Visitors to the Southampton Boat Show 2021 seeking information on converting to electric propulsion will have multiple opportunities to view and see ePropulsion set ups on a variety of different boats and stands.
ePropulsion UK, recently named as the largest global dealer for ePropulsion, will be showcasing their range of outstanding portable and long distance electric outboards on the Nestaway Boats stand W040 in the Show’s new Watersports Zone.
Nestaway Boats are the most local dealer to the Southampton Show and will have their own and ePropulsion’s team of experts on hand for advice.
Cornish Crabbers will have their first Shrimper 21 on show fitted with a 3kW ePropulsion inboard POD drive. Visit Marina stand M001.
Swallow Yachts Bay Cruiser 23, marina berth M014-16, will be showcasing a Spirit 1.0 Plus electric outboard, as will one of the SUR inflatable tenders, exhibited by SUR Marine stand E073.
McIntyre Adventures (Ocean Hall stand J158/159) are exhibiting a Globe 5.80, the new home-build kit Mini yacht, designed for racing in the Globe 5.80 Transat and the new Mini Globe Race 2024. The race will allow a limited level of auxiliary power and all boats are specified with an ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Evo outboard with regeneration capacity.
Behind the fast and furious racing, seen recently at Plymouth, Sail GP is an event working hard to deliver climate positive events with the goal of all events being powered by clean energy by 2025.
As part of the initiative, all the Sail GP inflatable tenders are powered by ePropulsion Spirit 1.0 Plus outboards.
As well as being used to manoeuvre the vast F50 catamarans around the host venue marinas, the tenders are used to support the Sail GP Inspire Racing initiative that is held alongside each Championship event.
Local and international young sailors are selected through their host governing bodies and the WASZP Class Association as part of a programme to identify the next generation of diverse high performance sailors from outside the normal pathways into sailing. Participants are treated to a training clinic with professional foiling coaches as well as a competing in a regatta on the official Sail GP race courses in the exciting foiling WASZP dinghies.
In addition to performing regatta management duties, the ePropulsion electric outboards play a critical part in silently demonstrating the importance of clean energy on the oceans – making no noise and with no risk of any fuels leaks that could harm marine life.
Conrad Humphreys, Sail GPs on-water operations manager for Plymouth adds, “Having been inspired by the Sail GP programme and the quality of current electric motors from ePropulsion, I’m starting to transition all the boats in my own business, Sport Environment, to electric propulsion. In addition, we’ve set up Blue Electric as a dedicated retail outlet for ePropulsion here in Plymouth.”
eSolent, a dedicated dealer of ePropulsion electric marine motors based in Northney Marina, is supporting the new Sea Angling Classic fishing and environmental challenge taking place 23 – 25 July at the marina on Hayling Island.
This unique high-profile fishing event is more than a competition and aims to promote and introduce fishing to younger generations with Fishing Academy sessions. All competitors will be involved in multiple beach clean ups and the event will provide vital research data on all fish species caught during the competition, before they are released back into the sea.
“We have a passion for the sea and all forms of boating and watersports. With the ePropulsion range of electric outboard and pod drive motors, we are delighted to be supporting the Sea Angling Classic and the wider green agenda,” explains Ed Phillips, Director at eSolent. “We believe electric boating is a great option for anglers, whether on a kayak, a small fishing boat or powering a large motor vessel and are already working closely with local amateur and professional fishermen. ePropulsion electric motors are quiet, clean and efficient. They are kinder to our oceans, with no risk of fuel spills and have no ongoing running costs.”
eSolent are donating an ePropulsion Vaquita electric kayak motor towards the generous prize table. Perfect for anglers who like to fish from their kayak, this near silent motor allows them to paddle and travel further to find fish and makes getting home easier against winds and currents. Compact and light, weighing just 4 kg, it has 8 speeds and will run for 5 hours at half speed.
Ed adds, “We love fishing in Chichester Harbour from our kayaks. With the motor set at level 2 it is perfect for trolling and excellent for catching mackerel. My best catch was five at once – I’d motored up a creek against the tide. It was so quiet and peaceful and then suddenly there were 5 mackerel on the line starting to pull the kayak along.
Ross Honey, founder of Angling Spirit and Sea Angling Classic adds, “We are delighted to welcome eSolent and introduce the ePropulsion electric motors to our Sea Angling Classic competition and conservation initiative, which aims to boost interest in fishing as well as vital marine research and preserving our ocean environments.”
Visit ePropulsion UK at the Green Tech Boat Show
19 – 20 June, Queen Anne’s Battery in Plymouth
ePropulsion UK have joined the growing list of exhibitors at the inaugural Green Tech Boat Show, hosted by MDL.
The ePropulsion stand is an opportunity to discover the latest electric outboards and POD Drive inboard propulsion options, complete with a demonstration Spirit 1.0 Plus outboard in a water tank, charged with an Efoy Fuel Cell.
Joining ePropulsion’s team on the stand to offer advice are recently appointed Dartmouth dealers, CDT Marine, as well as Ashton Marine from Glasgow. North Devon Marine will be exhibiting two boats they have previously electrified and will be converting to ePropulsion this season.
“We are really excited to be participating in the Green Tech Boat Show, which is such an important initiative for the marine sector. Making the transition to electric propulsion is the way forward and we aim to help dispel some myths and explain the huge benefits involved, for both the environment and your running costs,” explains Steve Bruce, ePropulsion UK MD. “We are talking to a number of boat builders and plan to have follow up discussions at the Show. Things are moving very fast, and we may yet have more boats at the Show with ePropulsion motors.”
The new show is part of an initiative by MDL to promote a cleaner, greener future by bringing together a practical showcase for sailors and boaters seeking to understand the most current options for sustainable boating.
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ePropulsion UK are experiencing significant growth in 2021 and have recently signed up 15 new dealers.
As the United Kingdom distributors for ePropulsion, the innovative, eco-friendly brand of electric marine motors, the company has a new focus on distributing primarily through retail outlets.
Headed up by MD Steve Bruce, the UK team are selecting new accounts to provide a good geographic spread for consumers. Ranging from Ardfern Yacht Centre in Argyll, Anglia Yacht Brokerage in Suffolk, Cornish Marine in Truro, eSolent on Hayling Island and Marine & General in the Channel Islands, the rapid growth of the network comes as no surprise.
Steve comments,“Enquiries have been going through the roof since early in lockdown, so we made the decision to no longer handle direct orders and focus entirely on supporting our dealer network. Last year was a brilliant year, our best ever. However, this year we have already exceeded what we did in the whole of last year in the first few months.”
The business is also in discussion with a number of boat manufacturers about the ePropulsion range of electric outboards and POD drives for inboard propulsion, for boats ranging from small tenders to 50’+ cruising yachts.
In order to support the dealer network from their Hamble base, ePropulsion UK will soon be moving to a larger local premises which includes offices, a workshop and training facilities.
We would like to invite you to visit us at Excel from 10th – 14th January 2018.
Contact us for more information
email: [email protected]
Products on display
Outboard electric motors: SPIRIT 1.0, NAVY 3.0, NAVY 6.0
SUP / kayak motor: LAGOON
Europe’s largest boat show is almost upon us!
We would like to invite you to visit us at the Dusseldorf boat show from the 20th – 28th January 2018
You will find us at booth 10D03.2. We look forward to seeing you there! Wir sehen uns auf der Messe!
Products to be displayed:
Foldable RIBs 275, 360, 430
Outboard electric motors: SPIRIT 1.0, NAVY 3.0, NAVY 6.0
SUP / kayak motor: LAGOON
Electric Jetboard: eSurf S1
We are heading to Beale Park Boat Show to demonstrate the Epropulsion outboards including the Lagoon and Spirit motors with Nestaway Boats. Find us there on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th June
Come and have a go on a electric kayak or a FRIB with the Spirit motor