Anyway... we just bought a ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 but haven't used it in a cruising sense yet. The few times around the harbor has been pretty good in a 9' inflatable. Nice to have it so quiet. We had bought it to be able to roam around silently while looking at birds and other mammals. We would like to be able to get closer to wildlife, even bears foraging along the shore. We have a Yamaha 4, it will be interesting to compare the two if we ever get to go cruising again. This is in addition to our 13'er with a 50hp. Honda.
I worry a little about the plastic build. It's all plastic, and you know how broken plastic is hard to fix. We will be handling it carefully. Fortunately it's light.