Why getting lithium batteries for your boat

It is incredible how technology has made it possible for lithium batteries to be available aboard yachts, sport cruisers, and even larger vessels. One of the main reasons is that lithium batteries are safer, lighter, and last longer than traditional lead-acid, gel, and AGM batteries.

But why should you choose lithium batteries for your boat? Let’s take a look at some of the advantages. 

Longer lifespan 
It is true that one of the biggest pain points of switching to lithium batteries is that they are more expensive than regular lead-acid batteries. But you have to keep in mind that the lifespan of lithium batteries and their usable capacity is greater than lead-acid batteries. 

Lithium batteries can be recharged thousands of times before needing to be replaced. For example, our Nomada 12V105Ah battery has a cycle life of >3,500 cycles (at 100% Depth of Discharge). If you opt for Super B lithium batteries, its integrated BMS and Bluetooth give you access to 24/7 information about the status of your battery, making it easy for you to check the health of your battery. 

Other benefits of lithium batteries 
Other advantages of lithium batteries are that they are lightweight, maintenance-free, and charge faster than traditional lead-acid batteries. This last attribute is a great advantage as it saves you time and you don’t have to rush to put the batteries on the charger. Another huge benefit is that they are safe. Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) cells are one of the safest lithium-ion chemistries, plus our Nomada battery has a DNV certification, which means that the battery has gone through multiple tests to make sure it’s reliable and safe to use on board.

Important to consider 
One of the main aspects that you have to take into consideration when switching to lithium batteries is that depending on the age of your boat, a lithium battery installation will need extra work and tweaking to make it compatible with your electrical system. The most important thing is to find a dealer shop that can guide you through the process and help you install your lithium batteries. 

Do you want to know more about our batteries? Contact us, and we will be happy to help you get started with the right and best battery for your boat.