With the world’s largest trade exhibition for marine equipment opening this week, Plugboats has put together this METSTRADE 2021 electric boats exhibitors guide to make it a little easier to find the companies that will be demonstrating the latest in electric propulsion at the show.
Even though electrics are growing in presence at every boat show, it is sometimes a bit difficult to find them – especially at METSTRADE which has 1,276 exhibitors from 48 countries spread over 26 pavilions in the 110,000 square metre (1.84M square feet) RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.
We think we have hunted down all of the electric boats and boating exhibitors for this Plugboats Guide to METSTRADE 2021 Electric Boats Exhibitors, but there is every possibility that somebody got overlooked. Let us know if you have an addition.
The electric exhibitors are all listed at the bottom of the page, but first, a few highlights to note:
DAME Design Awards
Two companies with zero emission solutions are up for the 2021 DAME Design Award, presented to recognize and promote innovation in 7 categories with an overall winner also selected. The combined registration fees for the 2021 awards are donated to the Blue Marine Foundation.
BLUESPIN is a retractable electric propulsion system for new or existing boats from BLUENAV of France. The system can be integrated to a boat already equipped with a fossil fuel engine to create a hybrid propulsion system that allows the user to switch between an ICE to electric mode without requiring modifications to the boat’s structure.
UPDATE December 13: Bluespin is the Winner of the Innovation Award Product Category
Molabo of Germany has developed the ISCAD V50, the world’s first electric drive capable of delivering a continuous output of 50 kW at safe-to-touch voltages of 48 V. The safe-to-touch voltage and light weight (kg) makes for easy installation on existing hulls.
RemigoOne Integrated Electric Outboard is a new portable outboard from Slovenia designed by talking with sailors and asking what they want and need in a small but efficient (1kW) motor for dinghies and small sailboats. It’s a sleek pillar design with a combination mounting bracket/tiller that attaches to the boat and allows the Remigo to be easily lifted out of the water for sailing or taken ashore for charging.
UPDATE November 16: Remigo been awarded Special Mention in the category Machinery, Propulsion, Mechanical and Electrical Systems and Fittings.
Range Extender REXH2 is from EODev, the commercialization arm of the Energy Observer hydrogen research vessel. It’s a 60kW continuous electro-hydrogen power generator, that can combine with batteries for full electric zero emission navigation and to power onboard systems. It’s already powering the HYNOVA 40 pleasure craft and has been installed by Fountaine Pajot on the SAMANA 59 catamaran.
Good luck to all. Hopefully these new electric/hydrogen innovations will follow in the footsteps of other DAME nominees and winners.
Oceanvolt was a 2017 DAME Design Award category winner for its ServoProp hydrogenerating variable pitch saildrive, the modular electric pod from SeaDrive was nominated in 2019and Toeqeedo’s Cruise FP system was the Overall Winner in 2016. In 2020 METSTRADE had to be held as a virtual event, with a special one-time R&D Excellence in Adversity Award presented to TEMO for its ‘wand’ electric outboard.
Boat Builders Awards
The Boat Builder Awards, run by IBI magazine and METSTRADE and sponsored by Raymarine, honour companies or individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the boating industry during the past year. Awards are presented in 6 categories and electric boat and boating companies are nominated in 3 of them.
The Candela C7 and recently launched C8 are nominated in the Innovative On-Board Design Solution category, sponsored by Fusion Entertainment, for builders who have developed a specific design feature that transforms their end users’ on-board experience.
UPDATE November 18: Candela a co-winner in the category.
In the Collaborative Solution between Boat or Superyacht Builder and its Supply Chain Partner
category, sponsored by Ultraflex, there are two e-boat nominees:
- Torqeedo, Excess Catamarans, and ZF for their collaboration on the new Deep Blue 50kW hybrid power system on Excess 15 catamarans, unveiled in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival and
- Spirit Yachts, Solbian and Sailectron for the integrated solar panels on the Spirit 44CR(e) with Oceanvolt ServoProp15 sail drive
UPDATE November 18: Torqeedo, Excess Catamarans and ZF winners in the category. (»» read article here)
In the Environmental Initiative category, sponsored by Confindustria Nautica, the SunReef Yachts ECO line is nominated for its variety of environmentally oriented features, including electric and hybrid propulsion options.
UPDATE November 18: SunReef winner in the category.
New METSTRADE 2021 electric boats exhibitors, new products
The METSTRADE organizers and long time exhibitors are obviously delighted to be able to have the show live again (there were some doubts when the Dutch government announced temporary lockdown measures last Friday) and perhaps even happier are the 180 companies from 29 countries coming to the exhibition for the first time.
Thirteen of those newcomers (including Remigo and EODev) are electric boat exhibitors – 7.2% of the total for the statisticians in the crowd:
- HY GENERATION
- Rim Drive Technology
- Vision Marine Technologies
- Water World
…and there are a few new products being announced that we will be writing about in the coming days.
Electric Fuel of Israel, a battery maker probably best known for it water-activated lifejacket lights, is adding to its 12V and 24V lithium-ion marine batteries with a new 48V pack with smart BMS (Battery Management System) and CANBus communication to connect with chargers and boat electrical systems.
Propel of the Netherlands is a new division of Saietta Motors that uses the mother company’s AFT axial flux motors to power the 10kW Propel S1 outboard and Propel D1 inboard. Click here to read the full Plugboats article.
This also seems to be a coming out year for high power electric outboards. Vision Marine Technologies of Canada will be at the show with its E-Motion 180E that is getting ready for mass production, Evoy of Norway will have its Gale Force Outboard 150hp and Inboard Hurricane 400hp – fresh off its world debut last Wednesday and the listing for EPTechnologies of Denmark says the company “launching our new electric outboard engines 150HP and 190HP version soon“.
So see below for all METSTRADE 2021 electric boats exhibitors, click on any of the tile images for more information and the location of their booth.
And if you are going to the show in person, be sure to be aware of and follow the COVID-19 protocols on the METSTRADE site
METSTRADE 2021 electric boats exhibitors
We are a young dynamic company in Schleswig Holstein and have set ourselves the goal to provide sustainable and clean propulsion technology for boats. Environmentally friendly and water-saving solutions for global environmental protection are very important to us.
That is why we have founded this new company to devote ourselves to this endeavor with full force.
High quality and sustainable electric motors for boats and ships, save and clean energy solutions – this is what the name of Aquamot stands for. Whether electric boat drives or the appropriate components, at Aquamot you will get unmatched power and efficiency for leisure driver and commercial use from a single source.
Whisper silent, robust, powerful & environmentally friendly. The silent power behind electric boating. Assemble your own electric propulsion system. With our configurator you can easily check what propulsion suits you best for your boat.
Complete System. Every E-TECH drive system is a complete system and the set contains everything to install a ready-to-go electric drive system in your boat.
Battery Charging. E-TECH electric drives (4kWatt and higher) are strong generators as well. In a sailing boat under sail or in a hybrid set-up the turning E-TECH engine can charge the batteries.
Thrust Bearing. Every E-TECH engine has a double acting build-in thrust bearing. The axial thrust from the propeller is guided efficiently and without resistance to the engine casing.
COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
E-Tech Yachting is the largest marine electrical and electronics specialist in Spain, serving the yachting industry worldwide. Design/installation of complete electric propulsion systems.
Electric Dynamic Nautics
The brand name e’dyn established by the company Podkriznik d.o.o. is the short name for Electric Dynamic Nautics. We offer electrical propulsion systems for boats in different variations and powers.
Our goal is to create smart electric mobility solutions for people who move around on water. E’dyn propulsion systems and motors can be used on various vessels on lakes, rivers and seas.
Electric Fuel – presently part of the Power Systems Division of Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTX) – was founded in 1990. Specializing in the selection, design and manufacture of high-end primary and rechargeable batteries and chargers, Electric Fuel offers state of the art expertise in a variety of electrochemistries, and serves as a “one stop shop” for custom and off-the-shelf battery electronics, software, packaging and testing.
POWERING THE FUTURE – NEVER STOP – GO AHEAD
with PURE ELECTRIC PROPULSIONS by ELECTRINE
ELECTRINE e-OUTBOARD series guarantees a full satisfaction
without any compromise for your choice.
ELECTRINE e-INBOARD Series provides stunning performance
from 40HP to 350 HP with smooth delivery. Your ride finally meets the future.
ELECTRINE e-SAILDRIVE series allows you to continue your valuable mission with more efficient and silent ride.
Republic of Korea
Elektro Štumpfl d.o.o. has been successfully implementing projects in the fields of electrical installations, vessel electrification, and the assembly of LV distributors for the last 50 years. We are distinguished by the high quality and wide range of our products, which help us to successfully carry out comprehensive projects. Our qualities also include a quick response time, adaptability to customer requirements, innovativeness, and international experience.
We are a distributor of Victron Energy and Fischer Panda products, which complete our comprehensive range of electrical installations for vessels.
Renewables are the energies of today. At EODev, we want to bring the use of these energies within everyone’s reach, and especially hydrogen as the energy vector for a low-carbon society. Our offer is based on proven, mass-produced, and economically relevant technologies.
Discover our Products
GEH2: The zero-emission hydrogen power generator
REXH2: The on-board solution for zero-emission navigation
STSH2: The on-board solution for zero-emission navigation
Electric boat motor for sailboats
ePropulsion electric outboards enable one-design sailboats to leave and return to the marina quick, silent and maneuverable. The hydrogenation and solar charging also allow sailors to travel further and sail sustainably.
Electric outboards for fishing boatsIdeal for both freshwater and saltwater, ePropulsion electric outboard motors are perfect for jon boats, aluminum fishing boats, bass boats and fishing pontoons.
Electric outboards for work boats
The electric outboard motor has a simple motor structure with much fewer components than gas engines. The quiet and exhaust-free experience also makes passengers comfortable onboard.
Electric outboards for dinghy and tenders
Our electric outboard motors make your boat trips comfortable, quiet and exhaust-free. Our maintenance-free designs save you time, money, and headaches.
EPTechnologies is a marine propulsion provider. We are a complete partner, from our in-house batteries to the sail / shaft or Z-drive, we have it all. If there is something we can’t do in-house, we use our extensive network and highly competent partners to find the right solutions.
Our years of experience, quality, innovation and durability is a guarantee for a stress-free drive / sailing experience. We stand by our service!
Evoy’s vision is to eliminate boating emissions which is a strong guideline and gives us the direction and dedication to lift boating to a whole new level. Just imagine boating with no sound, fumes or breakdowns – it gives you the peace of mind to enjoy your voyage as it should be – in total harmony with the surrounding nature and wildlife, feeling free and at ease with your loved ones. That is what we call the Evoy Experience.
Evoy was founded in 2018 and its headquarter is based in Florø, Norway, and one office in Paris, France since 2021. Evoy design, develop and manufacture powerful 100% electric motor system for commercial and leisure boats. These are typically fast boats between 20 and 50 foot, bringing the superiority of electric voyaging into new markets with Evoy’s ground-breaking technology. The powerful plug-and-play inboard and outboard turn-key systems can be placed into any boat, whether it is the boat your own today or the new boat you have always dreamt of.
Evoy wants to enhance the boating experience by bringing eco friendly solutions for the explorer of tomorrow.
Inspired by Nature, FinX develops a responsible, secure and clean nautical mobility.
FinX, a natural evidence. FinX imagine a new navigation with bio-inspired boat engines. By observing the movement of marine animals, the start-up imagines a fin to move boats forward, for a better and necessary cohabitation, in full harmony with nature.
Fischer Panda has manufactured electric and hybrid drive systems for houseboats, motor boats and yachts for more than 15 years now.
Electric drives from Fischer Panda are perfect for cruising on waters where conventional combustion engines are not permitted, both for monohull and multihull boats with one or two drives.
What we offer:
- Complete system from a single source
- Silent and vibration-free cruising
- Up to 100 % emission-free
- Sufficient power on board at all times
- Efficient Motor
- Unique manoeuvrability
- Professional 24 h customer support
- Extremely low cruising costs
Hy-Generation has created an innovative marine thruster design entirely dedicated to electricity.
High efficiency • Extended autonomy • Light • Efficient • Powerful
With the RIM6 pack – pre-series, you will have a light, efficient and functional propulsion solution. To make the most of its innovations, we also offer all the essentials you will need: an energy pack, your integration media, and protections.
ELECTRIC, HYDRAULIC AND HYBRID PROPULSION
Thanks to our many years of experience in the maritime field, we have developed our own advanced propulsion systems, both electric, hydraulic and hybrid. The systems are equipped with PM or HY propellers.
The future needs new drive.
Every one of us needs his drive, his motivation. For us the electric motor is the drive – it makes us every day more flexible for new challenges. As a competent partner for special customer solutions, which our technicians realize in the shortest time, flexibility belongs to the daily tool.
Mastervolt offers integrated electrical systems which generate, store, convert or manage alternating and direct current. We realise this by using high-quality technology in digital switching, energy storage by means of Lithium Ion batteries, and chargers/inverters that are both efficient and user-friendly. All these products communicate in the same language via the MasterBus platform. This ensures that everyone working with a Mastervolt system can always see the right information related to each product in the system. Onboard, at the yard or on remote, system analyses are always easy to perform. This ensures a carefree and reliable electrical power system which enables sailors to enjoy having electricity onboard without any concerns.
November 15 – 17
RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre
The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. We are the only truly international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry and have served as a platform for innovation, market developments and networking since our launch in 1988. In addition to the overall leisure marine industry, we cater for three specialist sectors, namely Superyachts, Marinas and Yards and Construction materials. We do this through three specialised pavilions, each offering a smaller self-contained show within the larger METSTRADE Show context.
MOLABO SYSTEM SOLUTION
Looking for the perfect electric drive system for your boat?
The MOLABO shaft system offers a silent, vibration-free drive solution that is easy to install thanks to the safe-to-touch 48 V technology.
To make the installation as easy as possible for you, we offer additional components to the motor with integrated controller. With us you get everything you need for an efficient and reliable propulsion of your electric boat on a one-stop basis.
The Overboat offers everyone the pleasure of flying over water, without any learning and in complete safety.
This boat, both clean and silent, provides incomparable sensations of gliding.
Equipped with the latest automated foil technology and innovative electric propulsion, it is as smart as it is zen.
With its small footprint, retractable foils and relatively light weight, it adapts to many uses, while respecting the marine environment.
Oceanvolt power and propulsion systems consist of several key components; a powerful regenerating motor, an ergonomically designed control lever, a propulsion battery bank, a charger and a motor controller.
Oceanvolt offers complete electric power and propulsion systems for either shaft or sail drive configurations with installations for monohull, multihull and commercial boats, for both private and charter use, across the globe. We work with many of the best boatbuilders and boat designers in the marine industry. And we have sales representatives and a global technical team ready to help you get the right system for your boat.
Location: Vantaa, Finland
Conceived and built to propel the electric era
We knew existing technology wouldn’t cut the mustard, which is why we started from the ground up with our radical pancake motor design, delivering more torque, less noise and more fun.Ride the Electric Wave
Next generation electric propulsion. Discover the most efficient electric boat motors in the industry.
Our very first outboard motor is set to take you beyond what you thought an e-outboard was capable of.
BT QSY is the a new range of thrusters powered by QSY Quick Synchronous Motors electric motors
The new permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motors represent an important technological evolution in the nautical market and have extraordinary characteristics that translate into better overall energy efficiency, total absence of maintenance activities, ease of use, reliability, efficiency, lightness, flexibility , silence and are characterized by an IP68 degree and an integrated power inverter.
The range, designed for daily use on all types of boats, includes 8 thrusters for boats up to 100 ‘which differ in the different dimensions of the tunnel (from the smallest with a diameter of 140 12V, to the largest with a diameter of 300 48V) and reach thrust performance up to 300Kgf.
Probably the last small outboard you will ever buy.
Superb product is sophisticated on the inside yet simple and intuitive.
We talked to yachtsmen. We observed boaters. We carefully listened to sailors. And their crews. A good outboard motor should support our endeavours and not interfere with them!
Introducing Remigo, world’s first fully integrated electric outboard.
Powerful as 3HP gasoline
Reliable range – up to 14NM at half speed – 3 knots
Maximum speed at around 5 knots
Rim Drive Technology believes in offering the total solution for every client within every market: from electric motor to battery, from throttle control to battery monitor. A rim drive motor has some specific advantages in comparison to other (electric) motors:
- Very little chance to seize your propeller due to axle less design
- No wearing parts within the motor design
- Completely water lubricated
- No oil used anywhere within the motor
- Minimal dimensions
- High reaction speed
- Individual programming possible
- High efficiency
- Only one rotational part
- Only salt water resistant materials
Wanraaij 33, 6673 DM, Andelst
Silent, compact, environmentally friendly – the SCHOTTEL RimThruster combines great drive system power with maximum comfort on board. As a purely electric propulsion system, i.e. without resonance-generating mechanical components, it is characterized by minimum noise and vibration levels. This makes it ideally suited for use in passenger shipping. Thanks to its special design, the compact SRT also boasts a wide range of installation options, enabling large space gains in a vessel.
A pod for every use
3 basic models, modular construction, push and pull versions, lift-up versions, variable speed, azimuth versions, fixed or foldable propeller, re-generative versions and tablet/PC control.
The pod unit can be used as both a puller and pusher, and as a sail drive with folding propeller.
The standardized top and bottom interfaces allow the same basis pod unit to be used for all applications just by changing the masts, keels and fastening brackets.
At TEMO, we believe that the pleasure of boating should not stop or slip away due to logistical constraints. This is why we fight every day to provide solutions capable of erasing the arduousness of boaters and allow them to refocus fully on their practice.
With the TEMO dinghy engine, ensure a zero stress experience and 100% pleasure!
Electric drives for sailors
Torqeedo offers electric drives for sailboats from dinghies to yachts up to 120 feet: compact and powerful outboards, light and space-saving pod drives, one of the most powerful electric saildrives on the market, and the world’s first fully integrated hybrid propulsion and energy management system from industrial production.
Electric drives for motorboats
Enjoy a clean and quiet life on the water. Outboards from our Travel and Cruise series offer up to 20 horsepower of lightweight and emission-free fun. Need more power? Deep Blue, the first industrially produced, high-performance electric drive system for motorboats is available as outboard and inboard systems up to 100 kW.
Electric motors for kayaks
The ideal kayak fishing motor is quiet, lightweight, efficient and durable. Your Ultralight will take you to remote fishing grounds and allows easy, hands-free manoeuvring. On touring kayaks and canoes, the Ultralight serves as a compact range extender for extended tours and expeditions.
Electric boat drives for professionals
Reliability, efficiency and safety are critical when choosing propulsion for a commercial vessel – as are low and predictable fuel and maintenance costs. Torqeedo offers fully integrated, standards-compliant, high-tech drive systems at a competitive total cost of ownership.
Bellmarine is a Dutch brand and historical leader in electric marine propulsion and more besides; With a concentration on the European market with over 4000 systems installed in various types of applications.
Transfluid S.p.A., an Italian company, has been manufacturing power transmission products for over 60 years and is well established in the market thanks to its organisation of subsidiaries and distributors around the world. Transfluid has developed a complete range of hybrid propulsion systems and produces permanent magnet electric machinery.
Established in 2018, the new company Transfluid North Europe B.V. combines the experience and knowledge of the two companies; both share a vision orientated towards the future with environmentally friendly propulsion, for marine and industrial applications, the natural evolution of their technologies.
The merger between the two companies now enables proposal of electrical and hybrid solutions suitable for any type of boat or industrial vehicle, covering a unique range of powers worldwide.
Electric and Hybrid Propulsion Systems
As leaders in power transmission technology, Twin Disc gives you the flexibility to drive everything from wheels to propellers with diesel power (or equivalent LNG, bio fuels, etc.), full electric, or a hybrid system that takes advantage of both.
With electric and hybrid propulsion systems you gain better ways to meet emissions standards, save on fuel and maintenance costs, and increase efficiency.
Our experts are ready to help you determine the solution that best fits your application. GoElectric with Twin Disc—and improve your bottom line.
Peace and quiet on the water with only the sound of the waves. With the new E-LINE from VETUS you can enjoy nature at its best. Think of the noise level of a sailing boat with the manoeuvrability of a motorboat.
The E-LINE from VETUS is compact, complete, highly efficient, plug & play and suitable for both new builds and re-powering. The E-LINE drive works with the V-CAN bus system and meets all current and future emission requirements.
Our products include sinewave inverters, sinewave inverters/chargers, battery chargers, DC/DC converters, transfer switches, battery monitors and more. Victron Energy has a strong, unrivalled reputation for technical innovation, reliability, and build quality. Our products are widely considered to be the professional choice for independent electric power.
WaterWorld offers many benefits over traditional electric boat drives.
- affordable – one of the most affordable electric inboard drives on the market
- quiet and clean – practically no motor noise and no emissions
- efficient – for better range without adding extra batteries
- reliable – tested and proven technology
- future proof – second hand value of combustion engines will be decreasing with increasing environmental awareness and regulations
- easy to install – one unit for motor and controller, no water cooling system and direct connection to the shaft, without a gearbox
- easy to service and update – controller can be easily updated, or quickly exchanged in case of emergency
- support and training – marketing and technical support for WaterWorld dealers
A well performing energysystem is an absolute must in a pleasure yachts. A wide variety of products and systems can be supplied from stock including sine wave inverters, battery chargers and long life batteries. WhisperPower’s sister company Hybrid Power Systems BV is the premium company to offer combined hybrid propulsion systems from 25 kW – 250 kW.
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ZF Marine Propulsion Systems is a supplier and one of the global market leader in the design and development of complete propulsion systems for all ship models.
ZF Marine provides transmissions (reversing, non-reversing and hybrid), propellers, thrusters, steering systems and electronic control systems for a comprehensive range of applications with a power range from 10 to 12,000 kilowatts in commercial and fast crafts as well as in pleasure crafts and yachts.