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Hodgdon to offer all-electric superyacht tenders

US boatbuilder Hodgdon is now offering what it claims will be the world’s first superyacht tenders powered entirely by electric power. Both tenders will be powered by electric motors produced by Vita Power, which makes high-performance, fully electric drive trains for the recreational marine sector. The V3 electric power train offering 295hp will be used for the smaller tender and Vita’s 590hp motor will power the larger version. In both cases the motors will power stern drive propulsion.

E-Motion outboards to go public, Vision to price placing

Vision Marine Technologies, the Canadian firm behind the E-Motion electric outboard, has announced an initial public offering of 2.4 million common shares at US$10 per share to raise US$24m before offering expenses. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Vision Marine Technologies claims the first fully electric outboard powertrain system that combines batteries, inverter, and high-efficiency motor with its proprietary assembly between the transmission and the electric motor and extensive control software that it says increases range and performance.

Sweden’s X SHORE Scales Up Production Of Luxury Electric Speedboat

About 200 metres out from the jetty, Konrad Bergström asks me a question he’s almost certainly asked before: what can I hear? Nothing, I reply, just the sound of the water as we glide through the harbour in Stockholm. We could be on a sailing boat, it’s so quiet. I’m aboard the 2021 model of the Eelex 8000, X Shore’s luxury electric speedboat. It was the search for just this sound of the waves that first inspired Bergström in his quest to build an electric speedboat. But perhaps the real appeal of the boat is that it can go up to 40 knots and accelerate rapidly – all while creating no emissions.

Electric Boats – Evoy fish farming boats eliminates emissions with ABB drives

Electrification among small vessels & workboats is an area of rapid #innovation at the moment. One example of innovation is a fully-electric fish farming #boat, Evoy, which is possibly the world’s fastest serial-production craft of its type.

Torqeedo new products announced for 2021

Powerful new saildrives, TorqLink interface, Travel 603 motor lead Torqeedo new products launch as company comes off record 2020 sales season. In a digital press conference today, the company unveiled new products and managing directors Dr Ralf Plieninger and Dr Michael Rummel talked about the company’s objectives and opportunities for electric marine propulsion in every area: recreational, commercial, charter fleets and eco-tourism.

Georgia Boating Company Outdoor Network Announces Expansion, New Advanced Factory

A marine and power sports equipment company is planning a $22 million expansion at its Georgia headquarters, state officials announced. Outdoor Network, a dealer and distributor of equipment and parts that operates e-commerce sites Boats.net, Partzilla.com, and Firedog.com, will expand a distribution center and build a new advanced manufacturing facility in Albany, Georgia.

Plans unveiled for new dayboat powered by lithium sulphur batteries

A plan to exploit the benefits of using lithium sulphur batteries instead of normal lithium ion batteries in a marine application is being developed by British company Oxis Energy. This pioneering new development centres around a project to build a 12m dayboat for the leisure sector to exploit the potential ...

Electric Boat Sales Heat Up

Austrian solar catamaran pioneer Silent-Yachts sold its first solar cat in 2018, and business is booming. The builder now has 11 electric yachts in the water, and it will build 20 more electric cats in 2021 at the company’s two new shipyards in Thailand and Italy.

VESSEL REVIEW | GRIEG 04 – HIGH-SPEED, ALL-WEATHER GENERAL SERVICE WORKBOAT FOR GRIEG SEAFOOD’S SHETLAND SALMON FARM

Flugga Boats has delivered a batch of four newbuild fish farm support vessels to the Shetland salmon farming division of Norwegian aquaculture company Grieg Seafood. As with other craft in the Flugga Boats product line, the Grieg Seafood workboats each have an aluminium hull and an HDPE collar to help ensure longer vessel lifespan and lower maintenance requirements. The all-weather, high-speed craft will be used primarily to transfer personnel between the different sites within Grieg Seafood’s vast salmon farming operation in the Scottish archipelago of Shetland, where Flugga Boats is also located.

Stockholm to Install Electric Boat Charging Stations

Candela, the Swedish electric boat manufacturer, has teamed with solar energy supplier Nordsol to roll out what it describes as the “world’s first charging network” for electric boats. The new charging posts will be installed in the Stockholm archipelago and will initially be free. Starting in the spring and winter of 2021, Candela and Nordsol will install charging points at five locations in Sweden — Strömma, Saltsjöbaden, Sandhamn, Fjäderholmarna, and Utö harbour.