Elco News

September 4th, 2012

Elco Waterways: Skaneatles Lake

Elco’s Waterway this week is Skaneatles Lake, just southwest of Syracuse, New York. One of the 11 “Finger Lakes” in this region, Skaneatles is sometimes called “The Roof Garden” of the lakes due to its high altitude (more than 800 feet above sea level). Why is it our Waterway, you ask? Simple. This lake is…
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August 26th, 2012

America’s Cup World Series

The buildup to the 2013 America’s Cup continues this week with the America’s Cup World Series in San Francisco. Unlike the baseball version, this is a true world series, with previous events held in Portugal, Great Britain, and Italy. Defending champion Team Oracle Racing 4 leads the standings with 102 total points, nine more than…
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August 26th, 2012

Elco Customer Profile – Bryan Gittins

Bryan Gittins knows a thing or two about boats. They’ve taken him from his childhood home in Argentina to points all across the globe. His journey has swept him to London, Canada, Chile, South Africa, and eventually back to Canada, where he now owns the exclusive rights to manufacture the Falmouth Cutter 34. Gittins has…
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August 4th, 2012


Green Vehicle Credits In the automotive industry a system known as “Green Vehicle Credits” wasestablished to put a cap on the amount of emissions a vehicle is allowed to release.These credits can be traded, sold, or bought as long as the company remainsunder their cap. Could this system be used for boats in the near…
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July 31st, 2012

Wenona – An 1890s Elco Electric restored

  “Wenona” is a 32’ electric Elco launch. She was built in 1899 and delivered to the F. R. Smith yard on Lake George where she was used to demonstrate the qualities of electric boats. In 1903 she was purchased by Bishop Stires, who owned a camp at Shelving Rock and who was a prominent…
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July 17th, 2012

Electric and Hybrid Boats

See the full article by John Adey on  boatus.com The electric/hybrid boat market is heating up with new models as well as repower options. Should your next boat be a hybrid? Nuts & Bolts — Voltage & Charging The common elements with all these installations are large, expensive battery banks. In many cases these are…
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July 9th, 2012

July waterway of the Month

July’s Waterway of the Month is Dana Point Harbor. This beautiful spot is located in Orange County, California and is home to the Dana Point Boat Show. This year’s show was the platform for the first West Coast presentation of the Hunter e36 Hybrid. Elco’s innovative technology was well received by many patrons of the…
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July 3rd, 2012

One World One Ocean

The ocean needs our attention. One World One Ocean has taken responsibility to speak on behalf of the ocean through this short clip: To learn more about the organization and their initiative, visit http://www.oneworldoneocean.org/

June 11th, 2012

Waterway of the Month

To kick off our new “Waterway of the Month” initiative, we are highlighting Clear Lake, located in Clear Lake, Iowa. The CLEAR (Clear Lake Enhancement and Restoration) Project focuses on maintaining the beauty and purity of the area’s entire ecosystem. You can find more information, as well as photos of the lake and clean-up efforts…
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June 6th, 2012

Solar Powered Yacht

Elco is inspired by the voyage of the MS Turanor Planet Solar, which just became the first vehicle to successfully travel around the globe using only solar power. To learn more about this one-of-a-kind vessel and solar propulsion visit www.planetsolar.org