 pounds of static thrust, comparable to a 20 horsepower gasoline motor.

Don’t be fooled by other outboards with plastic props and complicated electronics that are difficult and expensive to replace. Be careful of converted gasoline motors with the wrong size props and incorrect gear ratio for electric motors needs.

Once you have done your research, you will realize that the Ray Electric Outboard is the industry’s leader and best overall value.

Reliable and Durable

We manufacture our motors with aluminum, stainless steel, and high-grade plastic that will not deteriorate or rust even in the harshest environment.

Our proprietary propeller is made from the highest quality aluminum with a Cerakote ceramic coating to withstand heavy use and to last for many years.

Many of our motors are still in use after 30 years!

Austin, Doug and Morton Ray

Morton Ray, Founder

Mort Ray began designing the first electric outboard motor in 1973 in his basement. Graduating from West Point Academy, and later Carnegie Mellon University with an advanced degree in electrical engineering, he knew that he could improve the current electric motors that were converted from gasoline. By the next year, he was manufacturing motors in his basement. Over the next 40-plus years, he consistently improved the design, reliability and efficiency of the motors.

Morton passed away in 2018, so his family members Austin and Doug Ray (in photo) have taken up his mission to provide reliable, environmentally safe motors for the world.

The Team

Our Team

Our manufacturing plant is located in Cape Coral, Florida, where we craft our motors using local machinists and craftsmen.

After 40 plus years,  we are still manufacturing and improving the electric boat motor to withstand the rigors of everyday cruising, and to last for 20-30 years with very little maintenance.

In the future, we foresee an even faster and stronger motor for your boating adventures.

Made in the USA

We are proud to continue Morton Ray’s legacy of crafting our motors with local  American machinists, electricians, and painters, in the great USA. 

Ray Electric Outboard motor save the manatee
Ray Electric Outboard motor save the manatee
Manatee exploring our propeller

Manatees are gentle giants of Florida estuaries and shallow waters who eat aquatic plants and are related to elephants. They have a lifespan of 60 years, but are damaged or killed by speedboats, fishing lines and nets, and loss of habitat. 

Our cherished organization is Save the Manatee, which we have supported for several years. 

Amazingly, we recently had an encounter with a curious manatee while anchored in Cabbage Key, Florida. Be sure to watch the genial creature as it takes a nibble of our new propeller! 

Armand Bayou Eco Boat Tour

Our reputation is unsurpassed

Ray Electric Outboards are used by many parks and tour operators around the country and the world, even as far away as Australia.

Many of our customers have repaired their motors after 20 or 30 years and continued their environmentally- conscious boating adventures.

See more reviews on our Testimonials page.