Elco News

August 26th, 2012

Elco Customer Profile – Bryan Gittins

Bryan Gittins knows a thing or two about boats. They’ve taken him from his childhood home in Argentina to points all across the globe. His journey has swept him to London, Canada, Chile, South Africa, and eventually back to Canada, where he now owns the exclusive rights to manufacture the Falmouth Cutter 34. Gittins has…
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August 4th, 2012

Eco-Friendly

Green Vehicle Credits In the automotive industry a system known as “Green Vehicle Credits” wasestablished to put a cap on the amount of emissions a vehicle is allowed to release.These credits can be traded, sold, or bought as long as the company remainsunder their cap. Could this system be used for boats in the near…
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July 31st, 2012

Wenona – An 1890s Elco Electric restored

  “Wenona” is a 32’ electric Elco launch. She was built in 1899 and delivered to the F. R. Smith yard on Lake George where she was used to demonstrate the qualities of electric boats. In 1903 she was purchased by Bishop Stires, who owned a camp at Shelving Rock and who was a prominent…
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July 9th, 2012

July waterway of the Month

July’s Waterway of the Month is Dana Point Harbor. This beautiful spot is located in Orange County, California and is home to the Dana Point Boat Show. This year’s show was the platform for the first West Coast presentation of the Hunter e36 Hybrid. Elco’s innovative technology was well received by many patrons of the…
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July 3rd, 2012

One World One Ocean

The ocean needs our attention. One World One Ocean has taken responsibility to speak on behalf of the ocean through this short clip: To learn more about the organization and their initiative, visit http://www.oneworldoneocean.org/

June 11th, 2012

Waterway of the Month

To kick off our new “Waterway of the Month” initiative, we are highlighting Clear Lake, located in Clear Lake, Iowa. The CLEAR (Clear Lake Enhancement and Restoration) Project focuses on maintaining the beauty and purity of the area’s entire ecosystem. You can find more information, as well as photos of the lake and clean-up efforts…
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June 6th, 2012

Solar Powered Yacht

Elco is inspired by the voyage of the MS Turanor Planet Solar, which just became the first vehicle to successfully travel around the globe using only solar power. To learn more about this one-of-a-kind vessel and solar propulsion visit www.planetsolar.org    

May 8th, 2012

The Elco Electric Powered, Hunter e36 Hybrid will be featured at the Dana Point Boat Show, May 31 – June 3, 2012

ATHENS, NY One of the most anticipated boats of the year will be on hand, the all new Elco Powered, Hunter e36 Hybrid. Recently delivered to Sailtime Orange County in Newport Breach, CA. Chris Jester the Base Manager at Sailtime is excited to share an Environmentally friendly option for his customers. “Sailors enjoy the quiet…
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November 15th, 2011
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Elco Motor Yachts Introduces Improved Eco-Friendly Elco E Power Electric Propulsion Systems for Sailboats Up to 50 Feet

Amsterdam, NL November 15, 2011- Elco Motor Yachts will be displaying the new Elco E Power renewable energy system, centered on Elco’s new and improved line of quiet, powerful and efficient AC electric motors.

October 6th, 2011
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Elco Motor Yachts and Hunter Marine Introduce the Eco-Friendly Elco E Power Electric Propulsion System for Sailboats Up to 50 Feet

ANNAPOLIS, MD October 6, 2011- The Hunter 27e features the all-new Elco E Power renewable energy system, centered on the Elco EP2000 AC electric motor. The Elco E Power system includes integrated solar, wind and shore power recharging options, which provides the owner with multiple environmentally safe options for recharging the 12-volt AGM batteries. The…
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