Is there a danger of electrocution in an electric boat?



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    Yes, but no more than with a gas-powered boat.  Electric Shock Drowning can happen as a result of faulty or damaged wiring in the motor, causing the metals on the hull of the boat to become electrified.  A swimmer in the water nearby may be electrocuted, causing significant or total loss of muscle function and possibly resulting in drowning.  There are manufacturing standards and inspection requirements to prevent such events for all boats with electric components made in the USA. 

    Similarly, preventative measures are taken to avoid electrocution in the boat, and would most likely only result from tampering with the motor. 

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