April 11, 2023
One of the issues right now for electric planing boats is, to put it simply…the weight of the batteries. For a planing sport boat in the neighbourhood of 20-25 feet, there is a constant battle between the power needed to get the boat up and staying on plane with the weight of the battery needed to achieve any range.
March 21, 2023
There is always a lot of action going on at boat shows, but I was a bit startled at the Miami show to be walking along checking out exhibitors when just to my right I heard the music of Jimmy Buffett start up and looked over to see a small machine that was blinking away and lighting up like a robot from Star Wars.
January 24, 2023
Earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Brunswick Corporation launched Veer, an all-new boat brand designed to support electric propulsion and appeal to the next generation of boaters.
January 10, 2023
Plugboats: Why Are These Electric Boat Builders in The Middle Of The Desert At The Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show?
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is best known as the annual geekfest where the latest in computers, software, home entertainment, video games and other electronic gadgets are on display.
January 10, 2023
On January 4th, 2023, Mercury Marine introduced the Avator™ 7.5e electric outboard at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 in Las Vegas. Avator is Mercury’s next step forward in marine innovation and the 7.5e model is the first in a series of electric outboard products to be released in 2023.
December 20, 2022
It’s that time of year when all the prognosticators pull out their crystal balls and try to predict what will happen in the next 12 months. While it’s always a bit of a fool’s task to try to predict the future, when it comes to electric boats we know a couple of tings for sure.
December 6, 2022
The February issue of CY is jam packed with a gallery of Hot New Boats! Over the summer months and at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show the CY Team got on board to view each boat. We curated an amazing gallery of up-and-coming fibreglass beauties ranging from day boats to cruisers.
December 6, 2022
The third ‘Gussies’ international electric boat awards have announced the winning boats the ‘best represent excellence in electric boats and boating. This year’s awards were presented in nine categories of boats that include both boats in production as well as concept electric boats or those in development.
November 8, 2022
More than one owner of a sailboat in the past few years has thought, when trying to fire up a diesel or gas motor, that maybe the time is right to convert to electric for the times when they are not sailing under wind power.
October 12, 2022
One of the challenges of electric propulsion for boats is range. On a fast-planing boat no one wants to be told they can only enjoy it for only a limited time. On an offshore cruiser no one wants to find out they can’t get back to shore.
September 21, 2022
Two weeks ago, I got a call from a CBC radio reporter looking to do a story on electric boats and hoping to go out for a spin in one. That was the good news. The bad news was he called late on a Friday afternoon and wanted to do the item for a Tuesday show.
September 6, 2022
The first builder of electric boats, founded in 1893, Elco now introduces new designs of its EP-6, EP-12 and EP-20 inboard motors that are half the weight and one-third smaller in length and height than previous models.
August 23, 2022
One of the top requests in the electrification of water transport is for a jet ski that can deliver the same thrill as a gas powered unit for the rider – but with a lot less noise for those out on or near the water with them.
August 10, 2022
The Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (MEBC) took place in the principality July 8 to 13 and shows how far the technology of electric boating has come and give some hints about what lies ahead.
June 21, 2022
Arc Boats, a venture-backed startup building high-performance, fully electric boats, has launched its flagship Arc One model. The company says it is the most powerful electric watercraft commercially available and marks a milestone not just for the company, ‘but also for the nascent electric boating industry’.
June 7, 2022
When the twist-type connector was invented in 1938, production boats were made of wood and didn’t have power-hungry electrical components. In today’s vessels, utilizing state-of-the-art materials and technologies is the norm, including the revolutionary SmartPlug Dual Configuration Cordset.
June 7, 2022
Candela, the Swedish company that is revolutionizing electric boating with its hydrofoiling speedboats, has unveiled the P-8 Voyager, a water taxi/ferry version of its C8 model at the Venice Boat Show that ran May 28 – June 5.
May 24, 2022
Racheté par le groupe Bénéteau en 2018, Delphia Yachts a lancé son premier bateau tout électrique avec la promesse que l’entreprise ne construira que des unités électriques d’ici 2024.
May 11, 2022
Purchased by the Beneteau Group in 2018, Delphia Yachts launched its first all-electric yacht along with the promise that the company will build only electric vessels by 2024.
May 10, 2022
Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), qui a introduit la technologie des foils lors de l’America’s Cup en 2012, innove à nouveau avec le lancement du premier bateau de poursuite à zéro émission à hydrogène.
April 20, 2022
Emirates Team New Zealand, who introduced foiling to America’s Cup competition in 2012, is innovating again with the launch of the first hydrogen powered zero emission chase boat.
March 23, 2022
Commissioned by the owner of the 2020 UK-built sailing/electric yacht Geist, the 35’ Electric Flier is an electrically powered sportboat made out of wood. She will be built by Spirit Yachts, which was founded in 1993 to give connoisseurs a wooden alternative to fiberglass production boats.
March 9, 2022
Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced its Avator™ electric outboard concept, representing Mercury’s next step in marine innovation, advanced technology, and engineering.