ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus

Plenty of power.
Light touch

Spend more time on the water and less time on your motor. Enjoy the convenience, lightweight portability and whisper-quiet performance of the Spirit 1.0 Plus electric outboard.
  • 1kW power (3hp equivalent)
  • Long range battery life
  • From just $633 a month (for 6 months)
  • Maintenance-free direct drive design

You may have seen the Spirit 1.0 Plus in…

  • afloat
  • OceanNavigator
  • FishingWire
  • SailingWorld

The worry free outboard for dinghies, fishing boats, sailboats and tenders

Never fight with a gummed up carburetor, fouled plug or broken pull cord again. Skip the trip to the petrol station. And finally end the game of “will it start this time?”. With easily enough power to push a 5 metre inflatable with 4 people on board, the 1kW (3HP) Spirit 1.0 Plus delivers clean, reliable power and impressive performance. Eliminate range anxiety for good with an integrated 1276kW lithium battery. So you can confidently get out on the water. No fuel, no fuss, no maintenance necessary.

“So quiet we had to check it was on”

It’s not just the revelation of hearing the water slapping against your boat, holding a normal conversation while you drive or not scaring the fish away before you arrive. The Spirit 1.0 Plus is packed with features that make your experience on the water better in every way.
Performance specs

Optimised performance for all conditions

The Spirit 1.0 Plus is the clean energy equivalent to a 3HP motor. High thrust makes it powerful enough to fight outgoing tides and headwinds. Fine control for docking, reversing, starting and stopping, is completely silent and effortless.
1276kW integrated lithium battery

Lightweight meets long range

Incredibly light and able to fit snugly into a backpack, the Spirit 1.0 Plus battery is a snap to transport. Simply remove the battery with one click and charge. With a 10+year lifetime of over 3,000 cycles and a market-leading run time, you’ll love the long range, efficiency and effortless portability.
Self-contained design

Outboard design so good you won’t notice it

The Spirit 1.0 Plus electric outboard can do everything other motors do. Only better. Easy to assemble, this waterproof unit also features:

1.  Digital Display
You have access to real-time power, remaining runtime, battery level, operating voltage, etc.

2.  Electric Start
Press one button and you’re ready to go. No more tiring pull cord start.

3.  Magnetic Kill Switch
Stop the motor in an emergency and keep you safe.

4.  Stepless Throttle Changing
The throttle hand feel is clear, smooth and enjoyable.

5.  Max Power Output Adjustment
With a smaller full throttle power, it’s safer for kids and rental boat

6.  Ambidextrous Operation
Turning throttle easily either from the left-hand or right-hand side.
Noise-free motor

Just you and the waves

Don’t let your motor ruin the fun. Whether you use it for fishing, hunting, wildlife photography, or simply to get from A to B, the silence of the Spirit 1.0 Plus is a game changer. 

Go where combustion engine’s can’t and experience life on the water, as it should be.

Here's some customer feedback...

"I recently purchased the ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus and I have to say I'm incredibly impressed. The motor is super quiet and easy to use. It's also very efficient and has plenty of power to get my boat up to speed. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this motor to anyone looking for a high-quality electric outboard."

ePropulsion Customer

Spirit 1.0 Plus

"I've been using the ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus for several months now and it has exceeded my expectations. The battery life is fantastic and I love how quiet the motor is. It's also very lightweight and easy to install. I highly recommend this motor to anyone who wants a reliable, efficient, and eco-friendly outboard motor."

ePropulsion Customer

Spirit 1.0 Plus

"Will it work for my boat?"

The Spirit 1.0 Plus is a brilliant match for boats like…
  • highfield
  • scout
  • takacat_e6af8355-bfe9-4658-af6f-178dea74ca36
  • sirocco
  • truekit
  • brig
  • makocraft
  • bigduck

What some leading publications had to say...

"The ePropulsion Spirit’s Silent Power. One outing with a new electric outboard is enough to drive home the understated benefits of having of a lightweight, simple and efficient motor onboard." 

Nov 2022
"ePropulsion hit the scene in 2012 and it now offers outboards and pod drives from 3hp to 9.9hp. They introduced the first brushless direct-drive motor in 2014 and hydroelectric generation in 2021, along with a floating battery." 

Sep 2021
"ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 is the electric outboard I can no longer do without. It makes you realize that it is possible to go to sea using only clean energy, and somehow reconnects me to my favourite elements. Environmentally friendly and absolutely performing at the same time."

Oct 2022

Spirit 1.0 Plus with Battery

Spirit 1.0 Plus portable 1kW (~3HP) electric outboard for dinghies, fishing boats, sailboats and tenders. Features a 1276Wh large integrated lithium battery for long range. It’s nimble, lightweight, and clean power. Direct drive design means no ongoing maintenance required. Available in XS, S, L Shaft.

Your Spirit 1.0 Plus comes fully equipped with…

Make a clean break

Easier, lighter, cleaner and better looking. It’s time you went electric.

ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus

  • Maintenance free 'direct drive' design

  • Whisper quiet performance

  • Lightweight portability

  • 1-click battery removal

  • No petrol fumes in your car

  • Clean energy

  • Long-term savings

Combustion Engines

  • Dirty carburetors, fuel plugs and broken pull cords

  • So loud you can’t hear a thing. But the fish can.

  • Heavy, awkward engine

  • Multiple trips to the petrol station

  • Your car smells like 4-stroke

  • Increasingly expensive fossil fuels

  • Ongoing maintenance and fuel costs

Two payment options available

We offer both upfront or payment-plan options for purchase.

One-time Payment

Includes GST
Free Delivery Australia-wide
3 Year Warranty
Ongoing service and support

Interest-free Payment Plan

$633.00 /mth
for 6mths
Includes GST
Finance by ZipMoney
Free Australia-wide delivery
3 Year Warranty
Ongoing service and support

Ready for a quiet, hassle-free outboard that just works?

When you purchase a Spirit 1.0 Plus you get:

  • Motor Shaft
  • Spirit Battery Plus
  • Battery Charger
  • 2 Steering Lock Pins
  • 2 Kill Switches
  • 3 Shaft lengths to choose from
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Free next-day shipping
  • Price Match Promise
  • Quality Certificate User Manual
3 Year Warranty & Price Match Promise

Get the Spirit 1.0 Plus risk-free

With a 3 year warranty, if something isn’t going quite right with your Spirit 1.0 Plus, we’ll replace the defective part at no cost to you. 

And our Price Match Promise ensures you always receive the best price on your Spirit 1.0 Plus, guaranteed. Which means you get a reliable, convenient, whisper-quiet electric outboard completely risk-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the right shaft length for my boat?

It’s important to get shaft length right. Too long, you risk hitting submerged objects more frequently and performance suffers. Too short and you’ll cavitate. At ePropulsion we measure shaft length differently. For electric outboards, the shaft length is measured from the top of the clamp bracket to the centre of the propeller. For petrol outboards, it’s measured from the top of the clamp bracket to the anti-ventilation plate. Our XS is close to S from Mercury. Our S is close to L from Mercury. Our L is longer than the L from Mercury. 

To find the right length for your boat, make sure the top of the propeller is matched to the lowest point of the transom. To do that, measure the transom height (the length from the top of the boat transom to the bottom of the boat. Then simply choose the  recommended shaft length for your transom height.

For most small dinghies and aluminium boats under 15 ft or 4.5m, extra short shaft and short will work, depending on the transom height, some over 40 cm / 15.7 inches, some not. For boats with the transom height higher than 50 cm / 19.7 inches, a long shaft version is more suitable. For daysailers and short one-design racing sailboats, it depends on the position of the outboard mount. If you choose Spirit 1.0, we suggest you keep the outboard mount at a lower position so XS will work. That’s because XS takes less space to store inside the cabin. For daysailers, sports boats and other sailing boats it’s best to measure the distance from the water line to the top of your outboard mount.

If you still have any questions regarding the shaft length, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also view this blog post or download the technical drawings of ePropulsion outboards via our download centre.

Can I power the Spirit 1.0 Plus series with an external battery?

Absolutely. All you’ll need is an external battery power cable. We recommend the ePropulsion 48V E-Series Battery to extend the range.

How do I store the battery long term?

Simply store the battery in the dry environment and keep the battery charge level at 60% around, Make sure to charge the battery every 3 months.

Can I use the Spirit 1.0 Plus series in saltwater?

Yes, it is designed for extensive use in saltwater. We chose high-quality aluminium alloy as the base material, and applied anodizing coating and powder coating on top of it. For more info, please check ePropulsion Blog: How do we make an outboard corrosion-resistant?

Will the motor turn off automatically if I forget to power off after use?

Yes, Spirit 1.0 Plus will switch off after 30 mins without operation.

Spend more time on the water and less time on your motor with a Spirit 1.0 Plus

Still not sure if the Spirit 1.0 Plus is for you?

Still not sure if the Spirit 1.0 Plus is for you?

Choosing your outboard is an important decision. We’re here to help you make the best choice for you and your boat. Chat with our friendly team today.
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