Elco News


October 24th, 2016

From the Pilothouse by Jonathan Cooper, Editor-In-Chief

as seen in Passagemaker Magazine NOV/DEC 2016 In the past year, we’ve covered a wide swath of cruising boats on the market. Boats built in Taiwan and China, both coasts of the United States, Italy, and Holland. Boats built to exacting standards from a variety of materials: steel, aluminum, fiberglass, wood. We’ve covered trawlers with…
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April 2nd, 2016

All Hail the Green Machine

Electric motors and battery capacity will exceed the horsepower and range of gas engines and a tank full of fuel. When that happens, internal combustion engines may vanish as quickly as a stack of $20s at the gas dock. How soon will that happen? Likely before first-graders today are ready to buy their first boat, and possibly before they’re…
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March 20th, 2016

WoodenBoat Magazine Reviews the Elco 9.9 Electric Outboard

The Elco 9.9hp Outboard Motor: Reviewed by Greg Rossel: Issue Number 247, www.woodenboat.com Electric propulsion on land and water has been around for more than a century. The appeal is the same as it has always been: Electric motors are clean, powerful, low-maintenance, durable, vibration and odor-free, safe, and quiet. They emit no pollution and, as…
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February 22nd, 2016

Elco Electric “In Action”

In appreciation of all the people who have supported Elco during the last 120 years. We say, Thank You, for helping us grow from founder, to leader, to broadest provider of inboard and outboard electric and hybrid propulsion power in the world.  Enjoy the video, continue to help keep our waters clean, and stay Electric….
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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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Elco motor giveaway

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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November 5th, 2015

Workboat Propelled by Elco Electric Motors Recognized for Technological Advances

Workboat Propelled by 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…
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July 23rd, 2015

USOC Adventures debuts Elco Elite Fishing Series

First, USOC travels to California and team up with “The Heart of Valor” for a deep sea fishing trip with Pursuit Channel and USOC Trip Winner ARMY Veteran Mark Altman. Next, they feature the Elco Elite Fishing Series an All-Electric only fishing tournament at Lake Varner in Georgia. Lastly the product segment, USOC features GameXtactor….
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July 22nd, 2015

Green is Clean: from Scuttlebutt Magazine Summer issue

  Electric Elco is the recognized premier manufacturer of fine quality launches and electric drive systems. Their high-effieiency, electric drive systems are compact and can be install into new or existing boats from daysailders to 75′ yachts. Elco pioneered the electric boat over a century ago; long before gas powered vessels were in use. The…
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June 23rd, 2015

Royalty Renovated: May/June, 2015

As seen in PassageMaker Magazine  Story by Bill Jacobs Did Mark and Lori Dickert know that they were joining the privileged ranks of John Jacob Astor, Grand Duke Alexander of Russia, Admiral George Dewey, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild and Ed Wynn? All of them living in the Gilded Age had one thing…
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