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New Partnership announced to create Electric Boat championship

Electric Sea Racing Limited (‘E1 Series’) and Public Investment Fund (‘PIF’) have entered a partnership that will create the world’s first electric powerboat racing competition. The news was revealed today during a virtual launch event, where E1 Series organisers also unveiled the new design of the electric RaceBird powerboat ahead of today’s World Oceans Day.

Flux Marine testing three electric outboard prototypes

A Rhode Island start-up founded by childhood friends has been quietly working on reinventing the outboard motor and is testing three electric prototypes in the 15hp, 40hp and 70hp categories. Flux Marine Ltd is the brainchild of Ben Sorkin and Daylin Frantin, who spent summers together as youth on New York’s Lake George buying, fixing and selling old outboards.

Diesel outboards on the Atchafalaya River

Back in March, David LeBlanc, regional sales director for Diesel Outboards, invited me aboard the 42'x13' multipurpose workboat Miss Ida, part of TK Boat Rentals’ fleet, to check out the performance of the twin Oxe 200-hp diesel outboards hanging from the boat’s stern. It was the end of April before we could get our schedules to mesh, and we made plans for a ride along. It happened that three people from Diversified Communications, our main/Maine office in Portland, were scheduled to come down for the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) golf tournament on May 1. So, I suggested that we schedule the ride along for that week, if possible. Well, LeBlanc made it happen.

2020 IBEX Innovation Award Interview with Yamaha Marine

To meet the extreme electrical demands of today’s bigger boats, especially at low RPM, Yamaha developed a completely new Phase Angle Control charging system. Now there’s plenty of power for devices like gyro stabilizers, air conditioning, sound systems, and console electronics without the need for a generator.

Vision Marine Acquires Electric Rental Fleet

Vision Marine co-founder and CEO Alexandre Mongeon said acquiring EBR — which serves about 100,000 passengers annually — gives his company another avenue to showcase the brand’s e-powered craft and its E-Motion 180E outboard and powertrain system, which is set to debut midsummer with Limestone Boats.

Team NZ developing hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat

During the 37th America’s Cup, defenders Team New Zealand will not only be hosting the event once again but making a bit of history with the first-ever hydrogen-powered foiling chase boat. Working with countrymen at the engineering firm of AFCryo, a prototype is in development and concept images show a catamaran with four hydrogen tanks in each sponson (hull) with electric motors built into the foils and rudder,

Three Japanese engine makers plan new hydrogen company

The trio of Japanese engine makers working together to develop hydrogen-fueled marine engines will establish a new company to carry out the plan. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Yanmar Power Technology and Japan Engine Corp. announced earlier this year they had formed a consortium to pursue joint development of hydrogen-fueled marine engines for ocean-going and coastal vessels.

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Electric Boat Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for The Gustave Trouvé Awards for Excellence in Electric Boats and Boating. The “Gussies” were started last year by Plugboats, a website dedicated to e-propulsion. Last year’s awards highlighted 50 boats from 19 countries, with more than 10,000 people placing nominations.

Yanmar transfers direct sales rights of Dtorque engine to Neander

Following three and a half years as exclusive global distributor for the Dtorque 111 turbo diesel outboard, Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has transferred the direct sales rights of the engine back to its developer and manufacturer, Neander Shark GmbH (Neander).