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Yamaha’s Harmo makes U.S. debut

Yamaha Marine introduced its HARMO electric outboard system to the U.S. market during the 2021 International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) in Tampa, Florida. Coupling a 48-volt power supply with a high-yield, low-drag 3.7-kilowatt motor, HARMO’s rim-drive electric motor and specially encased impeller provide an incredible 225 pounds of static thrust - the equivalent of a conventional 9.9-horsepower gas-powered motor. ...

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Yamaha HARMO System advances electric outboard design

Yamaha Marine HARMO electric outboard

Yamaha Marine says their new HARMO is a complete electric boat control system that combines advanced propulsion technology, environmental awareness, future vision and proven joystick control to provide high thrust and maneuverability. “HARMO is the perfect system for horsepower or internal-combustion restricted waterways,” said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit. “Ultimately, it is up to our boat builder ...

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Torqeedo unveils new electric outboard

Torqeedo has announced it has added a lighter and more affordable electric outboard to its product line. The new Travel 603 is the latest addition to Torqeedo's line-up of clean, quiet portable electric outboards (video). The two-horsepower-equivalent, direct-drive, short shaft motor is the lightest in its power class, weighing just 15.5 kg (34 lbs.) complete, including battery. Like the Travel 1103, ...

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ePropulsion announces 2021 product line-up

ePropulsion announces 2021 line-up

ePropulsion announced its model year 2021 product line-up with the introduction of the Evo Series electric motors. New for model year 2021, ePropulsion has standardized its full product line with hydrogeneration capabilities, a 48-volt architecture, safety wristbands, a new ergonomic tiller and direct-drive brushless motors for better performance and greater noise reduction. An industry-first for electric outboards, and a major addition ...

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Electric outboard motor manufacturer receives new funding

Pure Watercraft electric outboard

Electric boating technology company Pure Watercraft closed a total Series A financing of $37.5M, including a previously-announced $23.4M. The funding round was led by L37, a hybrid venture capital and private equity firm. L37 Managing Partner Randall Ussery will also join Pure Watercraft's board of directors. Driven by its mission to make boating more enjoyable, accessible, and environmentally-friendly, Pure Watercraft brings direct-to-consumer ...

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Brunswick expands electrification capability

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Brunswick Corporation continues to develop solutions to further improve boater experiences both by advancing the efficiency and capabilities of its core product lines and through its ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification & Shared Access) strategy.  In order to advance this strategy, Brunswick is establishing new leaders with strong technology experience and strengthening its development capability and investments in electrification technology and ...

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ePropulsion 3HP electric outboard now available in the U.S.

ePropulsion announced the Spirit 1.0 Plus electric outboard motor is now available in the United States from its national distributors Mack Boring (East Coast) and Four Seas (West Coast). The Spirit 1.0 Plus system provides lightweight, efficient, simple-to-use, quiet propulsion that is vibration, emission and exhaust free. Providing enough power to easily match a 3-hp four-stroke gasoline outboard motor, the ...

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Talking outboards with BRP’s Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker BRP Marine

The sale of outboard motors have gone up significantly in the past decade or so. In fact, before the COVID-19 crisis, outboards hit a 13-year high in terms of unit sales. Boating Industry editor-in-chief David Gee caught up with Tracy Crocker of BRP Marine at the Miami International Boat Show before anyone was talking about coronavirus to discuss what has ...

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Q & A with Tracy Crocker, BRP Marine Group

By David Gee While doing interviews for an upcoming Market Trends story on outboards, we caught up with Tracy Crocker, president, BRP Marine Group, at the Miami International Boat Show. The following is an unedited transcript of that interview. Boating Industry: Retail sales for outboards increased for the eighth straight year in 2019, with unit sales reaching a 13-year high. ...

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Making memories in Miami

Miami Boat Show

By David Gee Cool products, cool people, cool place and warm weather. That is, or was, the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. And five days, 100,000 people, and lots of sales later, it has successfully concluded. There were some preview events last Wednesday, but for the media, Thursday is the big day. Myself, Boating Industry managing editor Adam ...

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