Elco News

October 24th, 2012

Brad and Mike Pease: Boat Builders, Elco Owners

  During their summers growing up on Cape Cod, Brad and Mike Pease spent as many hours on the water as they did squabbling at the dock while cleaning and caring for their grandfather’s Amesbury skiff. While the  personalities of Brad “the dreamer” and Mike “the nuts and bolts guy,” have clashed over the years,…
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October 22nd, 2012

Elco Motor Yachts Expands Line of Electric Propulsion Systems and Services for Customers and Installers at IBEX 2012

Elco will be at Booth #349 at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition (IB5EX) in Louisville, Kentucky October 2 thru 4, 2012. LOUISVILLE, KY– October 2, 2012 – The new Elco Motor Yachts EP-10000 delivers all the benefits of Elco’s Electric Propulsion Systems for sail and power boats in a motor comparable to a 100 hp diesel…
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October 12th, 2012

Elco Waterways: Lake Tahoe

Elco’s latest Waterway is Lake Tahoe. One of America’s most famous lakes, Tahoe has several credits to its name. It is the largest alpine lake in North America, the second deepest lake in the US (behind Oregon’s Crater Lake), and the 26th largest lake in the world by volume, at 122,000,000 acre feet, or 150…
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September 25th, 2012

John Jorgensen: Third Generation Mariner

Here at Elco, we have the privilege of serving some of the most interesting boaters in the industry. Along with boatbuilder Bryan Gittins,  Seattle’s John Jorgensen is also a world-renowned mariner, with more than a half-century of experience on the water.  Jorgensen was born into a fishing family in his native Norway. Both his father and…
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September 22nd, 2012

Elco Waterways: Jenny and Jackson Lakes

  Photo credit: http://www.free-hdwallpapers.com/wallpapers/nature/10780.jpg Elco’s newest Waterway is a two-for-one deal: Jenny and Jackson Lakesin Wyoming. Both lakes are located in the historic Grand TetonNational Park in northwestern Wyoming. More than 100 miles separatesGrand Teton from any major urban or industrial area, and recentsamples have confirmed that the water in both Jenny and Jackson Lakesis pristine….
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September 9th, 2012

Elco Waterways: St. Croix River

  Here at Elco, we are passionately invested in keeping our world’s water sources clean. Fortunately, we’re neither the first nor the only people to think this way. This week’s Waterway is the St. Croix River. Starting in northwestern Wisconsin, this 160-mile river makes up part of the boundary between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The concern…
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September 4th, 2012

Elco Waterways: Skaneatles Lake

Elco’s Waterway this week is Skaneatles Lake, just southwest of Syracuse, New York. One of the 11 “Finger Lakes” in this region, Skaneatles is sometimes called “The Roof Garden” of the lakes due to its high altitude (more than 800 feet above sea level). Why is it our Waterway, you ask? Simple. This lake is…
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August 26th, 2012

America’s Cup World Series

The buildup to the 2013 America’s Cup continues this week with the America’s Cup World Series in San Francisco. Unlike the baseball version, this is a true world series, with previous events held in Portugal, Great Britain, and Italy. Defending champion Team Oracle Racing 4 leads the standings with 102 total points, nine more than…
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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


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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