The original electric outboard 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.
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.
90% of our motors are still in use after 30 years!
Our System 500 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.
Morton Ray, Founder and Inventor
Mort Ray began designing the first electric outboard motor in 1973 in his basement. Graduating from West Point, 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 46 years, he consistently improved the design, reliability and efficiency of the motors. Morton passed away in 2018, so his family has taken up his mission to provide reliable, environmentally safe motors for the world.
Today, 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.
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.