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April 7th, 2019

Earth day Special

Celebrating Earth Day Since 1893!   Earth Day might have looked a little different over 125 years ago but the ideals are the same – be a good steward of the environment for future generations. Take a look at how easy it is to go electric with Elco. We call our system Plug & Play!…
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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

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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