all-electric boat manufacturer Ingenity Electric unveiled its second model at the Discover Miami International Boat Show today. The luxury day-boat, known as the 23E, features Ingenity’s patent-pending modular “skateboard” design and joins the manufacturer’s sportier GS22E boat.
Aqua superPower will supply and install its high-power smart grid marine chargers at no cost to the site owner/operator, creating an infrastructure for electric boats and charging corridors along the 580km of Catalonia’s coastline.
Rim Drive Technology is the only company that offers a rim drive electric outboard motor, and is developing a 15 kiloWatt (≈25 HP) model to extend its current line-up of 4 outboards. It also offers a similar range of electric rim drives in pod motor and thruster configuration.
Pacific6 Enterprises to pilot a parallel battery hybrid propulsion system for a first-of-its kind aquaculture farming vessel. Designed by Kirk Mullen at Oceantech Ltd., a South Island, New Zealand-based naval architecture firm, the aquaculture vessel will be constructed at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Wash. Caterpillar Marine dealer N C Power Systems (Seattle, Wash.) will sell and oversee installation and commissioning of the new hybrid equipment. Powered by a Cat C18 engine and battery hybrid solution, the next-generation hybrid boat will use proven electrical components and power electronics from Caterpillar’s construction and mining product lines.
Market for both electric and hybrid boats to reach US$20b in the next five years
With major outboard manufacturers venturing into electric power and a number of independent companies working on both outboard and inboard electric power, it appears there is no slowing of the move toward battery-powered boating. Except, that is, for the availability of batteries, which industry experts expect to be the choke point. With companies like ePropulsion reporting record sales and General Motors taking a US$150m stake in Pure Watercraft, some experts predict that the market for both true electric and hybrid electric boats will reach US$20b in the next five years.
Electric engine builder predicts strong growth for 2022
Marine electric propulsion systems and services provider ePropulsion, has announced record sales revenue growth in 2021 and forecasts a strong outlook for 2022. Sales revenue increased 200% year-on-year in 2021, with over 15,000 units sold across the globe. The company estimates a further 100% growth rate in 2022 as more boat owners look to switch to more sustainable boating and convert to electric propulsion systems as take-up for commercial use and OEM applications rises.