Elco News

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

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. These products were all introduced or significantly updated since the beginning of 2014. From hundreds of nominations, they were chosen based on many factors…
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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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February 8th, 2015

Propulsion preview: by Trade Only

Alternative energy Elco Motor Yachts began offering electric outboard motors last year, debuting 5-, 7- and 9.9-hp models. The company expects to unveil two more outboards in the 15- to 25-hp range in 2015. The motors should appeal to boaters on lakes that prohibit combustion motors and to saltwater sailors, the company says. Elco also came out with…
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January 24th, 2015


Yachting Magazine, December 2014: by Vincent Daniello When will battery-powered craft become practical? Sooner than you think. President Grover Cleveland pushed a button and the world changed. He was in Chicago at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition celebrating Christopher Columbus’ first voyage. For the first time on a large scale, 11,000 kilowatts of electricity illuminated 250,000 electric…
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January 15th, 2015

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 2014 by WorkBoat Magazine for advances in technology and design….
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