Elco News

August 31st, 2014

Mother Nature Network

Forget electric cars; it’s time for electric boats! Lightweight, inexpensive battery packs are making electric propulsion practical, for everything from yachts and launches to pontoon boats. (Planes, too, but that’s another story.) LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — Who says it’s only cars that are going to be electric powered? Access to today’s highly efficient lithium-ion batteries…
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August 19th, 2014

Green Car Reports on Elco Electric!

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE Electric-boat renaissance Today, with the cost of lithium-ion batteries falling steadily and marine enthusiasts slowly starting to understand the benefits of electric propulsion, several manufacturers of boats and powertrains see opportunity in boats using electric motors to turn their propellers. A report issued last year by IDtechEx, Electric Boats, Small Submarines…
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June 28th, 2014

Elco Nominated for three Marine Awards

Elco Motor Yachts is committed to raising awareness of the multiple benefits of electric propulsion in the marine industry, and the company is now bringing its technology leadership to the global marketplace. Elco is participating in the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam from June 24 – 26, 2014. The event will showcase…
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June 18th, 2014

Elco powers first all-electric workboat in Erie Canal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Press Office June 17, 2014 Albany, NY (June 17, 2014) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of an all-electric dredge tender work boat on the Erie Canal in the Utica area. The project is the result of a partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority…
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June 17th, 2014

Electric & Hybrid Magazine

Shades of green by Anthony Popiel The green technology movement is receiving widespread attention, and interest in electrically powered systems is steadily gaining traction in the boating industry. However, picking the right power train configuration can be a tricky task. As fuel costs, maintenance coasts and environmental impact concerns continue to rise, owners of recreational…
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June 16th, 2014

Boat owners making the switch to electric

By Taylor Hill, Orange County Register Aboard Laguna Beach resident Lydie Denier’s 36-foot Hunter sailboat, the silence is noticeable. Still within the confines of Newport Harbor, Denier hasn’t raised the sails and the motor is still running, but the drone of a diesel-powered motor typical of cruising sailboats is absent. “We like to try new things;…
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January 29th, 2014

Lakeland Boating: Tech Talk

by Elizabeth Altick  This winter’s boat shows will dazzle spectators with revolutionary power and technology. Everyone wants boating to be easier, safer, cleaner and more fun. The world-class motors and electronics highlighted in the pages that follow will happily fulfill any boater’s wish list. From Honda’s 2.3 h.p. outboard, Volvo Penta’s glass cockpit and Elco’s…
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January 28th, 2014

Boating Industry: It’s Electric

Liz Keener, Managing Editor: January 1, 2014  Quiet, zero-emissions electric boats and motors growing in popularity There’s no doubt that electric transportation is permeating the country. Electric trains and hybrid buses now serve as alternatives to their gas- and diesel-driven mass transit counterparts, and it’s hard to take a road trip without seeing quite a few…
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January 24th, 2014

Elco featured in Yachting

Is the Sea Greener, by Dudley Dawson, Yachting Magazine A word that pops up with increasing frequency in the world of marine propulsion is hybrid, and for good reason. The technology offers advantages over traditional diesel-only drives in some scenarios, on both yachts and commercial vessels. Whether it is right for you depends on a…
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December 31st, 2013

Elco Re-Power featured in WoodenBoat

Late in 2010 David Gillespie approached Huckins Yacht Corporation, an authorized Elco Dealer from Jacksonville Florida for assistance with re-powering his treasured restoration project “Vagabond”, a 1910 Yacht built by Consolidated Shipbuilding. The story of the repower was featured in the October issue of Wooden Boat Magazine.  Read More