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Elco at the Newport International Boat Show

Elco Motor Yachts will be at the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, RI, September 13-16. We will display our full line of outboard and inboard motors, along with some fun new projects that we’re working on. If you’re in the area and you’d like to come by and talk about boats, electric propulsion, and…
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27th Annual WoodenBoat Show at Mystic

Elco Motor Yachts will be at the 27th annual WoodenBoat Show at the historic Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT, this Friday through Sunday, June 22-24. If you’re in the area and you’d like to stop by, talk shop, and check out some beautiful wooden boats, then come say hello!  On land, we will be in…
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NY Boat Show

January 24–28, 2018 Wednesday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

METS Trade 2018

METSTRADE Show the world’s biggest and most visited B2B leisure marine equipment show, which has been bringing the marine industry together for decades. This global business platform and community focuses on innovation, market developments, and on-site networking. We hope to see you there

IBEX Tampa 2018

IBEX is a highly focused marine technology trade show dedicated to advancing the business of boating. – We hope to see you there

 

News

June 19th, 2018

Elco Now Offering Livorsi Marine Throttles

Elco is happy to announce that we now offer Livorsi top-mount throttles on our outboard models. An industry-leader in throttle controls and marine products, the new Livorsi throttles offer direct drive of waterproof throttle position sensors, resulting in a faster response time and providing users with complete control of their boat.    They are completely redesigned, smaller and lighter…
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June 4th, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month

Dorena Radomski I have an 18ft Apex pontoon, and when I got my boat I knew I wanted to get an electric motor so that I could use it on Strawberry Lake in Michigan, where I boat, and which doesn’t allow gas engines. I looked around and researched a few engines, and I decided that…
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November 8th, 2016

Electric Boating: Quietly Go Where No Boat Has Gone Before

Discover the near-silent bliss of cruising across a lake with the help of an electric outboard motor By DAN NEIL Environmental awareness has also played a part. “Tesla made it easier to imagine,” agreed Dean Heinemann, Elco director of sales. But the bigger driver was the rise of lakes restricted to electric drive only. Some of…
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October 24th, 2016

From the Pilothouse by Jonathan Cooper, Editor-In-Chief

as seen in Passagemaker Magazine NOV/DEC 2016 In the past year, we’ve covered a wide swath of cruising boats on the market. Boats built in Taiwan and China, both coasts of the United States, Italy, and Holland. Boats built to exacting standards from a variety of materials: steel, aluminum, fiberglass, wood. We’ve covered trawlers with…
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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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January 24th, 2015

THE FUTURE: ELECTRIC BOATS

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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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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February 5th, 2014

Strictly Sail Long Beach: Oct 23-26

If you love sailing you can’t afford to miss this four-day sailing event—It’s Southern California’s best place to see, board and buy sailboats, sailing gear and accessories. Shop, compare and save on all your favorite brands. Elco Electric Motors New & brokerage sailboats—both mono- and multihulls ranging in sizes from 6 to over 76 feet. Sailing…
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January 22nd, 2013

Elco Waterway: Adams Lake State Park

  Elco’s waterway this week is Adam’s Lake State Park. Located in Ohio’s bluegrass region, its one of the state’s most scenic and biologically interesting areas. This lake lies in an area rich in natural diversity with many unique plants and animals. Why is it our waterway you ask? Aside from being a beautiful lake…
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January 16th, 2013

34′ 1941 Elco Cruisette: Repower

  Something Old, Something New Converting to Elco Electric Drive System Work is underway at Hall’s Boat Company, Lake George, NY to restore this mid-sized cabin cruiser and replace its mammoth eight-cylinder Chrysler gasoline motor with an Elco EP-10000 (100 HP) Electric Drive. Technical staff from Elco are supporting the crew at Hall’s on the project….
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