Elco News


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    


November 20th, 2013

Motor Giveaway Winner

As part of celebrating our 120 year history in Marine Electric Propulsion, Elco is proud to announce the winner of the Elco Motor Giveaway, Steve Keblinsky. Steve and his Father are the owners of a business in Southwest Harbor, Maine, Downeast named Sailing Adventures. They have been taking summer vacationers out sailing on the coast…
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November 17th, 2013

We’re in Amsterdam for the Marine Equipment Trade Show: METS

Elco displayed the E-Power propulsion system, centered on Elco’s new and improved line of quiet, powerful and efficient AC Electric Motors. The Elco E-Power System includes integrated plug & play components. Come and see for yourself – We can run our motors all day inside with Zero Emissions, No Noise, and all with one more…
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November 1st, 2013

Elco EP-10000 Helps Make New York’s Canals Cleaner

High-power Electric Motor a Useful Repowering Option for Work Boats AMSTERDAM – Nov. 19, 2013 – Elco Motor Yachts, a leader in electric propulsion, today announced a project with the New York State Canal Corporation (“Canal Corporation”), the organization which oversees and maintains the extensive New York State Canal System. Two Elco EP-10000 motors, which…
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September 8th, 2013

Elco Announces Partnership with SailTime

Hunter Vision 360e Hybrid on Display at Annapolis Sailboat Show ANNAPOLIS, MD – Oct. 8, 2013 – Elco Motor Yachts, a leader in electric propulsion systems, today announced a partnership with SailTime® Group LLC, the world leader in fractional boating membership. The partnership has added an Elco powered Marlow-Hunter 36 foot sailboat, the Vision 360e…
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August 8th, 2013

Elco Motor Yachts Launches the EP-10000 Electric Motor

Elco will be at booth #1051 at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Louisville, Kentucky, September 17 – 19, 2013. LOUISVILLE, KY – September 16, 2013 – Elco Motor Yachts, a leader in electric propulsion systems, is launching the EP-10000, its most powerful motor to date, at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference…
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June 6th, 2013

Elco Electric System: Cool, Quiet & Smooth!

The entire propulsion system, excluding instrument panel and batteries is contained in a water tight cast aluminum finned housing that contains all of the electronics, AC motor, and safety devices, as well as side flanges that allows the system to be mounted directly in place of a typical marine diesel nor gas engine, by virtue…
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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 31st, 2013

Elco will be exhibiting with Marlow-Hunter on Dock A at the Miami international Boat Show at Miamarina at Bayside, 400 Biscayne Blvd, from February 14-18, 2013.

MIAMI, FLORIDA– 2013 has arrived with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and excitement, it’s been 120 years since Elco introduced the electric motor to boating at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Where more than a million passengers rode the waterways on 55 electric launches. Today, Elco Electric Propulsion Systems are being installed in sail,…
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