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).
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.
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.
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