Electric Boat Technology

Technology Behind Electric Boats and Watercraft   With the dramatic rise in the number of people interested in eco-friendly solutions, multiple industries have changed the way they conduct business, the materials they use, and the products they offer. Especially for those who spend a lot of time on the water, electric boats have become all the rage. Whether used for personal recreation or as part of a chartering company, these vessels allow people to enjoy what they love most without contributing to pollution.   Just as with gas-powered watercraft, electric boats come in a broad range of sizes, styles, and power. With so many possibilities, there is a perfect vessel for everyone. In fact, when looking at the new boats on the market today, they boast stunning designs. Apart from that, they offer cutting-edge technology, something everyone interested in buying one should understand to some degree.   One important thing … Read more

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Types of Electric Boats Available on the Market

Types of Electric Boats Available Experts predict the electric boat market will see an 11 percent jump between 2018 and 2028. Although boats operated by electric power have been around for a long time, as consumers become more aware of the various options and benefits, many want to either purchase this type of watercraft or retrofit a gas- or diesel-powered vessel they already own. As the demand for electric boats continues to skyrocket, manufacturers recognize the need to expand their offerings to give people more options. Whether you are interested in an electric boat for commercial or personal reasons, start by looking at the vessels currently available from Herley Boats, a highly respected and knowledgeable boat building company behind the electric boat industry. Recreational Electric Boats   Commander– This boat’s design and construction is the result of spending many years at sea. Herley Boats built this vessel from the hull … Read more

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Getting Over Electric Range Anxiety

Electric Range Anxiety At one time, the electric car was nothing more than a fantasy, but not anymore. Today, the number of sales for this type of vehicle is increasing with projections for the future looking bright. Although electric cars date back to the early 1800s… Yes you read that correctly. Read the full story on Business Insider: Tesla introduced the Roadster in 2008 at the San Francisco International Auto Show. Since then, automakers in several countries have unveiled their version of the electric car. Initially, when automakers introduced modern-day cars that ran on electricity only, a lot of people felt skeptical, especially about the driving range. In fact, many buyers struggled with “range anxiety,” feeling nervous that their car could die on the road, leaving them stranded. People now have a much better understanding of how the electric car works and know that they can travel a long distance … Read more

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Electric Boats’ Pick of the 4 Top Electric Superyacht Tenders

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#1) Mylne Bolt 18 People are becoming a lot more interested in unconventional propulsion systems. This is partially due to the growing trend of eco-friendly superyachts which are found on the ocean more often nowadays. As the trend continues, we are seeing more electric tenders on the water instead of diesel tenders. The advantage of electric tenders is they are safer and quieter than diesel tenders. More importantly, they are cleaner and produce less pollution. That is why electric superyacht tenders are dominating the globe quickly. One particular electric tender that you should look out for is the Mylne Bolt 18. It features a classic design which resembles a yacht from 1896. However, the tender features state of the art technology that makes it one of the best electric superyacht tenders around. It was first introduced in 2012 after it was developed with the assistance of the American company “ReGen … Read more

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Sean Kelly Q and A

Sean Kelly

A short interview with Sean founder of Electric Boats: Q.What inspired you to build electric boats? A. We like building and operating boats and we wanted to be amongst the leaders in terms of doing our best to protect the marine environment. Q. What are the most important considerations when buying an electrically powered vehicle/boat? A. They cost more than a boat powered by a combustion engine. they have less maintenance and they are much cheaper to run. Q. Where do you see the application of electric watercraft in the future? A. It will start with short range vessels for pure electric. for longer range they will all need to be hybrids. Eventually range for pure electric will increase. Q. What are the benefits of electric boats, short and long term for the environments and their owners? A. Long term they are much better for the environment. Over life cycles … Read more

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How Electric Powered Boats Can Help Save Our Environment

Environmentally Friendly Boats

Oil spills on any scale destroy the insulating ability of fur-bearing mammals, such as sea otters, and the water repellency of a bird’s feathers. This exposure makes these creatures vulnerable to the harsh elements. Without this their natural ability to repel water and insulate from the cold, birds and mammals can die from hypothermia. The process of cleaning themselves often means they ingest some of these contaminants which puts them at risk of poisoning. Fish and shellfish don’t receive such an immediate impact  but can come into contact with oil if it is mixed into the water column. Adult fish may experience reduced growth, enlarged livers, changes in heart and respiration rates, fin erosion, and reproduction impairment when exposed to oil. It also adversely effects eggs and larval survival. The oceans are becoming more acidic because they dissolve carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide to a much lesser degree. Researchers predict … Read more

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5 Reasons Why It Makes Sense To Use An Electric Power Train For Your Boat

5 Reason to use an Electric Powertrain

5 Reasons Why It Makes Sense To Use An Electric Power Train For Your Boat Electric engines have always been the black sheep of the motor industry. If combustion motors were human, you might say they had a lot of reasons to feel jealous of electric motors. They are quieter, are up front (with instant torque), affordable to run (a cheap date) and friendly on the environment (not ob-noxious)! Electric power units in vehicles have been racing up the popularity scale for good reason. From Formula one cars to family runabouts, and Tesla, electric cars are proving their worth as the way of the future. Electric boats, on the other hand, are powered with similar technology, with all of the benefits of electric power, without the downside. Benefits of Electric Boat Engines Instant Torque Electric engines can deliver full torque from the millisecond you hit the throttle. Getting a boat … Read more

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