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February 11th, 2016

Beating the Competition with Elco Electric Motors

Catch of the Day: For many fishermen competing on inland lakes, the question isn’t whether or not to repower their vessel with an electric propulsion system, but which type of motor they should choose. Anglers who regularly compete in tournaments push their equipment longer and much harder than the average boater, so we interviewed Walt…
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November 15th, 2015

Electric Motor Giveaway makes a Splash

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Steve Keblinsky has been taking passengers sailing on schooners and friendship sloops for many years, doing business as Downeast Sailing Adventures. On sunset sails in Southwest Harbor in summers past, he said, when he had to fire up the old diesel engine in his 1964 Phillip J. Nichols Friendship sloop Surprise to head back…
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July 22nd, 2015

Way Back “Whensday” 1925

Way Back “Whensday” takes us to 1925. Elco’s award winning advertising was in many many magazines across the world, telling tales of adventures aboard an Elco. The ad reads… -and what a summer for the children! Close that city apartment, that suburban home-and live all summer on an Elco Cruisette! Hundreds of families in the…
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June 20th, 2015

Elco Electric Elite Fishing Series

  The first stop of the Elco Electric Elite Fishing Series was a huge success, with over 40 boats ascending on Lake Garner in Georgia Elco debuted its 9.9 HP electric motor. The Elco was by far the fastest motor on the water, the winners of the tournament Bobby Hood and Jason Burkholder took home…
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March 22nd, 2015

Miami Cruise Day a Huge Success

Thank you all who came and tested the Beneteau Hybrid Trawler by Elco. The skies were blue and we were green cruising in the 34 foot trawler – clean, pure electric power. Elco worked closely with Beneteau and Cummins Diesel for the perfect fit and turned to ZF Transmissions to offer flip of the switch operation from diesel to…
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February 8th, 2015

Trawler Hybrid Cruises in Miami

Join us for a private cruise in Miami aboard the Beneteau Swift Trawler Hybrid powered by Elco Electric and a Cummins Diesel. With a flip of a switch, you can from from silent, clean, and pure electric power to diesel. Friday Saturday Sunday February 13-15: 9 AM – 6 PM Monday February 16: 9 AM –…
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January 26th, 2015

Winter Cruise

It’s never too late for a ride, especially when it’s on 100% pure electric power. It might have been cold, it might have been really cold, but the team at Elco was still enjoying the rip around the lake.

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January 12th, 2015

Thanks to the guys at “Reel Monsters”

We had a great day on the water with the Reel Monsters TV Show, they came to check out our electric outboard motors – which are just perfect for fishing, nice and quiet and great for the environment. Check out this great video “they” put together – Thanks Reel Monsters!

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December 10th, 2014

2014’s top 10 boats and boat of the year

WorkBoat magazine named the offshore refueling vessel Great Expectations its 2014 Boat of the Year at an awards ceremony. The vessel was chosen the top boat from WorkBoat’s list of the 10 Significant Boats of 2014. The 314’×66’×30′ DP-2 vessel, built for a joint venture of John W. Stone Oil Distributor and Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) at ECO’s La Ship in Houma, La., can carry…
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November 9th, 2014

Q&A with Elco Motor Yachts CEO Steve Lamando

From Trade Only: Posted on October 27th, 2014, Written by Richard Armstrong Elco introduced its first electric outboard this year, available in 5- and 7-hp equivalents, and a 25-hp model is planned for 2015. Electric hybrid technology has become commonplace in the auto industry — each of the major manufacturers builds one. Toyota, with its…
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