Electric Outboards for Sailors

Jan 31, 2024

Sailors replacing transom-mounted propulsion are increasingly opting for clean, quiet, eco-friendly Elco EP-series outboards. Providing the horsepower comparable to a 2- or 4-stroke gasoline engine, they can extend the serenity of sailing to even motoring in and out of a harbour.

Having sufficient power to get back to the dock when becalmed or before a front moves in is often a concern for sailors. Elco outboards deliver over 90% efficiency and an impressive thrust ratio. Combined with an extensive range, they provide sailors with the peace of mind that a safe haven is always quickly within reach.

With only four moving parts, starting and warming up is a non-issue — unlike many gas-powered outboards. Any time the power’s on, they’re ready to go. Plus, there’s negligible maintenance with a reliable Elco EP-series electric outboard.

Another benefit is that they’re quiet. When raising and lowering sails or maneuvering during docking, there’s no need to shout over the roar of a gas engine.

The optional Elco DASH and companion app can wirelessly turn any Android or iOS mobile device or smartwatch into a full-function dashboard. Speed, RPM, remaining charge and distance, and other important battery and propulsion data are instantly available.

Elco EP-series outboards are available in six models with comparable horsepower from 5 to 50. Water-cooled brushless permanent rare-earth magnet PMAC motors are reliable and trouble-free. All are available with a standard 17.15″ or 22.15″ long shaft and tiller or remote throttle. They’re powered by 24V, 48V or 96V deep cycle AGM or lithium iron phosphate batteries, depending on the model.

Canadian inquiries regarding Elco Motor Yachts include following dealers:

Channel Cutter Yachts
3300 Bissel Rd
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1E4
250 722 3340

Delta Marine Service Ltd.
2075 Tryon Rd
Sidney, BC V8L 3X9
250 656 2639

Pinnacle Innovations
19885 44 Ave
Langley, BC V3A 3E3
604 510 0800

Giesler Boats
P.0. Box 226
Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0
705 724 2648

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