Tag Archives: electric propulsion

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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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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