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Torqeedo provides electric propulsion for new VIKING LifeCraft

Torqeedo has developed a specialized high-thrust electric propulsion system for VIKING’s new LifeCraft survival craft, which are designed for quick and safe evacuation of hundreds of passengers from ships at sea. The 203-passenger LifeCraft is a motorized inflatable vessel designed to deploy from a shipboard storage/launch station. Passengers board the boats through escape chutes. Once each boat is fully loaded, ...

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First electric fiberglass pontoon unveiled at Minneapolis Boat Show

ELUX’s Chief Design Officer Bart Jones asked himself a simple question when he began pondering initial concepts for an electric pontoon five years ago. What if a pontoon didn’t look like a pontoon? The Minnesota-based boat building company started by medical device entrepreneur Howard Root and boat craftsman Jones turned plenty of heads at the Minneapolis Boat Show, Jan. 24-27 ...

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Sunseeker and Rolls-Royce to partner on hybrid yacht

British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International and Rolls-Royce have agreed to present the first yacht fitted with an MTU series production hybrid propulsion system in 2020. At Boot Düsseldorf from Jan. 19-27, Sunseeker and MTU will present the new hybrid propulsion system in hall 6 at booth B61. Sunseeker and MTU UK have had a successful working relationship for more ...

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ELUX Marine announces fiberglass electric pontoon

ELUX Marine Inc., a Minnesota-based boat manufacturer, will launch its revolutionary new ELUX electric luxury fiberglass pontoon at the Minneapolis Boat Show, Jan. 24-27, 2019, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. ELUX Marine was started by medical device entrepreneur Howard Root and boat craftsman Bart Jones to bring a new concept to boating – one that’s fresh, quiet, trouble-free, electric. The ...

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PropEle Electric Boat Motors announces EP Carry

PropEle Electric Boat Motors recently announced the EP Carry. Now in full production, the new motor system is designed to provide lightweight, efficient, simple-to-use propulsion. The EP Carry is designed specifically for dinghies, tenders, small rowing and other craft under 13 feet and 600 pounds.   Weighing in at a mere 14 pounds, the EP Carry motor is sold complete with ...

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Avon and Torqeedo launch new electric-powered tender

After introducing the first jet tender to the world in 1991 and completely revamping the landscape of the luxury yacht tender through its Avon brand for over 20 years, Zodiac Nautic is doubling down on its commitment to keep exploring the future of the boating industry. Together with Germany-based Torqeedo, Avon has developed the eJET 450, a 100 percent electric ...

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Correct Craft acquires electric boat drive system

Correct Craft recently announced its newest acquisition, an electric boat drive system, Ingenity P220, that originated in Austria. The acquisition is a result of Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations initiative and will help prepare Correct Craft’s Pleasurecraft Engine Group and the company’s boat brands for the inevitable future beyond internal combustion engines. Previously built by Ortner Electric in Villach, Austria, the ...

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Interview with Dr. Christoph Ballin, CEO of Torqeedo 

How big is the electric boating business? How fast is it growing?   At Torqeedo we currently have more than 70,000 electric propulsion systems in service worldwide. The industry is growing fast and gaining momentum every year. Our business grew by about 40 percent last year, and we don’t expect to see any slowdown.   What are the factors driving ...

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Torqeedo teams up with WhisperPower, Sentinel Boat Monitors

Torqeedo has announced a new 25 kW range extender for its Deep Blue system, optimized for commercial operations and applications which require extended motoring, developed in cooperation with WhisperPower. The 350V DC converter generator boasts a Mitsubishi S4Q2 four-cylinder diesel engine with crankshaft starting. The range extender’s variable frequency operation eliminates the fixed ratio between power, voltage output, and rotational ...

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Q&A with Torqeedo President Marcia Kull

Marcia Kull joined the Torqeedo team in May as its new president. Kull’s career in the marine industry began when she was an attorney specializing in product liability defense at Bowman and Brooke, eventually moving to Genmar Holdings and then Volvo Penta, where she was most recently the vice president of marine sales. Kull is enthusiastic about electric propulsion technology ...

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