Electrification News

Power play: Electric boats charge up the boating industry ladder

Although an early electric boat was developed by German inventor Moritz von Jacobi in 1839, it took more than 30 years of battery and motor development before they became more practical – and popular. And it’s taken another 150 years for them to become a four-and-a-half billion dollar segment worldwide.

Zin Boats reinvents the electric speedboat in a bid to become the Tesla of the sea

The automotive industry is knee deep in the vast transition to electric, but one place where gas is still going strong is out on the water. Seattle startup Zin Boats wants to start what you might call a sea change by showing, as Tesla did with cars, that an electric boat can be not just better for the planet, but better in almost every other way as well.

Torqeedo Drives Toward Marine Electromobility

The future is painted bright for companies dealing in hybrid and electric marine propulsion, as vessel owners and operators pursue cleaner technologies to comply with ever-stricter environmental regulations while also seeking ways to improve their bottom line.

Digital Thread Enables Innovative AR Customer Experiences

Each Beneteau yacht is an example of design, engineering, and workmanship. For nearly 130 years, this global manufacturer of luxury boats has built distinctive yachts while creating unique experiences for its customers.

Schottel to Equip Kenya’s Powerful New Tug

German propulsion systems manufacturer Schottel says it has secured a contract with Turkish shipyard Med Marine to provide azimuth thrusters for a powerful new salvage tug ordered by Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). The vessel will be equipped with main and auxiliary propulsion systems from Schottel, achieving a bollard pull of more than 120 tonnes. The Robert Allan RAstar 4200 (MED-A42120) design vessel is considered the largest tugboat on the East African Coast of the Indian Ocean.

Deutz To Rep Torqeedo in South Florida

Electric drive systems manufacturer Torqeedo will now be represented by parent company Deutz in South Florida. West Palm Beach’s Deutz Power Center Florida in West Palm Beach — which opened earlier this year — will provide parts, sales and service for Torqueedo’s electromobility products from 0.5 to 100 kW for both commercial and recreational needs.

Considering an All-electric Future

One can hardly read industry news these days without seeing mention of hybrid vessels or batteries. We’ve all heard the praise and the pitfalls discussed by proponents and critics alike.


X Shore - driving the future of electric boating - will launch the Eelex 2021 edition in September.

Yamaha shows off ‘extremely compact’ electric motors developed for electric motorcycles, cars

We developed EV motors first with our motorcycles, and we’ve continued that work, but also combined the know-how from our engines to create these new units.

Yamaha Motor starts evaluation trials on next-generation control system

Yamaha Motor Co Ltd is to start evaluation trials of its new integrated electric propulsion unit and steering control system HARMO at Hokkaido-based Otaru Canal Cruise from August 7Th