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Plugboats: Yamaha, Mercury, Tohatsu, Yanmar get in the game

The Mercury Avatar lineup Apr 25, 2024 by Jeff Butler S…

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Plugboats: Electric Roundup

Mar 14, 2024 It’s end of the winter boat show season, a…

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Four Winns and Canada’s Vision Marine win major general boating award for electric H2e.

The Four Winns H2e, with electric power train by Montreal’s Vision Marine Technologies, has won the Runabout category for 2023 in the prestigious Boat of the Year Awards presented by the US publication BOATING Magazine.

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Plugboats: Electric takes centre stage at marine trade show

Dec 7, 2023 By Jeff Butler METSTRADE is ‘the world’s la…

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Plugboats: Nine winners of the 4th Gussies electric boat awards

Nov 9, 2023 After tallying the votes from a panel of 25…

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Plugboats: Fourth international Gussies underway.

The Gustave Trouvé Awards for Excellence in Electric Bo…

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Plugboats: Halifax Technology Lets Electric Boats Feed Power Back to Grid

One of the keys for the world’s transition to renewable…

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Plugboats: Canadian Electric Speedboat Part of Guinness Record Swim

May 24, 2023 By Jeff Butler When swimmer Merle Liivand…

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Plugboats: New EB EINS ultralight electric boat weighs only 89 kilograms

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.

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Plugboats: IONized

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.

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Plugboats: Brunswick launches Veer – new boat brand for electric propulsion

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.

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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.

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Plugboats: Electric boats zoom to 2023

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.

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Plugboats: A major conversion of a 100 year old!

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.

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Plugboats: Solar Electric Catamaran Uses Wingsail to Increase Range with No Fossil Fuels

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.

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Plugboats: Testing a compact electric dinghy

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.

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Plugboats: Sea-Doo introduces electric hydrofoil board

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.

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Plugboats: Ninth annual Monaco races showcase latest electric boat innovations

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.

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Plugboats: X-Yachts adds electric option

X-Yachts of Denmark is the latest shipyard to offer electric propulsion on its sailing yachts with the introduction of the X4⁹E, an adapted version of their existing X4⁹ model.

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Plugboats: Arc One, world’s most powerful electric boat hits the water

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’.

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Plugboats: Electric hydrofoiling speedboat unveils water taxi version in Venice

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.

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Plugboats: Delphia 11 – first all-electric yacht from Beneteau Group

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.

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Plugboats: America’s Cup hydrogen powered chase boat takes flight

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.

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