Here are 6 recent World 1sts in electric boats

While I was writing out the article the other day about the World’s 1st Hydrogen River Boat, it occurred to me that I have typed that phrase ‘World’s First’ quite a few times in the past few months.

So I thought it might be fun to do a quick recap of them all in one place. Each image below links to the original article.

Together they give a vivid depiction of what an exciting time this is in electric boats and boating. (including hydrogen and hybrid)

I’m sure there will be lots more firsts in the days ahead and we will continue to cover them at Plugboats.

World’s 1st Hydrogen River Boat: May 22, 2019

The Candela Speedboat Electric Hydrofoiling boat: May 20, 2019

I don’t think this was touted as a World 1st, but as far as I can tell this is the first production model of an electric hydrofoiling boat.  If it’s not, let me know through the Contact Form at the bottom of the page.

World’s 1st hybrid pilot boat: May 7, 2019

World’s 1st electric oil carrier: March 27, 2019

This hasn’t been launched yet, but has been commissioned.

World’s 1st electric RIB workboat: February 4, 2019

This NaviWatt ZenPro580 was launched in 2018, but this is the date we covered it.

World’s 1st electric harbour skimmer: April 16, 2019

Similar to the electric oil carrier, this hasn’t been launched yet, but it has been commissioned

World’s first production electric hydrofoil board: April 23, 2019

This didn’t officially happen in the last few months, but the the world’s first production e-foil from Lift was noted in our review of electric hydrofoils.

A late edition…

Somehow this slipped our attention, maybe because it is not about a boat per se, but extremely important nonetheless!!

World’s 1st network of e-boat superchargers: May 13, 2019

And here are a couple of bonus landmarks that aren’t ‘World 1sts’

The electric Niagara Falls Maid of the Mists: May 4, 2019

…is the first all-electric zero emission passenger vessel built in the United States


The ‘Anne of Green Energy’ solar dining and cruise boat of Canada’ Prince Edward Island: March 28, 2019

…is “North America’s largest solar boat & the world’s first solar-powered dinner cruise and tour boat.”

And while we’re here, of course there is the ongoing saga of

Energy Observer, the first hydrogen vessel going around the world

If you think one of these is in error or you know of another World’s 1st in electric boats, let us know!

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