Electrifying The Waterways ~ One Volt At A Time

Welcome To Electric Boater


Frauscher 747 Mirage FR 500-310When we originally launched Electric Boater.com it was with the intention of creating an online "community" of like-minded boating enthusiasts, all geared towards a quieter, more environmentally minded means of cruising the local waterways of So. Cal.
Destinations such as Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, south beyond Dana Point and on into San Diego and the Coronado Cays.
As time progressed, we began to realize that similar to today's auto industry, boating was beginning to harken back to its earlier days as well.
And when we say earlier days, yes, believe it or not today's "electrified" boats aren't anything new per se. As a matter of fact, during the late 1800's electric powered boats were the preferred mode of transportation but once the industrial age took over in earnest, just as with autos of the day, boats moved to more conventional gasoline powered engines.
With today's shift in thinking and a focus on a more eco-friendly way to enjoy our waterways, the future of "green" boating looks very promising indeed. Not to mention a whole lot faster as well.

Duffy Boat Cruising

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Don’t let the summer pass you by without taking a Duffy boat cruise.


What are Duffy boats? Small-ish electric-powered boats that are so easy to maneuver throughout most waterways, canals and tight areas. They’re almost like golf carts on the water. Duffy's are designed for small groups to hang out and navigate quietly around the Bay at a low speed.
Perfect for a sunset happy hour or lunchtime cruise! Some water-based home owners use them as an alternative means of transportation to nearby local destinations, avoiding the traffic that tends to greatly increase during the summer months.

100 Years of Electric Boat Development

Will Elco's electric motors spur a power paradigm shift in boating?


By Capt. Vincent Daniello
July 17, 2017

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The 1941 Elco Cruisette Green Machine. Capt. Vincent Daniello


Electric motors and battery capacity will exceed the horsepower and range of gas engines and a tank full of fuel. When that happens, internal combustion engines may vanish as quickly as a stack of $20s at the gas dock. How soon will that happen? Likely before first-graders today are ready to buy their first boat, and possibly before they’re in college.
Says who? We went aboard electric boats and talked to industry insiders for the scoop on electric boating’s future. Come aboard as we explore 100 years of electric boat development.

World’s first network of electric powerboat superchargers launches in Monaco


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Vita superPower™, the world’s first network of electric powerboat superchargers, was launched today at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Designed specifically to support the use of high-performance electric boats, the charging stations will be rolled out initially along the French Riviera prior to a global rollout to revolutionize the electric boating industry.

World Record Electric Speed Boat

Torqeedo and Boating combine for the win!


By Randy Vance
June 27, 2019

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A Torqeedo-powered boat sets a record at LOTO.  Tim Bower


With wire nippers poised over a pair of wires, my head awkwardly angled beneath the opened helm station, I pondered the red and white strands like a bomb squad tech not altogether sure which to cut. We weren’t going to explode if I cut the wrong one, but we could blow our chances at being the first electric boat in the Lake of the Ozarks Rescue Shootout in Missouri.
The boat was an older 23-foot Calypso center-console, restored and refitted to hold 560 pounds of battery plus a 150-pound battery brain. The motor was a Deep Blue 50 kW unit reprogrammed to generate 80 hp. It was all the product of the German engineer and genius behind Torqeedo electric propulsion, Christophe Ballin, CEO and co-founder. Steve Trkla (pronounced ­Turk-la, since I knew you’d ask), president of Torqeedo Inc. USA had hauled the boat to Missouri from ­Crystal River, Illinois, which is the Torqeedo headquarters in the United States.

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