Sweden to hold all-electric boat show
Swedish boat website Hamden.se reports that there will be an all electric boat show in
Stockholm May 11 and 12. The event will be held at the Maritime Museum in Stockholm’s Royal Djurgarden, one of the city’s most popular destinations for both visitors and residents.
The information in this post is translated from the site using Google translate, so I can’t totally vouch for every word being correct, but details such as which companies are exhibiting are the same in any language.
The site mentions these confirmed exhibitors – manufacturers, boat designers and other companies in the e-boat world:
MOTORS, BATTERIES AND ACCESSORIES
LISTED AS PROBABLES
Also exhibiting will be Solar Boat Stockholm, which has solar powered water tours of the city.
If you have some time to spend in a pleasant pursuit, take a click through on some of those names, especially the boat companies, and you’ll see some remarkable ideas and designs.
Almost all of these companies have their home base in Sweden, so it would seem the country is one of the world’s leaders in electric boats and a good choice for this kind of fair.
There are no statistics available for electric boats and motors in Sweden, but Finnboat, the Finnish Marine Industries Federation, reported that almost 6,000 electric outboard motors were sold in Finland in 2018, compared with 3,500 the year before.
“The easy-to-use and affordable electric motor seems to have replaced small combustion engines as well as become more commonplace as an optional accessory in rowing boats” Finnboat CEO Jarkko Pajusalo told International Boat Industry News at the Helsinki Boat Show in January.
Mats Eriksson, chairman of the trade association Sweboat, told Hamden (according to Google translate) “My qualified guess is that we have a similar rise in Sweden as in Finland. If you include small boats that have an electric outboard, we have several thousand electric boats in Sweden.”