Electrification News

New electric outboard wins 2 awards at Newport Boat Show

Rhode Island startup Flux Marine debuted its new electric outboard line at the Newport International Boat Show in September and came away as the winner of two Newport for New Products Awards: “Best Green Product ” and “Best New Boating Operation, Maintenance or Safety Product.”
From the beginning the company has been no stranger to awards and rewards. The project started in 2017 as thesis work in electric marine propulsion by Ben Sorkin at Princeton University. In 2018 Flux Marine was founded and Sorkin was joined by fellow Princetonian Jonathan Lord and Daylin Frantin of Boston University (BU).

Arc One: the 350kW electric boat from former SpaceX engineers

We had a chat with Mitch Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Arc Boats, who tells us about creating a 350kW electric boat and how it has a lot in common with the work his CTO and and other team members did on the Space X rockets. With their goal of transitioning marine transportation from fossil fuel to electric “as quickly as possible“, they have already been out skiing behind and testing demos of their high speed water sport towboat – a remarkable achievement considering they started the company less than 10 months ago.

Ingenity’s Super Air Nautique GS22E named a finalist for Boating Magazine 2021 Boat of the Year

Boating Magazine has selected Ingenity’s Super Air Nautique GS22E as one of five finalists for 2021 Boat of the Year. Powered by Ingenity’s electric propulsion and a 124 kWh battery, the Super Air Nautique GS22E features the highest energy density of any recreational electric-drive boat on the market. This boat boasts up to three hours of typical watersports use per charge. At idle, it is nearly silent. Nature and conversations are all that is heard. At speed, the cockpit is drastically quieter than an internal-combustion boat except for the water breaking against the hull.

Correct Craft commits to solar pledge

Correct Craft was recently recognized as an OUC/City of Orlando 2030 Solar Pledge Founding Partner along with leadership from Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and the cities of Orlando and Saint Cloud, Florida. The Solar Pledge is a commitment from influential businesses to lead the path to a renewable energy future. Each year Correct Craft will commit to powering its North Production Facility with more solar energy until it reaches 100% in 2030. This newly acquired facility in Orlando will house the Correct Craft corporate office, Nautique Boat Company, and Watershed Innovation

Silent-Yachts sells first unit of new flagship Silent 100 Explorer

After unveiling its new flagship model, the Silent 100 Explorer, at the 2021 Cannes Yachting Festival in September, Austria’s Silent-Yachts has announced the sale of the first unit with delivery scheduled for 2023. “This new sale, coming after the sale of three of our 80ft models in rapid succession, confirms the market’s interest in the superior comfort of catamarans and solar energy for propulsion needs, as well as all the household appliances on board,” says Silent-Yachts founder and CEO, Michael Köhler.

Candela claims 60 orders for electric day cruiser

Swedish tech company Candela says it has taken more than 60 orders for its €290,000 electric boat, the Candela C-8, making the C-8 one of the fastest-selling 28ft boats on the market. The C-8 is Candela’s next-generation electric boat, using a new version of the company’s patented hydrofoil system. C-8 flies above the waves with greater range than any other electric boat, powered by a new, silent pod thruster – the Candela C-POD.

Yamaha’s Harmo makes U.S. debut

Yamaha Marine introduced its HARMO electric outboard system to the U.S. market during the 2021 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida. Coupling a 48-volt power supply with a high-yield, low-drag 3.7-kilowatt motor, HARMO’s rim-drive electric motor and specially encased impeller provide an incredible 225 pounds of static thrust - the equivalent of a conventional 9.9-horsepower gas-powered motor. Run times depend on battery type, size, configuration and operational parameters.

New Startup Enters The Water: Flux Marine Debuts All-Electric Marine Outboards

Among the exhibitors at a recent Newport International Boat Show was Flux Marine, a startup based right in Rhode Island which showed off its new line of all-electric outboards. After five years of development, the 2018 MassChallenge Boston alum is said to have completely reimagined the electric marine outboard motor from the bottom up. The reported result is a zero-emission motor with performance on par with traditional international combustion models.

Mercury, Navico Join Electric Race Series

Mercury Racing will develop an electric powertrain for a new powerboat racing series, the company announced. Slated to begin in 2023, the E1 Series will feature electric hydrofoil boats, known as RaceBirds, competing on closed courses. Monaco will be a host venue during the inaugural season, with additional locales to be announced. Mercury Racing’s sister Brunswick company Navico announced in a separate statement that it will provide Simrad and C-MAP cartography and electronics to the racers

X Shore to establish US sales office

Stockholm-based electric boat builder X Shore announced early Thursday that the company has established an official North American sales office in Newport, Rhode Island at the famed Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard. The new, year-round facility will oversee all marketing and sales activities for X Shore in the US under the leadership of North American head of sales, Patrick DeSocio. In addition to providing a domestic sales office, the location will also be used for VIP events and sea trials, with an Eelex 8000 accessible on land and in the water.