GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors said it has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, the Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit for approximately $150 million, a number confirmed by Pure CEO and founder Andy Rebele. GM said in a statement that the company is committed to investing $35 billion in electric and autonomous vehicle technology over the next four years, and that the deal with Pure Watercraft reflects its own mission to take the “holistic approach necessary for widespread EV adoption.”

USV Hydrogen Conversion Project Highlighted in #Netzeromaritime Showcase

Maritime UK’s 2021 #NetZeroMaritime Showcase promotes projects that are having a positive impact on the decarbonization of the maritime sector. The showcase highlights specific projects in relation to delivery of the government’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution.

Estonian cleantech startup unveils innovative charging solution at METSTRADE

PowerUP Energy Technologies showcased its AI smart grid system prototype ChargeUP at the Amsterdam show this week Estonian-based cleantech startup PowerUP Energy Technologies, which specialises in developing and manufacturing hydrogen fuel cell-based smart electric generators and smart grid solutions, showcased its latest one-of-a-kind AI smart grid system prototype: ChargeUP, at METSTRADE earlier this week.

Pancake axial-flux motor powers new Propel electric outboard

Groundbreaking Saietta AFT motors for lightweight EVs and motorcycles will be powering the all new Propel electric outboard and inboard boat motors making their debut this week at METSTRADE 2021.

AFT stands for Axial Flux Technology, axial flux describing an electric motor configuration that is flat – like a pancake – instead of cylindrical like most motors. To be simplistic, it means that the magnetic forces are aligned parallel to the axle of the motor (hence ‘axial’) instead of radiating out from the axis, which is called radial flux. Axial flux typically provides more torque per volume, and the Saietta AFT 140 motor has been acclaimed for being particularly efficient.

Remigo rethinks electric outboard design from the water on up

With a sleek aluminum unibody that looks more like a rudder than a motor, the RemigoOne’s striking electric outboard design showcases the company’s belief that technology should look and feel simple and be equally easy to use.

The 1 kW motor is aimed at recreational boaters looking for a clean, efficient and convenient way to power a dinghy or small sailboat – up to 1.5 tons and 7 metres. The Remigo team are boaters themselves and wanted an electric solution to make their own lives better, but also observed and talked with dozens of other boaters to ask what they wanted and felt was lacking in the market.

Torqeedo wins METSTRADE award with Groupe Beneteau and ZF

More good news for electric boats today as Torqeedo wins METSTRADE’s Boat Builders Award in collaboration with Groupe Beneteau’s Excess brand and mobility technology company ZF.

The E’Lab, an Excess 15 catamaran with Deep Blue Hybrid, was nominated in the category of Collaborative Solution between Boat or Superyacht Builder and its Supply Chain Partner recognizing ‘boat builders and supply chain partners that have collaborated from a conceptual stage to develop a particular solution to a design challenge, innovation or efficiency improvement.

Scania DI13 Diesel

Scania might not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of marine diesels. But that could well change thanks to a powerful, lightweight and efficient new model showcased in a twin-inboard installation powering the new 46-foot Billfish from Viking Yacht Company. Swedish-based Scania—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for trucks, buses, industrial applications and boats—introduced the DI13 marine diesel to North America earlier this year. That prompted one of the United States distributors for Scania North America, Mack Boring & Parts Co., to put a pair of the 900 hp versions of the DI13 in its new Viking 46BF company boat. Mack Boring christened it Mack 900.