Custom made 22' "Phantom" electric launch. Silent electric drive. Seats 6 to 8 persons in main cockpit and up to 2 children in the optional aft mother-in-law seat. An onboard charging system is included. The boats are fitted with custom made bronze hardware and lighting. They have a seven knot
… top speed (6 hours), and six knot crusiing speed (8 hours).
The boats are availabe with either an all mahogany hull, or with a painted hull with mahogany sheer planks. Both styles are show in the above photos. All boats have finely finished mahogany decks and interiors.
Standard features include: a hidden slide out table for the side seat passengers, built in ice chest, oiled teak flooring and steps, solid brass protective rub rails, dual battery banks, and easy care sunbrella cushions. Life jackets are stored behind the side seats--convenient yet out of the way.
A custom boat trailer and two types of covers are available as options. Other options available include the removable canopy top, hidden stereo system, folding aft seat table and other safety gear. Contact us of complete details on equipment and performance.
The last photo shows a comparison between this 22' Phantom boat and our smaller 15' Lightning Bug boats.
These boats are built to order and typically take 9-12 months to complete. A hand painted 24k. gold leaf name of the owner's choosing is included in the price.
22’ Phantom Launch
by George Jan 02nd 2013
To say that Margaret & I have enjoyed Adagio on Lake Lure NC is a gross understatement. This craft is everything we expected and more. The design is flawless and the craftsmanship unbelievably fine in all respects. This is a work of art. We, and many, many others, just enjoy looking at her! And it gets so much better as you quietly move out of the boathouse and begin to cruise the lake. The creature comforts surround us, the boat handles flawlessly and, as she cuts through the water, you hear the sounds of water rather than the sounds of engine. A classic in all respects.
15’ Lightning Bug
by Janet Jan 02nd 2013
I am a very satisfied owner.....I have owned by Sweet Genevieve for 7 seasons now. I bought my lake house in 2001 and wanted a boat that was quiet, special and Green Environmentally......well after researching my options and talking to other owners.....the reviews were fabulous and I commissioned her to be built.....She and Tom have served me well.....no regrets.....only joy!!!! My relationship with Tom Hesselink has been ongoing as I have needed other parts, covers etc.....he has remained constant, professional and attentive to all my needs.....I work too much .....but when I do get a day or two off to enjoy.....my hassle free yacht brings me total enjoyment and peace.....Just plug her in and charge her up and you're ready for hours of sneaking up on Herons, Egrets, Beavers and Eagles.....and as an extra bonus she is easy on your eyes too...I get compliments constantly as I cruise by other lake homeowners....."What a Beautiful Boat.....and Quiet too!!!" Come Visit me up at Whal... Read More
by David Jan 02nd 2013
This boat (15' Lightning Bug) is magical. It is so quiet we sometimes startle the loons as we glide by. Cruising with some wine, some cheese, great friends and our perfect boat--it doesn't get any better.
by Jim Nov 28th 2012
My wife, Janice, and I have enjoyed the Budsin electric boat for 6 to 8 years. We keep it at Lake Oconee in Georgia and find it particularly enjoyable early mornings and evenings. Tom has always been available for questions, adjustments, new batteries, etc. and comes to Lake Oconee frequently for delivery of boats in Georgia. We recommend him, his product, and the enjoyment that comes with them.