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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.  

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February 21st, 2014

Waterway of the week: Onodaga Lake,

Onodaga Lake, Syracuse NY. Known is one America’s dirtiest lakes. The Industrial revolution came, Syracuse and points along the Erie Canal boomed with business, money and pollution. Currently the storm runoff plays the biggest problem – When storm runoff and the sewage combine it  overflows and goes right into Lake Onodaga over 50 times per…
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February 19th, 2014

Way Back “Whensday”

When the Blues are running….” The summer life of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Mears centers very definitely in their Elco Cruisette. A few steps from the door of their bayshore home it lies expectantly at anchor, ready at a moment’s notice to carry them out into the bay for a week-end cruise – for a…
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January 29th, 2014

Lakeland Boating: Tech Talk

by Elizabeth Altick  This winter’s boat shows will dazzle spectators with revolutionary power and technology. Everyone wants boating to be easier, safer, cleaner and more fun. The world-class engines and electronics highlighted in the pages that follow will happily fulfill any boater’s wish list. From Honda’s 2.3 h.p. outboard, Volvo Penta’s glass cockpit and Elco’s…
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January 28th, 2014

Boating Industry: It’s Electric

Liz Keener, Managing Editor: January 1, 2014  Quiet, zero-emissions electric boats and motors growing in popularity There’s no doubt that electric transportation is permeating the country. Electric trains and hybrid buses now serve as alternatives to their gas- and diesel-driven mass transit counterparts, and it’s hard to take a road trip without seeing quite a few…
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January 24th, 2014

Elco featured in Yachting

Is the Sea Greener, by Dudley Dawson, Yachting Magazine A word that pops up with increasing frequency in the world of marine propulsion is hybrid, and for good reason. The technology offers advantages over traditional diesel-only drives in some scenarios, on both yachts and commercial vessels. Whether it is right for you depends on a…
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December 31st, 2013

Elco Re-Power featured in WoodenBoat

Late in 2010 David Gillespie approached Huckins Yacht Corporation, an authorized Elco Dealer from Jacksonville Florida for assistance with re-powering his treasured restoration project “Vagabond”, a 1910 Yacht built by Consolidated Shipbuilding. The story of the repower was featured in the October issue of Wooden Boat Magazine.  Read More