Ruban Bleu appoint The New Zealand Electric Boat Co as their NZ distributors for Electric boats and ECO pod motors.

Ruban Bleu are one of Europe’s leading builders of electric boats. Their range of high quality craft are aimed at the hire market with many fleets of them operating for hire on the waterways, lakes and harbours of Europe.

The range are 100% designed and built in France, drawing on Ruban Bleu’s decades of experience in electric boat building to develop a refined and attractive series of vessels.

There’s a wide choice of different sizes and types to suit both the private leisure and hire markets. They are CE certified and can be operated commercially in NZ. They offer a high passenger capacity for their length and price, ensuring a fast return on investment. They can pay for themselves in just one year of hire operation!

Ruban Bleu are experts in building tough, low maintenance craft at an affordable price, without compromising on looks.

The Ruban Bleu ECO range of pod motors are the most affordable of our range of tough, low maintenance, commercial-grade electric propulsion systems. They are ideal for small boats in frequent use on sheltered waters and will give many thousands of hours continuous service with minimal maintenance. They run on low voltage DC input so they can be connected directly to 12v or 24v batteries, although the use of an optional speed controller is recommended. They are steerable and can also be installed as fixed pods.

The New Zealand Electric Boat Co are proud to represent Ruban Bleu in New Zealand. Ruban Bleu products are hand built in France and can be customised to meet your requirements. A full range of spares and accessories are available. Due to high demand there is a waiting time for these boats. Please place your order at least three months in advance to allow for construction and shipping time. We are taking orders now for delivery in time to enjoy the NZ summer season 2020-21 on the water.

Please contact us for a personalised quote, whether it be for a customised electric boat to enjoy silently gliding around your private lake, or for an entire fleet to launch your electric boat hire business (we can advise on licensing for commercial use in NZ).

More details of all Ruban Bleu products will be listed soon on our website. Meanwhile please email us or visit to learn more about the range.

Coming soon to Kerikeri…

We are working on building our new website and adding more content so please bear with us and come back again soon.

We will be offering a range of high quality, robust electric boat motors. They are designed and proven to last for decades in continuous service on hire craft so you can rest assured that they will stand up to everything the tough NZ boating environment can throw at them.

Our fleet of electric boats will be available starting November 2020 for self-drive hire on the beautiful Kerikeri river in the Bay of Islands, the heart of New Zealand’s winterless Northland.

No license is require to hire our boats, but we can provide an experienced, licensed commercial skipper and guide if you’d prefer to sit back and relax while we do the driving.