Elco News

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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June 19th, 2018

Elco Now Offering Livorsi Marine Throttles

Elco is happy to announce that we now offer Livorsi top-mount throttles on our outboard models. An industry-leader in throttle controls and marine products, the new Livorsi throttles offer direct drive of waterproof throttle position sensors, resulting in a faster response time and providing users with complete control of their boat.    They are completely redesigned, smaller and lighter…
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June 8th, 2018

Electric Re-power

Dorset, Canada: Lake of Bays: The museum is completing a ten year restoration project of a 66’ steam powered cabin launch that originally transported people around the lake and to their island camps.  Bigwin will be giving tour boat rides on Lake of Bays all Spring, Summer and Fall. The Museum had the original steam…
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June 4th, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month

Dorena Radomski I have an 18ft Apex pontoon, and when I got my boat I knew I wanted to get an electric motor so that I could use it on Strawberry Lake in Michigan, where I boat, and which doesn’t allow gas engines. I looked around and researched a few engines, and I decided that…
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