Elco News


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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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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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


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 motors being powered by electricity, propane and even natural gas. “It’s an elegant, clean propulsion solution and many people in the industry are speaking…
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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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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 motor 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 the…
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August 31st, 2014

Mother Nature Network

Forget electric cars; it’s time for electric boats! Lightweight, inexpensive battery packs are making electric propulsion practical, for everything from yachts and launches to pontoon boats. (Planes, too, but that’s another story.) LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — Who says it’s only cars that are going to be electric powered? Access to today’s highly efficient lithium-ion batteries…
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August 19th, 2014

Green Car Reports on Elco Electric!

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Electric-boat renaissance Today, with the cost of lithium-ion batteries falling steadily and marine enthusiasts slowly starting to understand the benefits of electric propulsion, several manufacturers of boats and powertrains see opportunity in boats using electric motors to turn their propellers. A report issued last year by IDtechEx, Electric Boats, Small Submarines…
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