This year marks the 35th anniversary of METSTRADE Show, the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems and the leading platform for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry.
I don’t know how many electric boat exhibitors were at that first show in 1988, but I am going to assume that it would have been next to zero. In the past few years, though, the number of exhibitors specializing in electric motors, batteries and accessories has more than tripled from 25 in 2019 to 77 at this year’s show.
That’s not all, there is now a dedicated Next Generation Propulsion Zone with 19 exhibitors as well as Q&A presentations and seminars in the show’s METSTRADE Theatre – and we can say with absolute certainty that an electric propulsion system will be the winner of the Propulsion & Dynamics category in the prestigious DAME Design Awards.
Winner of DAME propulsion award will be electric
The reason we can be so sure is because there are no fossil fuel nominees: every nominee in the category is an electric solution: ePropulsion, FinX, Garmin, Molabo, Oceanvolt, Temo, Torqeedo and ZeroJet. Also, in the Electronic & Electric Systems, Denmark’s EPTechnologies is a nominee for its new HSS Solid State Battery.
The other prestigious awards are the Boat Builder Awards, presented by IBI and METSTRADE in association with Raymarine. Electric boats and builders are nominated in seven of the eleven categories.
There are also two Pavilions that are not totally focussed on electric boats and boating, but have non-fossil fuel propulsion as major parts of their presentations.
Exhibits, Seminars, Round Tables
The Foiling Technology Pavilion will look at the present and future of hydrofoiling and includes electric innovators BAR Technologies, Edorado, Neocean and the Emirates Team New Zealand Design Works that developed a hydrogen chase boat for the 2024 America’s Cup.
The Start Up Pavilion has a large collection of new companies that include BatteryCheck, with a system that provides continuous monitoring and predictive analytics for safe battery operation and optimization; and Open Waters Solar, who have designed composite solar panels that they claim are stronger, lighter and more durable than any other panels.
We have highlighted below some items going on this METS week, and at the bottom of the page is a Directory of Electric Boat Exhibitors with links to their website and other information. The METSTRADE show runs Wednesday, November 15 through Friday November 18.
Next Generation Propulsion Zone
The growing demand for climate-friendly engines and fueling is gaining significance in the marine market. At METSTRADE 2023, we’re tapping into this trend with the Next Generation Propulsion Zone, a dedicated area showcasing the latest innovations in electric and hybrid engines, alternative fuels, and zero-emission solutions.
Whether you’re a boat builder, yacht owner, or marina operator, the Next Generation Propulsion Zone is a must-see for anyone interested in the future of sustainable marine propulsion.
In addition to the exhibits, the Next Generation Propulsion Zone will also feature a daily panel discussion in the METSTRADE Theatre on the latest trends and developments in sustainable marine propulsion, led by Ed Slack. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the latest technologies and how they can be applied to your business or pleasure craft.
Don’t miss the Next Generation Propulsion Zone at METSTRADE 2023! It’s the best place to see the future of sustainable marine propulsion.
Exhibitors: Next Generation Propulsion Zone:
Aquamot GmbH, AS Labruna, BLUENAV, EFalke, ELECTRINE., ePropulsion, EPTechnologies, Green Waves, Hefring Marine, Hydrosta, NT Systems Electric Propulsion, Plug, RAD Propulsion Ltd, Remigo, Rim Drive Technology, SKF Marine, Torqeedo, TRANSFLUID – BELLMARINE, Water World Electronics
Presentations: Next Generation Propulsion Zone
All presentations in METSTRADE Theatre, Hall 13. Moderator, Ed Slack
Wednesday 15 November 12:30 – 13:00
The future of the small electric outboard market
Q&A with important players in the electric propulsion industry on the growing demand for climate friendly engines and fuelling. Discussion on how the sector and technology must evolve to meet the requirements of consumers.
Panellists: Christoph Ballin – Founder Tyde, Fabian Bez – CEO and Managing Director Torqeedo, Steve Bruce – Managing Director ePropulsion, Georg Schmidinger – CEO Aquamot, Tom Ringhs – Marketing Manager Mercury
Thursday 16 November 12:30 – 13:00
ICOMIA’s decarbonization report
The panel investigates the key findings of the report by the ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) and discusses what they mean for the next generation of propulsion systems.
Panellists: Christoph Ballin – Founder Tyde, Tom Ringhs – Marketing Manager Mercury Jeff Wasil – Director, NMMA, Patrick Hemp – Technical Consultant, ICOMIA, Ollie Taylor – Associate Director, Anthesis
Friday 17 November 11:45 – 12:15
Propelling Our Future: Where We Go Next on our Sustainability Journey
ICOMIA’s Joe Lynch, and the ICOMIA Chair and Vice Chair provide an overview of key findings from new global research on sustainability pathways for recreational boating and a look ahead at next steps for the collective global industry to implement.
Panellists: Joe Lynch – CEO, ICOMIA, Darren Vaux – President ICOMIA, Frank Hugelmeyer – CEO, NMMA
Friday 17 November 12:30 – 13:00
Does Next Generation Propulsion change the boatbuilding landscape?
Q&A and discussion on how established builders adapt and how new builders challenge the status quo.
Panellists: Christoph Ballin – Founder – Tyde, Erik Stromberg – Power and Motor Yacht Product Director Groupe Beneteau, Nicola Pomi – Director Yacht and Super Yacht global – Volvo Penta
DAME Design Awards
The DAME Design Awards are now in their 32nd year of recognizing and rewarding the importance of design in engaging boat buyers. It celebrates design in all its forms, including styling, functionality, innovation, ease of use, and packaging.
Any new marine equipment product placed onto the market for sale after 1 September 2022 and until 15 November 2023 is eligible, with the criteria that it needs to be ready for production and orders must be possible to accept at the 2023 METSTRADE Show.
Each entrant submits a €150 fee, which goes to a charity, this year that is The Magenta Project, a passionate collective working towards greater equity and inclusion in sailing, with a focus on gender.
The Nominees are selected from the entrants by a Jury drawn from a mix of experts in the marine and broader industries. It typically includes those with naval architecture, boat design, interior design, user application and marine market experience and skills.
Members of the Jury carefully assess entries for overall design, build quality, functionality, and use of materials. Other factors taken into account are originality, ergonomics, and price/quality ratio.
For the 2023 Awards, 53 products from 19 countries across four continents have been nominated to enter the final rounds of judgement. In addition, the Awards have increased the emphasis on environmental design as a criteria, so if the Jury finds an exemplary product that is well designed and has clear and obvious merit it may announce an Environmental Design Winner.
Here are the products from the electric boats and boating industry that have been chosen as DAME Awards nominees. Product descriptions were submitted by the companies and have been lightly edited.
All DAME nominees can be viewed in the DAME presentation area outside the METSTRADE Theatre in Hall 13
Category: Propulsion & Dynamics.
ePropulsion X20 electric outboard motor
The ePropulsion X20 is a zero-emission electric propulsion system with an industry-leading powertrain efficiency of 88.2%. It features a compact & fully integrated design, electric steering system, advanced driving assistance functions and connectivity service. The modular architecture not only simplifies installation but also allows for seamless integration with renewable energy sources.
FinX Fin5 propellerless finned electric motor
FinX is developing a new nautical propulsion for boats, with fins. This propulsion, which replaces the propeller by an undulating membrane, is bio-inspired and made in France. The Fin5 is the first finned boat motor, without propeller, 100% electric and safe, 2kW (equivalent in thrust to a 5 HP engine). It is dedicated to small boats (boats and dinghies) and sailboats up to 3 tons.
Garmin Force® Kraken Trolling Motor
Force® Kraken trolling motor with sturdy pivot-style mount, the most powerful trolling motor on the market (in compliance with ISO standard 13342). Features precise anchor lock technology and wireless chartplotter integration. Available in five versions: Black, Freshwater Motor with included GT56UHD transducer. 63” and 75” shaft length. White, Saltwater Motor. 63”, 75” and 90”shaft length.
Molabo ARIES i50
The ARIES R50 is the marine industry’s first outboard to offer a continuous power of 50 kW at safe-to-touch voltages of 48V. With its sleek aesthetic, the outboard not only presents a modern visual appeal but also perfectly embodies the principle that form follows function.
Oceanvolt HighPower ServoProp 25
The HighPower ServoProp 25 (HPSP25), is a 25kW electric saildrive equipped with a controllable pitch propeller. It also serves as a powerful hydrogenerator on 45-70ft sailboats and is capable of hydrogenerating 5kW at 10 knots. The compact and installation friendly design includes an integrated motor controller and liquid cooling system. The system is fed from a safe, low voltage 48V battery pack.
Temo 1000 electric outboard
Portable, silent, powerful: with its interchangeable battery system, the TEMO·1000 electric outboard motor is an ideal and environmentally friendly means of propulsion! Designed to fit large dinghies and/or small sailing boats up to 8 meters, this innovative and ergonomic electric outboard will allow you to put to sea with ease!
Torqeedo Travel XP
There are no details yet available on the Torqeedo Travel Xp, other than the company saying “With the Travel XP, we are ushering in a new chapter in Torqeedo’s history. For more details, stay tuned.
ZeroJet Electric Jet Propulsion System (ZJ Gen2)
A plug & play electric jet solution for small boats which provides a compact & high performing 48V water jet alternative to combustion engines. It includes a bespoke jet pump designed for maximum efficiency at low and high speeds & our own small & light 15kW electric motor. The system provides faster acceleration, easier manoeuvrability, & a lower profile than comparable electric outboard motors.
Category: Electronic & electric systems
EPT HSS Solid State Battery
This is the first ever Solid State Battery in the marine market and is now ready, in serial production.
The Boat Builder Awards
The Boat Builder Awards (BBA), jointly run by IBI and METSTRADE in association with Raymarine, take place Thursday, November 16 at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.
The awards recognize the significant contributions of individuals, teams and supply chain partners within boat building companies globally.
METSTRADE director Niels Klarenbeek says “The BBA provide an essential focal point for the thousands of METSTRADE visitors who work for the global yacht construction industry and allied trades, as well as those who supply the equipment and materials for them. This year’s strong field of entries from four continents reflects the truly international standing of the Boat Builder Awards.”
The electric Icon from TYDE, which was launched earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival obviously made an impression on the Jury and is on the Shortlist in four categories. TYDE was started by Torqeedo founder Christoph Ballin and tech entrepreneur Tobias Hoffritz. The Icon is their first project and is the result of collaboration between a range of mobility experts including Ballin, Hoffritz and Designworks, a BMW Group subsidiary with studios in Los Angeles, Munich and Shanghai.
The other multiple nominee is Rand Boats, who are nominated in the Customer of Tomorrow category for their shared boat ownership platform GoBoat Connect. Founder Carl Kai Rand is also nominated in the Category of the Year category (along with the Icon crew.)
Electric Boats on the Boat Builder Awards 2023 Shortlist
Category: Customer of Tomorrow
Criteria: Nominees will have developed a strategy, boat model, design feature or marketing initiative specifically to attract newcomers to boating and retain recent converts.
RAND Boats – in partnership with GoBoat Connect
TYDE – The Icon
Caregory: Breakthrough Launch of the Year – Sponsored by High Pressure Watermakers
Criteria: Nominees will have created and launched a new class, range or model that is a market disruptor or discernibly drives the development of its yachting or boating sector.
TYDE – The Icon
Category: Innovative Design Solution – Sponsored by Fusion
Criteria: Nominees will have innovated a specific single new feature or design solution that enhances the appeal to end customers and/or to improve the function or efficiency of a production boat or one-off yacht.
Artemis Technologies eFoiler is the world’s first high-speed 100% electric foiling pilot boat. It comes from the company that won this year’s Gussies Electric Boat Awards in for Commercial Passenger Vessels In Development.
The Icon was shortlisted in this category for its glazing, flight control, digital helm, safety features and sound system (designed in conjunction with Academy Award winning Composer Hans Zimmer.)
Category: Collaborative Solution between a Production Boat Builder & its Supply Chain Partner – Sponsored by Ultraflex
Criteria: Boat builder and supply chain partner joint nominees will have co-operated closely to improve an aspect of a boat model’s sales potential, performance, or services.
Highfield Boats and Zerojet – The EJET 330 electric RIB from Highfield combines the handling and performance characteristics of a Highfield RIB with an all-electric jet propulsion system from New Zealand’s ZeroJet (also nominated in the DAME Awards).
Category: Eco-focused Boat of the Year – Sponsored by Marine Resources
Criteria: Nominated boats and yachts will show demonstratable reduction in environmental impacts compared to immediate past practice across development, manufacturing, and lifetime use.
IMPACD Boats – The IMPACD 570is a 5.7m (19 ft) sloop that is 3D printed from recycled material . It is coupled with an electric 3.5kW steerable pod motor.
Saffier Yachts – The Saffier Se 24 Lite is a sailing yacht with electric propulsion system charged 24/7 by integrated solar panels.
Sunreef Yachts – The 80 Sunreef Power ECO is a luxury electric catamaran fitted with batteries 30% lighter than the average batteries used in the nautical industry and a solar power system with solar panels embedded in the hull composite.
Category: Designer of the Year
Carl Kai Rand – Rand Boats
Designworks, J&J Design and Tobias Hoffritz, TYDE – collaborators on TYDE The Icon
Foiling Technology Pavilion
Hydrofoiling is a technology that has been adopted by many electric boat companies because it enable longer range and autonomy at high speed. The Foiling Technology Pavilion (FTP) covers foiling in all aspects – on electric powered bats, fossil fuel powered boats and wind powered boats.
What they all have in common is that they are bringing cutting-edge racing technology to boats. The FTP is a hub for boat enthusiasts, builders, and innovators eager to incorporate foiling advancements into their sail and power yachts. Located in METSTRADE’s Hall 7 and created in partnership with the Foiling Organization, the FTP is the ultimate event for marine industry enthusiasts, offering a world of aquatic innovation and insightful discussions on industry trends.
Electric boat exhibitors and participants include BAR Technologies, who partnered with Spirit Yachts on the SpiritBartTech 35EF that set a UK electric boat endurance record, the Dutch electric hydrofoiling yacht from Edorado, the hydrofoiling Personal Watercraft (PWC) by France’s Neocean, and the Emirates Team New Zealand Design Works, who pioneered the hydrogen chase boats now mandated for use in the 2024 America’s Cup.
The Start-Up Pavilion, presented in collaboration with Yachting Ventures, is showcasing emerging companies that have new and ground-breaking products and technologies.
These marine technology start-ups are addressing some of the world’s biggest challenges and are driving global transitions.The Start-Up Pavilion is in Hall 7 in an area hosting 15 start-ups with two terraces for meetings, networking and co-working. There are two main categories of start-ups, Digitalization and Sustainability.
In the Sustainability section you will find:
Zparq, which provides electric motors and complete powertrains for leisure boats and commercial vessels
BatteryCheck, which provides continuous monitoring and predictive analytics to help companies safely operate batteries in their devices, alerting potential battery issues before they occur.
Open Waters Solar, who have designed light weight composite solar panels with superior strength and durability.
Directory of Electric Boat Exhibitors and Award Nominees at METSTRADE 2023
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Artemis Technologies is an applied technologies spin off from the successful Artemis Racing America’s Cup team, and we’re on a mission to help deliver a sustainable maritime future.
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Bosch Engineering, a 100 percent subsidiary of Robert Bosch, is a development partner, who offers the adaptation of electronic systems for the mobility of tomorrow, based on proven and tested Bosch automotive series technology. The internationally positioned engineering experts provide tailor-made solutions within electronic systems and software for challenging applications, from concept development through series production.
With its own team of engineers, Dolphin Charger™ designs, manufactures and distributes a complete range of robust and intelligent power conversion supplies and solutions for the MARINE market: AC/DC battery chargers, DC/DC boosters, DC/AC inverter/chargers, batteries, battery monitors and HMI as well as accessories such as smart relays, converters and isolators.
For years, as boatbuilders, we have installed electric drives from third parties. Then in 2009 E-TECH decided to develop its own E-drive for yachts and boats. The ( many ) short comings of the systems, which were installed till then, forced us to develop a better solution. The best electric drives for an attractive price was and is the aim. As boatbuilders we are aware of the possible problems and aggressive circumstances which can occur on a (sea-going) boat, and we decided, first off all, that quality and durability prevail. Efficiency and economy were naturally the reasons
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LEADING LITHIUM BATTERY INNOVATOR
EIKTO is a leading lithium battery innovator, we are specialized in Lithium-ion battery technology development and manufacturing, our integrated PACK is suitable for forklifts, marine, heavy trucks and battery energy storage system (BESS). We contribute to global low-carbon emissions, and to promote the development of the clean energy.
The Trusted Solution for Electric Boating
By combining traditional and proven designs with trailblazing motor and control technology, Elco leads the industry in electric-propulsion. Boating enthusiasts trust Elco for its durable, powerful, safe and efficient motors that are built to the level of excellence that has guided the company for more than 125 years. Elco’s passion for electrifying the boating industry is driven by sustaining the excitement and lasting memories marine activities provide millions of families around the globe, and Elco seeks to heighten that experience with outboard and inboard electric and hybrid propulsion systems that provide quiet and clean power for those water-based activities.
Location: Athens, NY, USA
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.
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EODev develops and industrializes sustainable, reliable, and affordable hydrogen-based energy solutions.
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.
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
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A combustion engine has on average over 2000 parts. An Evoy motor has only 4 moving parts.
Offering flexible charging solutions from standard AC to fast DC – charging in less than an hour.
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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.
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The Garmin Force trolling motor has the power to move you from spot to spot more quickly and stand up better to winds and currents — and it’s still whisper quiet. The high-efficiency brushless motor operates at either 36 V or 24 V. When running at 24 V, it delivers comparable thrust to our competitors’ 36-V motors.
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In 2017 Green Waves Ltd was established by Ole Jakob Salomonsen, Ida Salomonsen Thorrud, Carl Fredrik Salomonsen and Karsten Emil Salomonsen. Company headquarters is located to Gjeving, a village on the Norwegian south coast.
The objective of the company is to create an environmentally friendly experience close to nature for its clients.
Location: Gjeving, Norway
With 27,000 boats delivered globally since the brand’s beginning in 2011, Highfield Boats is now the world’s number one in the RIB Tender sector and a global player in the 15 foot+ sector.
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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.
IMPACD Boats is located in Friesland and focuses on innovation and a sustainable experience on the water . Our sloops are 3D printed from recycled material . Together with our sloop line, we ensure a clean, sustainable and green future for future generations. Make a difference, make an IMPACD .
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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.
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Shore power and charging – for all types of vessels
We can help your port or marina take the next step towards zero emission solutions. As both a technological and financial long-term partner, we will work alongside you all the way from feasibility study to the operation and maintenance of the installations. Get in touch with us today!
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At RAD Propulsion we build the marine products of the future. Our mission is to deliver:
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The RAND Electric Series offers the true as well as the free nature experience from wind sailing. Secondly, coupled with the maneuverability, speed and freedom of traditional motorboats, it’s a unique match. In short, this series uniquely offers fume-free, soundless and futuristic joy at sea. Jump onboard the vessels of tomorrow.
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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
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- No oil used anywhere within the motor
- Minimal dimensions
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- Individual programming possible
- High efficiency
- Only one rotational part
- Only salt water resistant materials
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A Saffier Yachts daysailer combines striking looks with great performance, solo sailing and premium building quality.
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.
Solar power – solar systems – solar energy. For campers, yachts and stand-alone systems
SOLARA is the strong brand for solar technology (photovoltaic) from northern Germany for over 20 years. As a specialist provider of stand-alone systems (e.g. mobile solar systems for various vehicles such as caravans and sailing boats), made in Germany, we guarantee a reliable power supply. Clean, emission-free electricity from renewable energy. Solar power wherever there is either no power grid available or where current development would mean exorbitant costs.
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The Sunreef Yachts Eco are pioneering crafts leading the way in responsible boating by offering unique technology.
With a 360° approach to eco cruising, they offer cutting-edge electric propulsion, naturally-sourced sustainable materials, smart energy management and new technologies including a patent-pending solar skin produced in-house.
Super B high-end Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries (LiFePO4) are developed and manufactured to outperform lead-acid batteries on the road, on the water or off-the-grid. Our lithium batteries offer a tremendous amount of energy in a small, lightweight and maintenance-free box that’s robust, safe and reliable.
TEMA offers complete electric propulsion systems for zero emission boats, serial hybrids and parallel hybrids.
From small leisure yachts to large commercial boats, TEMA has solutions for all applications.
TEMO is a French brand of electric boat motors.
The company became known in 2019 thanks to a very innovative first model, the TEMO·450. Revolutionary in the nautical industry thanks to its light weight (5Kg), its unique tubular shape (integrated battery) and its telescopic ergonomics, it is inspired by urban mobility and propels all light leisure craft (tenders, boats, dinghies ).
Building on its commercial success, TEMO is now accelerating its development with the expansion of its range of motors (1000W, 3KW, 5KW) for all sailboats. Produced in France, in the Pays de la Loire and with a quality approach, TEMO engines actively participate in the decarbonization and revitalization of boating.
TEMO is an innovative brand, supported by an ambitious team, serving water and ready to take on many challenges! So that boating remains a pleasure: liberating and lasting! 🛶⛵️🌊”
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.
Profitable. Sustainable. Powerful.
Innovative hybrid and electric systems from Twin Disc support greener power transmission while delivering the reliability you expect from more than a hundred years of experience in the design of innovative power transmission products.
An icon is born
Unprecedented in design and sustainable luxury.
A pinnacle of comfort, style and forward-thinking.
Experience riding a Tyde.
A hybrid sail/electric propulsion system that can allow a boat to navigate and power onboard systems without the use of fossil fuels.
A new way of sailing in which the propulsion system is always active and allows you to steer the boat more easily and produce energy in significant quantities compared to the power applied.
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.
Tomorrow’s electric boat motors today
For greatest possible uses and performance variability, there is the outboard motor iWOP in two design variants. The iWOP dual and the iWOP single. So we cover one with our outboard motor Power range from 66-222kW with identical, compact size. Continuous performance of course!
Meet the world’s first high-voltage prongless plug.
VoltSafe tech eliminates prongs, using magnets and an ‘electrical fingerprint’ to connect to electricity. From home to automotive, sea to sky, EV, AV, emergency services, armed forces, data centres and more, our reach and impact is extensive and the road ahead, electrifying.
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
We try to keep things simple at Watersnake and so every day our team focuses on just one thing: making better motors. This simple philosophy ensures that we continually develop innovative, smart, and practical products that utilise the latest technology and help you catch more fish.
Watersnake motors are your best friends on the water, supporting, assisting and enabling those unforgettable fishing moments. Always positioning you for the best cast. Always ready to fish.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Whaly boats offer you plenty of boating fun at affordable prices! These extremely sturdy, double-walled boats are manufactured entirely out of plastic (Polyethylene), so they are low-maintenance, have very spacious interiors and are very safe.
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.
Electric jet propulsion for zero compromise boating
Electrify your senses with ZeroJet
Imagine instant acceleration and power, with nothing but the sound of whipping wind and the smell of clean ocean air.
Steering that is agile and precise, a truly exhilarating ride.
With nothing but the ocean and a rushing jet stream as you look behind you, it’s hard to believe the incredible technology at work below.
The most advanced electric jet propulsion system:
Designed and engineered by a world-class team
High quality in-house built motors and jet pumps
Leverages a legacy of New Zealand marine innovation
Zparq packs phenomenal power into a minimal volume.
The patented Zparq motor technology has unique advantages:
— Small and Lightweight
— High Efficiency
— Minimal maintenance
— Low Noise
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