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Evoy rebrands and delivers

Norwegian electric marine motor manufacturer Evoy claims that its brand is now well-known by its customers, partners and investors, so the Evoy team needed to update the style and branding to match the technology improvements and new markets that are opening up. In the past three years, Evoy has grown, improving the technology of both its outboard and inboard electric systems and recently the company made its first customer delivery.

New Boat: Eelex 8000

Only a few years ago, electric cars were still turning every head on the road. Today, some of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world are gearing up for an all-electric future, including General Motors, which plans to only sell zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The marine industry is still in the very early stage of electrification, but a few companies are driving the green initiative forward. One of those pioneers is X Shore, a Swedish company dedicated to technological advancements and sustainable solutions.

Electric, zero emission tug underway in Vietnam

Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem, The Netherlands, is building the world’s first full electric harbor tug — RSD-E 2513 — for delivery in 2021. Last summer, a ceremony was held at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam to mark the keel-laying of the first all-electric 24.73mx13.13m (81'x43') RSD-E Tug 2513 for the Ports of Auckland in New Zealand.

White House unveils plan for massive expansion of U.S. offshore wind

With a target of generating 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030, the Biden administration today announced plans to jump start the industry that, among other things, foresees the construction of four to six specialized wind turbine installation vessels (WITVs) in U.S. shipyards, each representing an investment between $250 and $500 million.

International Diesel Emission Regulations Delayed

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Environment Protection Committee agreed to delay enforcement of Tier III engine emissions regulations for vessels longer than 78’ (23. 77 m) after the United States Coast Guard said it would not take enforcement actions if vessels didn’t meet them. Several groups including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the European Boating Industry and the International Council of Marine Industry Associations worked within the IMO to grant the three-year extension.

BRP to introduce electric models for each product line by 2026

BRP announced its five-year plan where it will offer electric models in each of its product lines by the end of 2026. To achieve this, BRP plans to invest $300M over five years in product development, specialized equipment, infrastructure, production tooling and facilities.

Yamaha Interview w/ Jonathon Burns – Part One

Last year, Yamaha Motors introduced its all-new “Helm Master EX” system which – unlike its previous system – was 100% developed and made by Yamaha. The result is the Gen 2 “EX” version that has more features and does not require a joystick, unless one is wanted. At the same time, Yamaha introduced a joystick for single engines without a bow thruster, which it says is remarkably effective. We haven’t tested it but listen to what Yamaha’s GM of U.S. Marine Development and Planning has to say.

OXE Marine AB publishes annual report for 2020

OXE Marine AB ("The Company") announced the following significant events during the year: The company name changed from Cimco Marine AB (publ) to OXE Marine AB (publ) The company received EUR 4 m in funding, relating to Tranche B of the EIB facility. PanLink in Tczew, Poland selected as the production partner for the OXE300 and Outdoor Network Manufacturing in Albany, USA selected as the new manufacturing partner for the 125hp to 200hp series. Following the successful collaboration with the BMW Group of marinizing their 3 liter, 6 cylinder bi-turbo engine for use in the OXE300s, OXE Marine AB and BMW agreed to co-brand the OXE300.

New Hybrid Tour Boat Suffers Battery Fire Under Way

Firefighters in Vestfold, Norway have extinguished a battery fire aboard the battery-hybrid passenger vessel Brim. On Thursday, the vessel was under way from Sarpsborg to Sandefjord after finishing an educational event for children. During the transit, a battery bank caught fire, potentially due to overheating and thermal runaway, according to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Only four crewmembers - and no passengers - were on board when the boat caught fire in the Oslofjord, according to the operator's spokesperson. No injuries were reported.

US start-up unveils new foiling electric powerboat at Palm Beach show

Navier, a Silicon Valley start-up, announced the launch of its first-ever model at the start of this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show which opened today. The Navier 27 is an all-electric hydrofoil performance-craft capable of a range exceeding 75Nm at a 20kt cruising speed. The craft is outfitted with a highly advanced autopilot with features we see in today’s self-driving land vehicles.