Elco News

May 31st, 2019

Elco Powered Rental Fleet

Big Canoe, Rental Fleet in 2018 had 10,000 hours of run time on their fleet of Pontoons powered by Elco Electric Outboard’s. The 7 Pontoons had zero downtime, they needed zero maintenance all while running zero emissions.      

May 26th, 2019

Electric Elcos making waves again

The old becomes new again – like the return of the electric cars that were so popular early in the 20th century – and we are the better for it. Few companies illustrate that better than Elco, the onetime builder of luxurious electric yachts, now making gentle waves once again with an updated line of…
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April 7th, 2019

Earth day Special

Celebrating Earth Day Since 1893!   Earth Day might have looked a little different over 125 years ago but the ideals are the same – be a good steward of the environment for future generations. Take a look at how easy it is to go electric with Elco. We call our system Plug & Play!…
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November 10th, 2018

Electric Bass Angling National Championship

Congratulations to Merrick McClure and Jeremy Vaugh, the 2018 Electric Bass Angling National Champions!!!This National event included over 150 teams and approximately 300 anglers from 7 clubs in 4 states. Enthusiasm for electric bass angling continues to grow throughout the nation, and internationally. This event has been a great step to promoting the world of…
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November 10th, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month November

I have an Elco EP-9.9 on my 20ft Encore Bentley pontoon.   We live in a private “electric only” lake community.  Our community wants to keep the lake as clean as possible, so all gas engines are prohibited.  I have to say that this motor is a workhorse. This was my first foray into electric. I just…
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October 1st, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month October

Recently I purchased a 1988 16’ Suncruiser Pontoon boat in need of a full restoration.   While researching the items I needed for the restoration, one of the items I was looking for was a high quality electric motor since gas motors are not allowed on the lake where I live.  After days of researching the internet, and…
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October 1st, 2018

Elco Wins Big in Newport RI

It had been raining for days when the Elco Motor Yachts team showed up in Newport, RI, for the Newport International Boat Show. As the crew made their way on an EP-50 powered Grumman pontoon boat from Fort Adams to the docks at Bannisters Wharf on the first morning of the show, the rain tapered…
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September 9th, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month September

I don’t live on an electric lake or anything like that, I just wanted to do an electric boat project. My wife and I own have a couple Teslas, I have friends that work in solar, and I’m interested in that whole technology. I bought the boat for $300 because it had a hardtop and…
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August 22nd, 2018

Elco-Powered Boats Win High Honors in Clayton

Historic launches, re-powered with electric propulsion by Elco Motor Yachts, continue to win big at the Clayton Antique Boat Museum’s annual show events. Last year it was Laura, the gorgeous 1895, 25-foot launch built by the Gas & Electric Co. and re-powered by Elco Motor Yachts, that turned heads on the docks and won the award for…
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August 11th, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month

This month, we’d like to highlight Jim Merz, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, as August’s Port Elco Club Member of the Month. This is a special boat to our family. It’s a molded fiberglass boat built in 1958 and my in-laws bought it when they got married to use on their honeymoon. I just renovated the…
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