Tag Archives: electric propulsion

Designed-for-electric folding boat enters the market

AquaNaut folding boat

Following five years of research and testing, AquaNaut Boats enters the recreational market with a new folding boat specially-designed for use with an electric outboard. The AquaNaut 270 is an 8-foot twin hull boat, folding down to three inches for roofrack transport on any car, with the heaviest component weighing 36 pounds. The company says assembly can be completed in ...

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ePropulsion announces E-Series batteries

ePropulsion recently announced the E-Series Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) high-performance batteries for the pinnacle of performance in electric boating. The most affordable marine batteries on the market and designed precisely to complement ePropulsion’s lines of Spirit and Navy electric outboard engines, the E-Series offers boaters functionality, while reducing weight and space requirements compared to traditional AGM lead-acid batteries. A key innovation of ...

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Torqeedo establishes sales organization in Italy

Torqeedo announced the establishment of a direct distribution organization in Italy to improve sales and service support for the company’s full range of Torqeedo products and systems - from small, lightweight outboards up to Deep Blue fully integrated propulsion systems. Gennaro Giliberti, who formerly managed project and key account sales for Italy, will now add retail sales to his responsibilities. ...

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Power play: Electric boats charge up the boating industry ladder

By David Gee Although an early electric boat was developed by German inventor Moritz von Jacobi in 1839, it took more than 30 years of battery and motor development before they became more practical – and popular. And it’s taken another 150 years for them to become a four-and-a-half billion dollar segment worldwide. The battery and motor development didn’t stop, ...

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Torqeedo announces management team changes

Torqeedo recently announced a reconfiguration of its management team, which in future will comprise Dr. Ralf Plieninger and Dr. Michael Rummel. Founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin is moving to the advisory board where he and Dr. Frank Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of DEUTZ AG, will continue to advise and support the company.  “As the founder of Torqeedo, Christoph Ballin ...

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Highfield Boats partners with Pure Watercraft to launch electric RIB line

Highfield Boats electric RIB

Highfield Boats, manufacturer of aluminum-hull rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), has announced a strategic partnership with Pure Watercraft, makers of the Pure Outboard complete electric marine propulsion system. The two companies have collaborated on the design of the new, environmentally friendly Pure Watercraft by Highfield series of all-electric-powered RIBS. We are excited to partner with such an innovative company and to ...

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Taiga Orca electric PWC wins Red Dot Design Award

Taiga Orca wins Red Dot Award

The Taiga Orca, an all-electric personal watercraft from Canada's Taiga Motors, has earned a Red Dot Award for outstanding design. The Orca features a full carbon fiber hull and top deck, a floating seat made possible by the absence of an internal combustion engine, and an onboard computer offering connectivity via built-in GPS mapping, LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The 23kWh ...

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Watershed Innovation introduces Ingenity electric propulsion brand

Watershed Innovation (a subsidiary of Correct Craft) announced its newest brand, Ingenity. Ingenity will debut its electric drive system powered by a unique battery at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. “Ingenity will change the marine industry as we know it. At Correct Craft we believe the future will be very different than it is today and that’s why we ...

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The show is on!

By David Gee It's on. The Miami International Boat Show has officially begun. Or to be more accurate, the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, is underway. 2020 marks the 79th year of the five-day show which occupies an important part of the boating industry's annual calendar. Speaking of the calendar, it doesn't hurt to hold ...

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Torqeedo celebrates milestones, new products

Torqeedo will celebrate its 15th year of technology innovations and deliver its 100,000th electric drive for the worldwide marine industry in the coming year. “While we’re pleased to achieve these important milestones, Torqeedo has never been only about success as a company,” said co-founder and CEO Dr. Christoph Ballin. “Torqeedo is building the future of how people move on the ...

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