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The 15' Lightning Bug has been
considered the jewel of electric boats ever since we started
making them in 1987. The Lightning Bug offers comfortable
seating for four adults and a wide variety of options. Each
boat is handcrafted and customized to meet your individual needs.
While the boat was primarily designed for sheltered waters,
it is surprisingly seaworthy in the event of a quick weather change
or when handling large wakes from passing larger boats. Whether
you're looking for a quiet, durable and dependable boat or need
a beautiful yacht tender that compliments your tastes, the Budsin
Lightning Bug continues to be the boat of choice for discriminating
owners around the world.
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Note: Using the main battery bank, the
optional reserve battery banks adds 40% additional run time.
Length: 15' overall, Length at waterline: 14'6"
Beam: 4' 3"
Draft: 14" (loaded)
Weight: aprox. 525 lbs. depending on options
Capacity: 4 persons
Power: 700 watt, 24 volt electric motor
Top Speed: 6.1 mph (top), 5.5 mph (cruising)
Running Time: 4.5 hours @top speed, 5-6 hours @cruising
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- Choice of mahogany
or painted hull
hull of our all mahogany Lightning Bug is constructed with two
layers of 1/8-inch cedar inner laminates followed by an outer
mahogany laminate. The area below the waterline is covered
with fiberglass while the inside is completely sealed with epoxy.
The result is a 100% watertight, strong yet lightweight boat. The
Lightning Bug is also available in a variety of hull colors.
A painted hull is built of three layers of 1/8-inch cedar diagonal
planking. We then fiberglass
the entire outside of the hull before hand fairing and finishing
with super durable awl-grip paint - a beautiful compliment to
the exquisite wood decks and interior.
- Choice of Mahogany or Ash Decks
While the majority of our decks are built from the finest hand
picked mahogany, an ash deck gives the Lightning Bug a distinctly
different yet classic look. An ash deck has pleasing golden yellow color and
is a bit harder than mahogany.
- Variety of Options
The Lightning Bug also comes with wide
variety of options
including a built in cooler, stereo system and a
canopy which installs quickly and simply - the top lowers to
deck height when traveling.
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