Elco News

November 15th, 2015

Electric Motor Giveaway makes a Splash

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Steve Keblinsky has been taking passengers sailing on schooners and friendship sloops for many years, doing business as Downeast Sailing Adventures. On sunset sails in Southwest Harbor in summers past, he said, when he had to fire up the old diesel engine in his 1964 Phillip J. Nichols Friendship sloop Surprise to head back…
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November 5th, 2015

Workboat Propelled by Elco Electric Motors Recognized for Technological Advances

Workboat Propelled by Elco Electric Motors Recognized for Technological Advances New York canal tender honored as one of WorkBoat Magazine’s Significant Boats of 2014 ATHENS, N.Y. – Dec. 11, 2014 – Tender 4, the first electrically powered workboat in the New York State Canal System, has been selected as one of the Significant Boats of…
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July 23rd, 2015

USOC Adventures debuts Elco Elite Fishing Series

First, USOC travels to California and team up with “The Heart of Valor” for a deep sea fishing trip with Pursuit Channel and USOC Trip Winner ARMY Veteran Mark Altman. Next, they feature the Elco Elite Fishing Series an All-Electric only fishing tournament at Lake Varner in Georgia. Lastly the product segment, USOC features GameXtactor….
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July 22nd, 2015

Green is Clean: from Scuttlebutt Magazine Summer issue

  Electric Elco is the recognized premier manufacturer of fine quality launches and electric drive systems. Their high-effieiency, electric drive systems are compact and can be install into new or existing boats from daysailders to 75′ yachts. Elco pioneered the electric boat over a century ago; long before gas powered vessels were in use. The…
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June 23rd, 2015

Royalty Renovated: May/June, 2015

As seen in PassageMaker Magazine  Story by Bill Jacobs Did Mark and Lori Dickert know that they were joining the privileged ranks of John Jacob Astor, Grand Duke Alexander of Russia, Admiral George Dewey, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild and Ed Wynn? All of them living in the Gilded Age had one thing…
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June 20th, 2015

Elco Electric Elite Fishing Series

  The first stop of the Elco Electric Elite Fishing Series was a huge success, with over 40 boats ascending on Lake Garner in Georgia Elco debuted its 9.9 HP electric motor. The Elco was by far the fastest motor on the water, the winners of the tournament Bobby Hood and Jason Burkholder took home…
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June 8th, 2015

Concept Craft: May/June, 2015

As seen in PassageMaker Magazine  First Look at Elco’s Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 Hybrid. By GEORGE SASS SR. Having spent more than a week running a Swift Trawler 34 from northern Michigan to St. Louis, I admit to being a fan of this small, but very capable, family cruising boat. Her single 425 hp Cummins diesel is…
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May 24th, 2015

Elco Is Going Fishing!

Electric-only lakes are quickly becoming the go-to destination for fishing clubs across the country. Elco has been helping boaters enjoy a clean, quiet cruising experience with its line of electric motors for more than 100 years, and now the team is getting ready to cast its first line in an electric-only fishing tournament by partnering…
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May 10th, 2015

Top Products of the Year

Elco EP Parallel Hybrid Electric System In Boating Industry’s annual listing of the top products in the marine community, you’ll find a wide variety of products from boats to accessories, from motors to apps. From hundreds of nominations, they were chosen based on many factors such as their impact on the industry, innovation and how they advanced their…
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March 19th, 2015

All Hail the Green Machine

By Captain Vincent Daniello Electric motors and battery capacity will exceed the horsepower and range of gas motors and a tank full of fuel. When that happens, internal combustion motors my vanish as quickly as a stack of $20 at the gas dock. How soon will it happen? Likely before first-graders today are ready to…
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