News & Events


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



October 1st, 2018

Elco Wins Big in Newport RI

It had been raining for days when the Elco Motor Yachts team showed up in Newport, RI, for the Newport International Boat Show. As the crew made their way on an EP-50 powered Grumman pontoon boat from Fort Adams to the docks at Bannisters Wharf on the first morning of the show, the rain tapered…
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September 9th, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month September

I don’t live on an electric lake or anything like that, I just wanted to do an electric boat project. My wife and I own have a couple Teslas, I have friends that work in solar, and I’m interested in that whole technology. I bought the boat for $300 because it had a hardtop and…
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August 11th, 2018

Elco Owner of the Month

This month, we’d like to highlight Jim Merz, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, as August’s Port Elco Club Member of the Month. This is a special boat to our family. It’s a molded fiberglass boat built in 1958 and my in-laws bought it when they got married to use on their honeymoon. I just renovated the…
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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


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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