Electric Power Assist is designed for smaller single-outboard boats from 90 to 200 hp. Dometic Marine introduced its Electric Power Assist to the media Thursday. The power-steering system is designed for a range of boats, from pontoons and runabouts to RIBs and center consoles. Building on its Optimus Outboard Electric Steering Actuator, Dometic created a more affordable system for lower-price-point boats, as more newcomers get into boating, Dometic president Eric Fetchko said during a virtual debut.
The world’s 1st tall ship with electric motor is ‘Zebu ‘, a wooden brigantine of Baltic Trader design that was built 82 years ago in Sweden, sailed around the world from 1984-88 as part of the Operation Raleigh international student training expedition and is now berthed in Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Singapore is seeking proposals on the electrification of small vessels known as harbourcraft as the industry transitions towards a low-carbon future, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
This year, the IMO has selected sustainability as its focus for World Maritime Day, centering its message on “sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet.” The day’s online conference event will showcase industry leaders as they reflect on their work towards a sustainable shipping sector.
Electric power only started making sense for land vehicles about ten years ago, but now the technology is ready to make the jump into the water. Pure Watercraft hopes that its electric outboard motor can replace a normal gas one for most boating needs under 50 HP — and it just raised $23.4M to hit the throttle.
Garmin International Inc. announced its new OnDeck™ System, a remote monitoring and management solution that gives boaters 24/7 access to critical and timely information about their vessel. When paired with the ActiveCaptain® app, OnDeck keeps users connected to their vessel by monitoring the boat’s battery status, bilge activity, door/hatch sensors, GPS location and more.
Swedish start-up company Candela, builder of the Candela Seven speedboat, has received significant backing from TED Talks chairman Chris Anderson who, together with other parties, has invested almost €8m in the company to significantly expand production capacity. “That’s surely needed, since we’re almost sold out for the first half of 2020,” says Candela in a statement. “After articles in the New York Times, Electrek and others, the order book is filling up quickly – last week, for example, we sold six boats.”
The Company has entered into a cooperation agreement with Evoy AS to assess the technical and market viability of a high-powered electric outboard using the Company’s patented lower leg together with Evoy’s electrical marine propulsion system. The target is initially a 150 hp equivalent motor and later we will assess larger packs up to 300 hp. Following a successful assessment, both parties will contemplate a deeper cooperation to develop, produce and market the product worldwide.
EPISODE FIVE – THE TECHNOLOGY. With our X Shore craft we are combining top of the line marine and wireless Internet of Things (IoT) systems. This allows us to capture around 150 data points a second to analyse, adapt and upgrade the systems of the boat in real-time: We are moving from the electrical to the software world, which we need to enable services like automated and assisted driving.
“General Motors’ next-generation EVs are expected to be powered by a family of five interchangeable drive units and three motors, known collectively as “Ultium Drive.” Ultium Drive will help the company transition its current portfolio to a fully electric lineup, providing significant advantages over GM’s previous EVs in performance, scale, speed to market and manufacturing efficiencies.”