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, lobster, canal and other boats located worldwide. Professional Boat Builders are choosing Elco for the performance and dependability of their motors as well as the company’s quick response, service system reliability, and long history.
Channel Cutter Yachts Builder and Elco customer Bryan Gittins of Ladysmith, BC says, “The Elco system just makes sense. I like the features, environmental benefits and the dependability. I’m not putting anything in one of my boats that isn’t going to perform.”
According to Steve Lamando, CEO of Elco,“ Elco has been innovating electric propulsion for decades. The new Elco system, supported by a growing installer network, will give sailors and boaters worldwide an opportunity to weigh the benefits of a cleaner, more efficient and ultimately more affordable option”.
Do you want to experience electric propulsion? We are presently taking reservations for sea-trials. Restrictions do apply – to learn more or to arrange an appointment, or interview, please contact Kevin M. Kearns at +1 (949) 394-2216, (877) 411-3526, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today, Elco has blended the most advanced technology in motors and controllers and developed a new more efficient series of marine propulsion systems based upon the use of super reliable AC induction motors. The systems are all plug and play making installation straightforward for retrofitting existing boats as well as in new boat construction, and they are suitable for powering sailboats, launches, canal boats, trawlers, catamarans and more from 15′ through 85′.
Elco Electric propulsion systems offer sailors and boaters more than just environmentally conscious cruising. The AC motor lowers engine operating and maintenance costs, eliminates the carbon monoxide and fumes present with traditional motors, runs cooler, quieter and weighs far less than gas or diesel engines. In addition, AC electric motors offer an advantage over DC models due to the lack of brushes and moving parts, which require regular maintenance and can wear out. Elco AC Electric motors have only one moving part and are completely sealed, making them highly water resistant to guard against moisture damage or corrosion.
For repowering applications, all of Elco’s AC Electric motors fit easily onto existing diesel engine motor mounts. The Elco system includes an easy-to-use full-color display panel option that reports shaft RPMs, duration in real time hours and minutes remaining, current amp/hour consumption, battery charging status and motor diagnostics directly to the helmsmen.
About Elco Motor Yachts
Elco is a pioneer in electric propulsion, introducing the first motor at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Today, Elco has blended the most advanced technology in motors and controllers and developed a new more efficient series of marine propulsion systems based upon the use of super reliable AC induction motors. The systems are all plug and play making installation straightforward for retrofitting existing boats as well as in new boat construction, and they are suitable for powering sailboats, launches, canal boats, trawlers, catamarans and more from 15′ through 85′.
Elco Motor Yachts is also still building beautiful, hand-crafted electric launches in the tradition that they have been known for over 100 years. Their current line of fantail launches range from 19′-36′, and echo the classic lines of the 1893 boats, and include many original castings and handcrafted details not found in other boats.
About the Miami International Boat Show
See what’s new at the Greatest Boat Show in the World! Florida’s largest annual event spans three locations—the Miami Beach Convention Center, the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail® at Miamarina at Bayside—and features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. There’s no better place to preview the new boating season!