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Mercury Racing introduces new Supercharged V8 500R Model

Mercury Racing elevates outboard engine power and techn…

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Plugboats: Halifax Technology Lets Electric Boats Feed Power Back to Grid

One of the keys for the world’s transition to renewable…

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Gear: Adapter Enables Visiting 30-Amp Ports

Boaters who enjoy exploring risk disappointment when th…

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Plugboats: Canadian Electric Speedboat Part of Guinness Record Swim

May 24, 2023 By Jeff Butler When swimmer Merle Liivand…

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State of the Electric Boat Market

There is a chart used by marketers and historians that tracks how quickly any new technology – from cars to radios to microwave ovens to smartphones – is taken up by a population.

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Plugboats: New EB EINS ultralight electric boat weighs only 89 kilograms

One of the issues right now for electric planing boats is, to put it simply…the weight of the batteries. For a planing sport boat in the neighbourhood of 20-25 feet, there is a constant battle between the power needed to get the boat up and staying on plane with the weight of the battery needed to achieve any range.

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Plugboats: IONized

There is always a lot of action going on at boat shows, but I was a bit startled at the Miami show to be walking along checking out exhibitors when just to my right I heard the music of Jimmy Buffett start up and looked over to see a small machine that was blinking away and lighting up like a robot from Star Wars.

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Electric Back at the Show – Part 2: Motors

One of the most unique ‘boats’ at the Enercare Centre was the Electricat, a small houseboat that can be inflated in half an hour and be all set to take up to 6 people out on the water.

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Electric Back at the Show – Part 1: Boats

Boat shows are back. For the past two years the largest indoor boat show in North America – the Toronto International Boat Show was virtual but this year it was in-person, again!

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Plugboats: Brunswick launches Veer – new boat brand for electric propulsion

Earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Brunswick Corporation launched Veer, an all-new boat brand designed to support electric propulsion and appeal to the next generation of boaters.

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Plugboats: Why Are These Electric Boat Builders in The Middle Of The Desert At The Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show?

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is best known as the annual geekfest where the latest in computers, software, home entertainment, video games and other electronic gadgets are on display.

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New products: Mercury Marine introduces the Avator 7.5e electric outboard

On January 4th, 2023, Mercury Marine introduced the Avator™ 7.5e electric outboard at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023 in Las Vegas. Avator is Mercury’s next step forward in marine innovation and the 7.5e model is the first in a series of electric outboard products to be released in 2023.

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Plugboats: Electric boats zoom to 2023

It’s that time of year when all the prognosticators pull out their crystal balls and try to predict what will happen in the next 12 months. While it’s always a bit of a fool’s task to try to predict the future, when it comes to electric boats we know a couple of tings for sure.

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Canadian Yachting February 2023: Winter Boat Shows are back on in Canada and we are ecstatic!

The February issue of CY is jam packed with a gallery of Hot New Boats! Over the summer months and at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show the CY Team got on board to view each boat. We curated an amazing gallery of up-and-coming fibreglass beauties ranging from day boats to cruisers.

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The Third ‘Gussies’ International Electric Boat Awards

The third ‘Gussies’ international electric boat awards have announced the winning boats the ‘best represent excellence in electric boats and boating. This year’s awards were presented in nine categories of boats that include both boats in production as well as concept electric boats or those in development.

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CRANK UP THE TUNES!

Enhance your music listening experience onboard this season with JL Audio’s Marine Coaxial Speakers.

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Technically speaking, I didn’t even glaze over

What a nice surprise. When we talk boat tech lately, it has typically meant foiling or electric motors and batteries. This week’s issue made me realize there’s a LOT more than that going on.

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Plugboats: A major conversion of a 100 year old!

More than one owner of a sailboat in the past few years has thought, when trying to fire up a diesel or gas motor, that maybe the time is right to convert to electric for the times when they are not sailing under wind power.

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Plugboats: Solar Electric Catamaran Uses Wingsail to Increase Range with No Fossil Fuels

One of the challenges of electric propulsion for boats is range. On a fast-planing boat no one wants to be told they can only enjoy it for only a limited time. On an offshore cruiser no one wants to find out they can’t get back to shore.

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Plugboats: Testing a compact electric dinghy

Two weeks ago, I got a call from a CBC radio reporter looking to do a story on electric boats and hoping to go out for a spin in one. That was the good news. The bad news was he called late on a Friday afternoon and wanted to do the item for a Tuesday show.

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Les dernières innovations dévoilées à Monaco

Le Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (MEBC) qui s’est déroulé dans la Principauté du 8 au 13 juillet montre le chemin parcouru par la technologie de la navigation électrique et donne quelques indices sur ce qui nous attend.    

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Electric: Elco Offers New Smaller, Lighter Electric Inboard Motors

The first builder of electric boats, founded in 1893, Elco now introduces new designs of its EP-6, EP-12 and EP-20 inboard motors that are half the weight and one-third smaller in length and height than previous models.

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Editor’s Note: Summer report

While there’s still some good weather left, let’s take a moment to celebrate this summer. Sunny, warm (mostly) and packed with the camaraderie that comes from spending two years under the dock.

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Plugboats: Sea-Doo introduces electric hydrofoil board

One of the top requests in the electrification of water transport is for a jet ski that can deliver the same thrill as a gas powered unit for the rider – but with a lot less noise for those out on or near the water with them.

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Plugboats: Ninth annual Monaco races showcase latest electric boat innovations

The Monaco Energy Boat Challenge (MEBC) took place in the principality July 8 to 13 and shows how far the technology of electric boating has come and give some hints about what lies ahead.

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Plugboats: X-Yachts adds electric option

X-Yachts of Denmark is the latest shipyard to offer electric propulsion on its sailing yachts with the introduction of the X4⁹E, an adapted version of their existing X4⁹ model.

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Plugboats: Arc One, world’s most powerful electric boat hits the water

Arc Boats, a venture-backed startup building high-performance, fully electric boats, has launched its flagship Arc One model. The company says it is the most powerful electric watercraft commercially available and marks a milestone not just for the company, ‘but also for the nascent electric boating industry’.

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Gear: Smartplug cordsets: easier, more efficient

When the twist-type connector was invented in 1938, production boats were made of wood and didn’t have power-hungry electrical components. In today’s vessels, utilizing state-of-the-art materials and technologies is the norm, including the revolutionary SmartPlug Dual Configuration Cordset.

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Plugboats: Electric hydrofoiling speedboat unveils water taxi version in Venice

Candela, the Swedish company that is revolutionizing electric boating with its hydrofoiling speedboats, has unveiled the P-8 Voyager, a water taxi/ferry version of its C8 model at the Venice Boat Show that ran May 28 – June 5.

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Delphia 11, premier bateau tout électrique pour Groupe Bénéteau

Racheté par le groupe Bénéteau en 2018, Delphia Yachts a lancé son premier bateau tout électrique avec la promesse que l’entreprise ne construira que des unités  électriques d’ici 2024.    

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Plugboats: Delphia 11 – first all-electric yacht from Beneteau Group

Purchased by the Beneteau Group in 2018, Delphia Yachts launched its first all-electric yacht along with the promise that the company will build only electric vessels by 2024.

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Le bateau de poursuite à hydrogène de l’America’s Cup prend son envol

Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), qui a introduit la technologie des foils lors de l’America’s Cup en 2012, innove à nouveau avec le lancement du premier bateau de poursuite à zéro émission à hydrogène.    

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Solar What?

In July 2019, I met with Jeff Butler, who I hadn’t encountered before. Jeff was all fired up about a pet project called the Toronto Solar Boat Race. He had a lot of information, he had partners like Harbourfront and the RCYC.

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Plugboats: America’s Cup hydrogen powered chase boat takes flight

Emirates Team New Zealand, who introduced foiling to America’s Cup competition in 2012, is innovating again with the launch of the first hydrogen powered zero emission chase boat.

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Electric Flier: New Electric Hydrofoiling Yacht

Commissioned by the owner of the 2020 UK-built sailing/electric yacht Geist, the 35’ Electric Flier is an electrically powered sportboat made out of wood. She will be built by Spirit Yachts, which was founded in 1993 to give connoisseurs a wooden alternative to fiberglass production boats.

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Mercury Marine announces bold new vision with its Avator™ electric outboard concept

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced its Avator™ electric outboard concept, representing Mercury’s next step in marine innovation, advanced technology, and engineering.

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Electric outboards rule Part II

Two years of COVID-19-pent-up marine-product introductions burst forth on the world’s largest marine-equipment stage — METSTRADE — two weeks ago in Amsterdam.

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Electric outboards rule at European boat show

Two years of COVID-19-pent-up marine-product introductions burst forth on the world’s largest marine-equipment stage — METSTRADE — two weeks ago in Amsterdam. Most significant were TEN electric outboard motors with stated horsepower from 1 to 267.

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Vision Marine Technologies Partners with Linamar Corporation Subsidiary McLaren Engineering on E-Motion™ Fully Electric Outboard Motor

Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. announced on October 26th that it has executed a Manufacture and Supply Agreement (“MSA”) with Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR), a global leader in manufacturing solutions and world class developer of highly engineered products.

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