Elco News

August 10th, 2017

Elco on display in Clayton Boat Show

August 3-6 in Clayton, NY, at the 53rd Annual  Antique Boat Museum Show, Elco had a major presence both indoors and outdoors, in both land and in-water. On the docks: Spindrift III, a 1929 46’ Elco Cruiser owned by Doug Reicher and Camille Tisdel of Syracuse, NY  took Top Preservation honors; Laura, the Elco-repowered 1895…
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July 28th, 2017

Elco Teams up with Engineering Students

The Stevens Institute of Technology rookie team had a very successful run at the Solar Splash Boat Competition.  The solar boat team took home several trophies in their debut using a hull powered by Elco Electric Propulsion. On June 11, 2017 Spenser Swanton, Austin Swain and Mason Reimer raced Stevens first ever solar boat in…
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July 18th, 2017

Elco in Old Forge, New York

On July 15 in Old Forge NY, at the 27th Fulton Chain Rendezvous, ACBS Adirondack Chapter members Deke and Carol Morrison displayed their recently restored 1895 launch, Laura, repowered with an Elco inboard EP-12. The launch, made by the “Gas Engine and Power Company” took top honors as Best Historic and People’s Choice. Originally powered…
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November 11th, 2016

Elco Electric Outboards are the choose of OEMs and Dealers

Today we made a decision to go with Elco Electric outboards; we’ve been looking at other branded products for the past 12-16 months. We narrowed it down to Elco, we have an increase in customers coming in the dealership and asking for Electric Propulsion. Old Salt Marine had to get involved to meet the customer’s…
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November 8th, 2016

Electric Boating: Quietly Go Where No Boat Has Gone Before

Discover the near-silent bliss of cruising across a lake with the help of an electric outboard motor By DAN NEIL Environmental awareness has also played a part. “Tesla made it easier to imagine,” agreed Dean Heinemann, Elco director of sales. But the bigger driver was the rise of lakes restricted to electric drive only. Some of…
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October 24th, 2016

From the Pilothouse by Jonathan Cooper, Editor-In-Chief

as seen in Passagemaker Magazine NOV/DEC 2016 In the past year, we’ve covered a wide swath of cruising boats on the market. Boats built in Taiwan and China, both coasts of the United States, Italy, and Holland. Boats built to exacting standards from a variety of materials: steel, aluminum, fiberglass, wood. We’ve covered trawlers with…
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April 2nd, 2016

All Hail the Green Machine

Electric motors and battery capacity will exceed the horsepower and range of gas engines and a tank full of fuel. When that happens, internal combustion engines may vanish as quickly as a stack of $20s at the gas dock. How soon will that happen? Likely before first-graders today are ready to buy their first boat, and possibly before they’re…
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March 20th, 2016

WoodenBoat Magazine Reviews the Elco 9.9 Electric Outboard

The Elco 9.9hp Outboard Motor: Reviewed by Greg Rossel: Issue Number 247, www.woodenboat.com Electric propulsion on land and water has been around for more than a century. The appeal is the same as it has always been: Electric motors are clean, powerful, low-maintenance, durable, vibration and odor-free, safe, and quiet. They emit no pollution and, as…
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February 22nd, 2016

Elco Electric “In Action”

In appreciation of all the people who have supported Elco during the last 120 years. We say, Thank You, for helping us grow from founder, to leader, to broadest provider of inboard and outboard electric and hybrid propulsion power in the world.  Enjoy the video, continue to help keep our waters clean, and stay Electric….
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February 11th, 2016

Beating the Competition with Elco Electric Motors

Catch of the Day: For many fishermen competing on inland lakes, the question isn’t whether or not to repower their vessel with an electric propulsion system, but which type of motor they should choose. Anglers who regularly compete in tournaments push their equipment longer and much harder than the average boater, so we interviewed Walt…
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