Elco Salutes the Men and Women Keeping Us Safe


Separating from loved ones, sometimes for months, or leaving for work never fully sure you’ll return home, calls upon steadfast professionalism and dedication to duty we simply don’t appreciate enough. Through Honoring Heroes, we acknowledge that sacrifice with a 10% discount on any of our outboard or inboard electric motors to all active duty or retired men and women of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Space Force, as well as all federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and rescue personnel.

Honoring Heroes Verification of Service

Email hero@elcomotoryachts.com with verification of your military or first responder status, and then call us at 1-877-411-3426 to complete your purchase. 


To Verify Military Status

Please email your DD Form 214 or a current active-duty or retired military ID.


To Verify First Responder Status

  • Current EMTs and paramedics please email a state license or unexpired EMT or paramedic certification issued within the past 48 months, or an unexpired membership card.
  • Law enforcement officers please email a valid ID card showing your name and title, a pay stub showing occupational title, or LEO certification issued within the past 48 months. Federal LEOs please use your SF-50.
  • 911 dispatchers please email an ID card with your name and title, or a 911 dispatcher certification issued within the past 48 months.
  • Retired first responders can use a retiree ID card, retirement certificate, or similar documentation.


Elco and the Military

Elco’s military roots go back 123 years. When Exide Battery, Elco and Holland Submarine merged in 1900, the newly formed Electric Boat Company, now submarine builder General Dynamics, pushed the boundaries of battery-powered propulsion beneath the waves to develop the U.S. Navy’s submarine fleet, including the Navy’s first commissioned submarine, USS Holland, and first diesel-electric submarine, USS Skipjack. Elco employees also proudly built 550 Elco Motor Torpedo Boats in just 488 working days during the First World War, and another 399 Patrol Torpedo Boats—one every 60 hours—during the Second World War, including then-lieutenant John F. Kennedy’s famed PT-109 and his second command, PT-59.

Read more about Elco’s history here.