Small racing yacht powers along with Torqeedo

This Skud 18 open race yacht is now propelled by the Torqeedo Travel 1003, giving its owner quiet and clean power. He in particular likes the refined power control when entering and exiting his berth at the Royal Motor Yacht Club on Pittwater, Sydney. A great addition to this sleek little racer! With its integrated […]

Tasmanian built solar-electric boat launched in Noosa

This month, the Solar Electric River Boat built by Denman Marine from Tasmania was launched in Noosa, QLD. This beautifully crafted classic river launch is constructed from the best timbers and propulsion is provided by Eco Boats Australia’s quiet Bellmarine DriveMaster system, complete with double set of batteries and flexible solar panels for extended cruising. […]

University of Newcastle competes with Torqeedo outboards

The University of Newcastle is currently competing in the Maritime RobotX Challenge in Singapore. The competition, jointly organised by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (USA) and the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and Science Centre Singapore, aims to be an experiential learning platform leveraging on science, technology, engineering and mathematics […]

‘Francis’ 8-metre follows the electric trend

‘Francis’ the Melbourne based international 8-metre class yacht has joined two Sydney-based 8-metres in going electric. ‘Francis’ did not have any engine before and to minimise interference with the ships 1947 built heritage hull, her owner Peter Johns chose a 7.5kW electric Pod motor, supplied by Eco Boats. The Pod motor is mounted under the […]

NEW Duffy 18’ electric boat launched in Sydney

The new Duffy 18’ electric boat that arrived earlier this month has been launched, commissioned and delivered to its proud owners on Sydney Harbour. Here’s a couple of impressions of the launch day. The Duffy 18 foot ‘Snug Harbor’ offers unparalleled luxury & interior space for a boat of its size. Comfortably seating up to […]

Two NEW Duffy boats arrive in Sydney

A 40 foot container with two Duffy electric boats arrived from California last week. These electric boats were unloaded in Sydney. A 21′ Duffy boat will continue its journey up to Port Macquarie, to be used for a new rental operation and a brand new 18′ Snug Harbour will be launched in Sydney Harbour and […]

2014 World Cup of solar powered boats

Australia has been organizing a World Solar Challenge for cars since 1987. In 2006 a small group of University teams in Holland started to race each other on the water in solar powered boats. Since then, this has grown into a bi-annual international event: the World Cup of solar powered boats. It is held in […]

Greenline 33 the newest addition to Sydney’s Smart Boating fleet

The Greenline 33 is one of the newest additions to the syndication fleet of Smart Boating on Sydney’s Pittwater. The Greenline 33 is a true hybrid-electric boat, fitted with both a diesel engine and an electric engine. The diesel engine is used to quickly get from A to B at high speeds, whilst the quiet […]

NEW! Flexible solar panels

Solar panels are the ideal way to keep your boat’s power systems in good condition, whether it’s an electric, diesel or petrol powered boat. Your boat could be stored in a marina, on a swing mooring or you could be cruising for long periods at a time. Regardless of how you use your boat, the […]

Duffy 18 electric boat exterior on Hawkesbury river

18′ Duffy electric boat for Hawkesbury weekender

The Hawkesbury River is a magical water-wonderland just North of Sydney and many people have weekenders and holiday homes that dot the little islands and foreshores around the bays. Many of these areas are accessible by boat only and what better way than to have a comfortable electric Duffy boat as your own river-ferry? Kevin […]

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