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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.