Elco’s award-winning electric outboard boat motors might look and feel like a standard outboard motor, but beneath their traditional and durable exterior lies the proven design and leading-edge electric propulsion technology that has made our outboards the leader in power and performance. Elco electric outboard motors, Made in the USA, are available in a wide range of horsepower options, from 5HP to 50HP, with remote or tiller control and long or short shaft to fit boats of all shapes and sizes. Our electric boat motors look like traditional outboards because for us, they are. We have been at the forefront of electric propulsion for over 125 years. Your new electric outboard boat motor will be reliable, powerful, simple to use and very clean. Elco electric boat motors go through a rigorous testing process, the result of which is the highest quality product.
Elco’s electric outboards have a water-cooled system that prevents over-heating, a brushless PMAC motor that is over 90-percent efficient and a traditional aluminum casting, so replacement parts are readily available. Cruise with peace of mind thanks to our “Get Home Safe” battery alert system and multiple safety precautions including over-speed protection, overload protection, temperature protection, over-voltage and over-current protection.
When it comes to selecting the right electric boat motor for your boat, we believe there are four basic questions that you need to answer. How fast will I go? How long will I go for? How do I recharge? And How do I Install? Choosing the correct motor begins with determining how fast you want your boat to go. The hull shape of your boat impacts speed. There are three basic hull shapes; displacement, semi-displacement and planing. Next, you have to select your Electric boat motor batteries in order to determine range. How long you run for is determined by the capacity of your Electric boat batteries. Elco recommends matching the Ah of the battery to the continuous Amp draw of the motor. With this approach, our typical boater achieves about 4 hours of runtime.
However, as you decrease your throttle, your runtime and range will increase exponentially so your runtime can change drastically. After choosing your batteries you must find the appropriate charger for those batteries, connect and install.
Our new e-book ‘4 Steps to Go Electric’ goes into more detail on motor selection, battery and charger selection and installation instructions. You can find our free e-book HERE.