Twin Electric E-Motion 180E Motors by Vision Marine Technologies

Vision Marine Technologies’ Twin Electric E-Motion 180E motors will be unveiled at IBEX 2021. This pandemic has forced recreational boaters and their families to re-evaluate how they consume and spend their spare time. As a sign of a growing trend, many of them in North America, Australia and several countries are now looking at emerging technologies as potential replacements for their traditional internal combustion engines. In Europe, the outboard engine market keeps gaining spectacular momentum as its major players are investing in electric technologies. Vision Marine Technologies is proud to be leading this industry.

Torqeedo helps Bangkok electrify its city ferry fleet

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Two Torqeedo Cruise outboards of 10kW power Bangkok’s ferries. The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA), working in conjunction with Torqeedo, is set to boost its city fleet of electrically operated commuter ferries from seven to 19 units.

The Boat-Charging Station of the Future

In mid-May, Homewood Resort’s Marina installed the first electric-boat charging station on California’s Lake Tahoe. The news is big. So big that Sean Marrero, president of Ingenity Electric, has a hard time containing his excitement. That’s because he thinks the charging station could become the standard-setting technology for similar stations all across the country.

ePropulsion sponsors global events

Most recently, ePropulsion sponsored the Sailing Tigers, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) – Dubai’s entry in the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge 2021. The company has also sponsored Travis Odenbach’s J/70 one-design and is the title sponsorship of the Georgia Total Electric Championship Invitational bass tournament. In addition, ePropulsion has partnered with SailGP whose nine Grand Prix racing series events are held across the globe starting in April 2021 in Bermuda and culminates in the United States in March 2022. The next race, Event 4, will take place August 20-21 in Denmark. ePropulsion is working with these individuals and organizations to help drive awareness and promote a commitment across the entire community towards the adoption of clean and renewable propulsion in boating.

6 of the best electric boats currently being built

Electric boats are here and they are quietly turning heads all over the world, we pick out 6 of the most exciting all-electric and hybrid projects being built right now. Electric boats and hybrid powertrains are by no means a new concept in the marine world, but the latest generation of electric boats is proving that this technology is no longer something to look forward to in the future, electric boats are a viable option right now.

Williams Updates DieselJet Tenders

U.K.-based Williams Jet Tenders has completed a redesign of two models in its popular DieselJet series, the company announced. The company’s 14-foot, 9-inch DieselJet 445 and 16-foot, 5-inch DieselJet 505 have undergone updates. Both have new helm layouts with standard Raymarine Axiom 7 display, updated storage, a contoured upholstery design and an integrated boarding pole in the helm’s backrest for safer boarding.

OXE Marine boosts margin with higher OXE300 sales

The outboard engine manufacturer continues to assess use of BMW’s 4-cylinder two litre turbo diesel engine for marine application

Swedish diesel outboard engine producer OXE Marine has issued its latest interim report for its second quarter ending June 30, with the boating boom around much of the globe beginning to register in the results.

LA start-up plans 475hp electric outboard by year end

Arc Boat Co., the Los Angeles-based startup electric boat company is coming to market by the end of 2021 using a Tesla business model, a number of former SpaceX employees and US$4.25m in seed funding from investment firms Andreessen Horowitz and the Lowercarbon Capital fund. With only 15,000 electric boats sold in 2020 according to IDTechEx, the Cambridge-based research group predicts the market to reach 70,000 units by the end of the decade and be valued at US$1.4b. According to the founder, Arc’s competitive advantage is battery capacity. Boats require more energy than cars to travel like distances, so the boats will feature batteries with 200 kilowatts of capacity, nearly double that of other electric vessels. Lee plans to manufacture those batteries in-house.

Japanese engine manufacturers sign joint venture agreement

Kawasaki, Yanmar and Japan Engine Corp have formed HyEng Corp to develop hydrogen-fuelled marine engine

Three of Japan’s leading marine engine manufacturers – Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Yanmar Power Technology Co Ltd, and Japan Engine Corporation – have concluded a joint venture contract for combined investment, and today announced the joint establishment of a new company HyEng Corporation.