Electrification News

Berlin tour boat retrofitted with quiet new Torqeedo Deep Blue system

Oranje Nassau, a Berlin sightseeing boat and watertaxi, has ditched the diesel and now has an electric Torqeedo Deep Blue system providing her passengers a silent, smooth, emission and fume-free outing along the Spree River and other urban waterways. The 20-meter, 55-passenger vessel with wraparound windows and transparent roof is powered by a Torqeedo Deep Blue 50i electric drive and three Deep Blue batteries with 120 kWh capacity. The Deep Blue 50i is rated at continuous power of 55kW and peak power of 66 Peak, using 360V. T

Elon Musk’s SpaceX partners with Silent Yachts

New partnership will provide communication links for Silent catamarans. In a development of its SpaceX multiple satellite-based communications network, Elon Musk has launched the new Starlink Maritime service specifically designed to meet the needs of yachts, commercial vessels and oil rigs. To expand this new service, SpaceX has agreed…

Vision Marine testing new high voltage battery packs

Partnership with Octillion Power Systems to deliver purpose-built power cells designed specifically for marine use

Silent-Yachts Acquires Italian Yard

Solar-electric power cat builder Silent-Yachts has purchased a new-build shipyard on the Adriatic Sea in Fano, Italy, according to a statement. The 236,806-square-foot facility will employ approximately 250 people and will serve as the build site for the company’s Silent 60 and Silent 80 models, as well as its soon-to-launch Silent-Tender range. “Our acquisition of the facility in Fano is a great opportunity for the city and for the nautical sector in the area,” CEO Michael Köhler said in the statement. “In 2022 we will employ approximately 250 people, both directly and indirectly, and we have expansion plans already under discussion to increase the production capacity of our sites and acquire new ones.”

Taiga begins deliveries of Orca electric PWC

Taiga Motors Corporation, an electric off-road vehicle manufacturer, announced it initiated deliveries of its Orca personal watercraft. Taiga’s 2022 Orca marks its world’s first electric personal watercraft sale, as the company continues to ramp up production, furthering its legacy of being a pioneer in the electric powersports industry.

Cleaner boating fuels: 5 diesel alternatives that could outperform batteries

Electric boats might be grabbing the headlines but, with diesel-powered craft still dominant, isn’t it time we looked at greener fuel alternatives? While there’s understandable excitement surrounding the new generation of electric boats from the likes of X Shore, Candela and Delphia, the truth is that battery power won’t be replacing the internal combustion engine in larger planing craft any time soon.

Ingenity Launches Second Experience Center in Lake Geneva

LAKE GENEVA, WI (June 16, 2022) – This summer, Ingenity Electric, an innovative electric boat company under the Correct Craft family of brands, is bringing the future of boating to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin by launching its second “tiny home” experience center. At the site, Ingenity will showcase both the reigning Boat of the Year, the Nautique GS22E for watersports, and the newly released Ingenity 23E day boat. Both are powered by Ingenity’s 100% battery-electric drive system.

EPropulsion Debuts Electric Inboard

EPropulsion announced that its first electric inboard, the H-100, makes its world debut at this week’s Electric and Hybrid Marine Expo in Amsterdam. The 100-kW motor has a modular design and is engineered for larger vessels with a full displacement up to 200 tons, ePropulsion said in a statement yesterday. It is suitable for a variety of vessels, from sailing yachts and cruisers to small passenger ferries.

Arc One Electric Speedboat

Los Angeles-based electric boat company Arc announced this morning that sales have opened for its flagship Arc One electric speedboat, which the company boasts is the “most powerful electric watercraft commercially available. The Arc One earns that power title handily, mostly due to two factors. First, it’s loaded to the teeth with a giant motor and a massive battery pack to supply the necessary power. And second, there simply aren’t that many commercially available electric boats… yet.

How Washington is leading the way for electric boats in the US

SEATTLE — A city shaped by water is the inspiration for innovation. It’s why Washington state has become a leader in electric boating technology in the United States. “Seattle is a place where you touch the water,” Pure Watercraft founder Andy Rebele said while aboard the company's pontoon boat in the middle of Lake Union.