Category: Green Boating

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2022 Miami Innovation Award Winners Honored during Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Awards, recognizing manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. The Awards were presented during the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show’s Industry Breakfast, presented by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center…

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Hydrogen-fueled electric foiling chase boats at America’s Cup 37?

The next America’s Cup will be held in 2024 at a location still undecided, but the defender Emirates Team New Zealand and the official challenger INEOS Britannia just announced the Protocol which controls almost every other aspect of the race series. And while there are numerous changes that should make the actual sailing competition even more exciting, it also includes a rather amazing powerboat provision…

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Torqeedo releases new products, celebrates partnerships at METSTRADE

Torqeedo will celebrate the launch of a full product-line upgrade of its market-leading Cruise motors at METSTRADE. The new Cruise lineup will consist of 3 kW, 6 kW and 12 kW outboard and pod motors (6 to 25 horsepower-equivalents) powered by lithium-ion batteries from the highest quality production. The new Cruise motors have a completely reworked electrical design with enhanced thermal behaviour, an even more robust aluminium pylon with integral fin, ultra-quiet and durable helical gears, and improved tiller functionality…

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Flux Marine debuts electric outboard motors at 2021 Newport International Boat Show

Flux Marine, developer of electric outboard motors and battery systems for recreational watercraft, showcased its innovative propulsion systems for the first time at this year’s 2021 Newport International Boat Show (September 16-19, 2021). Flux Marine has redesigned the outboard motor from the ground up to deliver power and reliability while eliminating the pollution that plagues gasoline and diesel-powered engines…

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ePropulsion Announces Model Year 2021 Introductions with Seven New Evo Series Motors and Industry-First Hydrogeneration Capabilities

ePropulsion, the global leader in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today 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…

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Temo, unique electric propulsion with ancient design roots

The Temo electric outboard is wildly different from any other design, but it makes sense on first sight, and more so when you dig into the details. It’s small boat propulsion in the simple format of a single sculling oar, a modern brushless electric prop drive in some ways as rudimentary as a third-world longtail. So while the boaters above are enjoying quiet and highly maneuverable thrust similar to what a Torqeedo 1003 has pleasantly provided me for years, they’ve got it in a significantly more compact and portable package…

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Torqeedo announces new products for 2021

Torqeedo today announced several new products and developments for electric mobility on the water at a digital press conference. During the event, Dr Ralf Plieninger and Dr Michael Rummel, the company’s managing directors, talked about the company, its products and market opportunities, and how the company fulfils its mission to create the future of marine mobility…

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ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus electric outboard, Torqeedo has competition

The summer of 2020 In my home harbor was different from past seasons in three ways:.. …and there were a whole lot more Torqeedo electric outboards in use on tenders and small boats. While the Covid pandemic clearly caused the first two situations, I think that the popularity of small electric outboards is just reaching a sharply upward and sustained growth curve. And the ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus will be part of this growth…

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How Wakespeed’s WS500 alternator regulator solves complex charging issues, now with NMEA 2000 UPDATE

It’s hard to imagine getting excited over a mundane appliance such as an alternator regulator, but there is a lot to like about Wakespeed’s WS500 device. For me, the primary reason is that this regulator has addressed a gnarly charging problem on Bliss, our 40’ pilothouse trawler. It may help with yours. Let me explain…