Electrification News

Brunswick expands electrification capability

Brunswick Corporation continues to develop solutions to further improve boater experiences both by advancing the efficiency and capabilities of its core product lines and through its ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification & Shared Access) strategy. In order to advance this strategy, Brunswick is establishing new leaders with strong technology experience and strengthening its development capability and investments in electrification technology and programs, in addition to autonomy and connectivity.


Turkish boat builder Sefine Shipyard has won a prestigious order to supply Norwegian operator Boreal with five electric ferries – each supported by two Volvo Penta D13 MG IMO III generator sets (gensets). The ferries will operate to-and-from the islands in the inner Oslo fjord and run sheduled services throughout the day. The Multi Maritime-designed vessels will each have a length of 35 metres, a beam of eight metres, and two passenger decks capable of accommodating up to 350 people.


In close collaboration with electrification experts, Danfoss Editron, Volvo Penta is powering two hybrid vessels using pilot technology. Set to be launched in summer 2021 these vessels are an innovative combination of integrated electric Volvo Penta Inboard Performance Systems (IPS), state-of-the-art gensets, and advanced vessel management systems.


Next batch of Inboard systems ready for spring 2021. The systems are a bit delayed due to the Covid-19 but are expected delivered in the next months to our customers in Norway. If you order your inboard 400 hp system now you will be in Batch 2, for delivery in May/June next year. Batch 2 is also allocated for deliveries in Norway. For batch 3 after summer 2021, we can potentially start with the first deliveries in Europe.


Moving forward after BRP discontinued Evinrude. Evoy had the agreement in place with Evinrude Norway for smaller volumes based on that leg. Then, sadly, BRP surprisingly decided to discontinue the 107 years old Evinrude brand in May this year. We went back to the drawing board with regards to the mechanical solution and we are happy to announce that we are doing an assessment of Oxe Marine to test our system with their patented belt-driven lower leg. You can read more about that in this Oxe – Evoy Press Relese.

Stockholm to debut “world’s first charging network” for electric boats

Candela, the Swedish electric boat manufacturer, has teamed up 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 completely free.

Silent-Yachts Has 10 Solar Electric Catamarans Under Construction

Silent-Yachts is building one Silent 55, five Silent 60 and four Silent 80 models at its production facilities with plans to deliver more than 15 yachts in 2021. The Austrian company has sold over 30 solar electric catamarans between 55 and 80 feet to date, and ordered 500 lithium battery packs equal to 2.5 megawatts so it can keep up with production.

New Zealand’s 1st all electric commercial boats

Shipyard’s electric commercial boats include a 6 metre lobster workboat and a 10.2 meter power catamaran that is also available as a hybrid. Sean Kelly is the leader of the team at the Electric Boats shipyard in Tauranga, New Zealand and has a long and colourful history that covers the breadth of every type of nautical endeavour in that country and beyond. It includes six years in the NZ Navy, two America’s Cup campaigns and nine months on a UN environmental monitoring programme with the late Kiwi sailing legend Sir Peter Blake.

Revolutionary high torque electric motor gets $74M support

High torque electric motor manufacturer Linear Labs has added $6M in new investment to a recent $68.9 million partnership and incentive from the City of Fort Worth, Texas. The $6M round was closed with participation from new and existing investors including Lowercarbon Capital, Duke Angel Network and Moving Capital – an Uber-alumni investing syndicate. The motor generating all this excitement is the HET – Hunstable Electric Turbine – which uses a magnetic tunnel to surround the stator resulting in motors the company says can produce ‘at a minimum, sometimes more, but at a minimum – two to three times the torque output of any electric motor in the world, and it does this at high efficiency throughout the torque and speed range.”

Check Out the All-Electric Super Air Nautique GS22E at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Nautique Boats and Ingenity are giving interested buyers of the new Super Air Nautique GS22E an incredible chance to experience it for themselves. This opportunity will take place at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 28 – November 1, 2020). The FLIBS is set to be one of the very few public marine events that will be happening in 2020, so it’s one you don’t want to miss.