Elco News

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February 8th, 2015

Propulsion preview: by Trade Only

Alternative energy Elco Motor Yachts began offering electric outboard engines last year, debuting 5-, 7- and 9.9-hp models. The company expects to unveil two more outboards in the 15- to 25-hp range in 2015. The engines should appeal to boaters on lakes that prohibit combustion engines and to saltwater sailors, the company says. Elco also…
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yachting

January 24th, 2015

THE FUTURE: ELECTRIC BOATS

Yachting Magazine, December 2014: by Vincent Daniello When will battery-powered craft become practical? Sooner than you think. President Grover Cleveland pushed a button and the world changed. He was in Chicago at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition celebrating Christopher Columbus’ first voyage. For the first time on a large scale, 11,000 kilowatts of electricity illuminated 250,000 electric…
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January 15th, 2015

Elco Electric Motors Recognized for Technological Advances

New York canal tender honored as one of WorkBoat Magazine’s Significant Boats of 2014 ATHENS, N.Y. – Dec. 11, 2014 – Tender 4, the first electrically powered workboat in the New York State Canal System, has been selected as one of the Significant Boats of 2014 by WorkBoat Magazine for advances in technology and design….
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January 12th, 2015

2015 Event Calendar

• New York Boat Show: January 21-25, 2015 | Javits Center • Vancouver International Boat Show: January 21-25, 2015   • Seattle Boat Show: January 23-February 1 You will find Elco Motor Yachts or one of our Dealers at the following boat shows for 2015. Come see our inboard and outboard electric motors. Please email Dean Heinemann…
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boat-of-the-year

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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trade-only

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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trade-only

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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workboat

October 26th, 2014

Electrified: Old tug gets new life with electric power

WorkBoat Magazine by Michael Crowley – October 2014 It’s not uncommon to repower older boats, especially those built 86 years ago. But replacing an older diesel engine with brand new electric motors — electric motors powered by batteries? That may be about as uncommon as it gets, at least at the moment. But this is…
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