Electrification News

ePropulsion debuts electric inboard

ePropulsion has expanded its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) offering with the launch of an electric inboard, the H-100. The H-100 will make its world debut at this year’s Electric & Hybrid Marine Expo, taking place in June at RAI Amsterdam. The new H-100 is a 100kw inboard motor, engineered for larger sailing boats and motor vessels between 60- to 100-feet with a full displacement up to 200 tons. Suitable for large sailing yachts, catamarans, small passenger ferries and trip boats, commercial workboats and large inland cruisers or barges, the drive system can be straight to propellor, stern drive, sail drive or Azimuth thruster.

Vetus-Maxwell to demo new electric propulsion system at SCIBS

Dutch equipment manufacturer and distributor Vetus-Maxwell will be demonstrating its latest electric propulsion solution in Australia this week when the 2022 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) opens its doors on Thursday.

Spain gets first Aqua superPower charging hub

MDL’s Sant Carles Marina in Catalonia has become the first marina in Spain to install Aqua superPower’s marine fast charger for electric boat charging.

Torqeedo collaborates with Proton on hydrogen charging system

Hydrogen fuel cell charging to be integrated into Torqeedo’s electric propulsion systems
Torqeedo has announced a new collaboration that will see a hydrogen fuel cell charging option applied to its electric propulsion systems.

Italian builder presents first electric boat model

The 7.4m vessel will be presented at boot Düsseldorf 2023

MERCURY RACING POWERS FIRST TEST OF E1 SERIES RACE BOAT

Mercury Racing has completed work on the first E1-X, a prototype electric outboard  for the E1 Series, a new powerboat racing series expected to debut in 2023. Mercury Racing joins the E1 Series as Official Propulsion and Propeller Partner and will contribute to development of the propulsion architecture and propeller.

Ingenity 23E yacht tour: This electric pontoon boat is a compelling package

At first glance the Ingenity 23E looks like a pontoon boat, however the hull is a tunnelled monohull giving it a cruising speed of 17 knots and a maximum of 26 knots.Throttle down to displacement speed and you’ll get up to 14 hours of continuous use from the largest 164kWh battery option. It shares its motor with the Nautique GS22E wake boat, meaning there’s more than enough torque for water sports, but here they have fitted it to a regular Mercury Bravo 4 sterndrive leg for easy, predictable handling.

The American Boating Congress propelling the future of the marine industry

Last week, The American Boating Congress (“ABC”) took place in Washington, D.C., from May 11-13, 2022. The ABC is the marine industry’s preeminent advocacy event, led by members of Congress and administration officials, National Marine Manufacturers Association (“NMMA”), American Sportfishing Association (“ASA”), and Center for Sportfishing Policy (“CSP”). Over the course of the three day legislative conference, recreational boating industry leaders took to Capitol Hill to discuss timely political and policy updates, formulate public policies, and present a unified front on issues that impact marine businesses.

Evoy electric boat motors charge up with €7.3M funding round

Smiles all around as Evoy electric boat motors of Norway is the latest e-marine company to announce a successful funding round:  €7.3 million Euros (US$ 7.66M) slated for development, research and expanding markets for their high performance electric inboard and outboard systems.

New crowdfunding campaign for UK electric boat company Pixii

UK electric boat company Pixii has launched a crowdfunding equity campaign on the Seedrs platform with a goal of £350,000 (≈ $US8M). As of this writing the campaign has already reached 87% of that goal, with 30 days remaining until the May 31 finish. Equity crowdfunding campaigns are a fairly recent development and mean that participants purchase shares and ownership in the company, rather than just getting a deal on the launch of the product or other incentive.