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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    

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December 9th, 2013

Harbor Tours

Tour the Peconic Bay on GLORY GLORY is the perfect cruising vessel for Peconic Bay. It is unique in that it is the only cruise boat in New York that produces zero emissions, is virtually quiet, and leaves nothing that is harmful to the environment. It is New York’s only “Green” Electric-powered harbor tour boat…
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December 9th, 2013

Electric Boat Tour on The Independence

Glide over one of Brooklyn’s most scenic landscapes. Take an electric boat tour of the Lullwater in Prospect Park, and you will find yourself surrounded by stunning natural beauty in the middle of New York City. You may find it so tranquil that you forget you are in the middle of one of the biggest…
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April 11th, 2013

Canals of Amsterdam: Waterway of the Month

Elco’s waterway this month are the canals of Amsterdam, one of Netherland’s top tourist attractions. These canals are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list, are monumental to the Dutch mercantile spirit, and a symbol of the Golden Age. There is no better way to experience Amsterdam then by boat! In recent times, the number…
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March 12th, 2013

Richard B. Russell Lake: Waterway of the Month

  Elco’s waterway this Month is Richard B. Russell Lake located on the Savannah River bordering Georgia and South Carolina. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers originally constructed this man made lake which now visited by more than 1 million people per year for a variety of activities such as water sports, hunting, hiking, picnicking,…
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February 23rd, 2013

Wallowa Lake, Oregon: Waterway of the Month

  Elco’s waterway this month is Wallowa Lake, in Oregon. Known as “The Crown Jewel of Eastern Oregon”, this small lake contains extremely clean water and is surrounded by the stunning Eagle Cap Mountains. Wallowa Lake is generally calm, making it a great place for electric motorized boating. Why is this our waterway you ask?…
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January 22nd, 2013

Elco Waterway: Adams Lake State Park

Elco’s waterway this week is Adam’s Lake State Park. Located in Ohio’s bluegrass region, its one of the state’s most scenic and biologically interesting areas. This lake lies in an area rich in natural diversity with many unique plants and animals. Why is it our waterway you ask? Aside from being a beautiful lake wedged…
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