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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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beneatu-trawler

November 4th, 2014

Shock and Awesome – Beneteau Goes Hybrid

Hybrid technology is seemingly everywhere in the automotive world these days. And not just in small cars, but also in heavy trucks, buses, and sport utility vehicles. But what about the boating world; is this a technology that has any place in a boat? Well the answer is “sort of,” and not for the reasons you…
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November 4th, 2014

IBEX 2014 VIDEO

Elco Motor Yachts displays hybrid propulsion system at IBEX TAMPA, Fla. — Alternative power systems have been one of the leading innovations in the marine industry in the last few years, with engines being powered by electricity, propane and even natural gas. “It’s an elegant, clean propulsion solution and many people in the industry are…
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October 30th, 2014

Scout.com – Takes a Ride in an Electric Boat

  by Patrick Carone Elco Motor Yachts is on the cutting edge of electric and hybrid boating. After all, why should cars have all the non-gasoline-fueled fun? Gearheads the world over love nothing more than talking about Tesla. Yes, the electric car company founded by Elon Musk has revolutionized the way folks think about non-gasoline-powered automobiles….
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April 13th, 2014

Work Boat: Re-Power

On April 8th, 2014 the NYSCC Tug (Tender 4) was launched by a huge crane into the mostly iced-over NYS Erie Canal. Once in the water we waited for NYSCC workers to monitor for hull leaks and shaft stuffing leaks. Once cleared, we fired up the Twin EP-10000s at slow rpm and gradually increased to…
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April 8th, 2014

Electric Re-power

Dorset, Canada: Lake of Bays: The museum is completing a ten year restoration project of a 66’ steam powered cabin launch that originally transported people around the lake and to their island camps.  Bigwin will be giving tour boat rides on Lake of Bays all Spring, Summer and Fall. The Museum had the original steam…
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March 19th, 2014

Way Back “Whensday”

Enjoy a care-free summer on an Elco Forty-five! Free from the promiscuity of hotels, from the dust and danger of crowded roads, you can voyage wherever fancy dictates; take long runs up or down the coats; rest and swim in sheltered coves, eat and sleep and enjoy life as you never have before.