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Austrian Startup, Volta Future, unveils electric outboard

This year’s , Austrian company Volta Future GmbH will unveil an e-outboard offering 222kW (300hp) continuous power and 790Nm. The next-gen e-outboard is called iWOP, which stands for invisible waterline outboard power-drive. The housing of the iWOP is much more compact than classic outboard housings and contains two specially developed, high-performance electric motors together with a directly cooled double inverter. Unlike all other outboards on the market, the iWOP can be mounted not only on boats with transom (outboard) but also on boats with (normally) inboards instead of the stern drive.

OXE Marine kicks off Q1 with new commercial model

Oxe Marine, the company behind the industry’s first diesel outboard engine, reported consolidated results for a reduced first quarter from 16 February to 31 March 2022, following completion of a transaction acquiring US companies, Diesel Outboards and Outdoor Network Manufacturing, in exchange for shares in the combined business. Consolidated sales – including OXE Marine AB of Sweden, US-based OXE Marine Inc and OXE Marine Manufacturing – amounted to SEK 31.4 million during the six-week period, with SEK 26m attributable to sales of propulsion units, and the remainder coming from parts and accessories.

Candela enters French market

Swedish tech firm forms exclusive partnership with recreational boat reseller. The hydrofoiling Candela C-8 electric daycruiser will have its French debut at Cannes. Candela, the Swedish tech firm behind the foiling Candela C-8 electric daycruiser, has entered the French market through an exclusive partnership with recreational boat reseller, Sud Plaisance. The Candela C-8 will make its French debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

Italian start-up to begin production of “world’s first” submersible hydrofoil

The company claims it’s the first vessel of its kind. Italian startup iSpace2o, backed by an Invitalia loan, has announced it’s starting fabrication on the first hull for its Deepseaker DS1 submersible hydrofoil. The machine will rise out of the water to hydrofoil at speeds up to 23kt (26mph) or dive as deep as 50m (164ft) underwater.

Report From the Annual General Meeting in Oxe Marine Ab (Publ) On 2 May 2022

The income statement and balance sheet for 2021 were adopted. The meeting resolved not to pay out dividends for the financial year 2021. The board of directors and the CEO were discharged from liability for the financial year 2021. Re-election of board members Jonas Wikström, Martin Polo, Jon Lind, Magnus Folin and Mikael Mellberg and election of Christian von Koenigsegg as new member of the board. Jonas Wikström was appointed as chairman of the board.

OXE Marine AB (publ) Interim report 1 January to 31 Mars 2022

Results presented in the interim report from Q1 2022 are consolidated from 16 February 2022 to 31 March 2022following the completion of the acquisition of Diesel Outboards and Outdoor Network Manufacturing on 16 February 2022. Consolidated results include legal entities; OXE Marine AB (Sweden), OXE Marine INC (US) and OXE Marine Manufacturing INC (US). Furthermore, consolidated results do not have comparative figures as it is the first year of preparing consolidated financials. Where illustrated in the text, graphs and tables, prior year figures relate to OXE Marine AB only.

Torqeedo, Proton Motor Agree to Fuel Cell Venture

Torqeedo is collaborating with Proton Motor Fuel Cell to integrate hydrogen fuel cell charging into Torqeedo’s electric propulsion systems. The German companies will work together on a marine hydrogen hybrid building kit integrating Torqeedo’s Deep Blue battery-electric drive systems and Proton Motor’s fuel cell technology, Torqeedo said in a statement. The project received funding from the Bavarian government for 2021 through 2024.

Queen of the Susquehanna

Williamsport, Pa. -- Called the "Queen of the Susquehanna," the Hiawatha Paddlewheel is getting her final makeover before launching into a summer season of cruises, events, and parties. On a sunny Friday afternoon, Captains Darryl Stroble of Montoursville and Drew Gretzula of Bastress had paintbrushes out and were touching up the railings. "We start getting the boat ready in April," said Stroble. They give themselves about a month to paint, clean the exterior, scrape and clean the hull and fix up any rusty spots underneath. They also inspect the entire hull from the inside.

Freedom Boat Clubs to be “electrification innovation centres” for the industry

The company’s on-water rental locations are valuable research labs, Brunswick president of business acceleration tells IBI. Brunswick’s Brenna Preisser: “We see Freedom as playing a really important part in consumer adoption of electrification. When Brunswick Corporation purchased the shared access operations of Freedom Boat Club in 2019, the company made no secret that the on-water rental locations would serve as a valuable product testing and consumer marketing research laboratory, and as the industry accelerates toward electrification, company leaders see additional opportunities in that realm.

Delphia 11 first look: Beneteau Group’s vision of the future of electric boats

Delphia has launched its first all electric model, the Delphia 11, and announced that it will only build electric boats by 2024. The Polish brand was bought by Beneteau Group in 2018 and is the first in the French giant’s stable to building 100% electric boats – by the middle of the decade it will make no ICE (internal combustion engine) models at all.