Hanse Yachts AG introduced the 315 e-motion rudder drive, which the German company said was developed in cooperation with partners Jefa and Torqeedo.
With advances such as diesel-electric inboards and electric and propane-powered outboards, the industry continues to improve the way it powers boats.
Greenline Yachts is introducing the Greenline 36 Hybrid, a single-engine, double-cabin new generation of the brand.
Torqeedo has introduced a new flagship model for the Cruise 10.0, its low-voltage Cruise line.
Electric-boat designer Nancy Frainetti teamed up with Largo, Fla.-based Island Packet Yachts to build the L24e, a 24-foot electric boat.
The Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo 2015 will be held June 23-25 in Amsterdam.
Dutch yacht builder VanDutch Marine is partnering with Aguri Technologies to introduce its first electric model, the VanDutch 40 Electric, or VanDutch E.
Although alternative energy sources such as electric, solar, propane and natural gas continue to inch their way into the marine market, the advances in diesel and gasoline engines in the past five years already have boosted the environmentally friendly factor on the water.
Lehr LLC introduced its highest-horsepower propane-powered outboard ever — the Lehr 25, which joins a fleet that consists of 2.5-, 5-, 9.9- and 15-hp models.
Tender 4, the first electrically powered workboat in the New York State Canal System, was selected as one of the Significant Boats of 2014 by WorkBoat Magazine for advances in technology and design.
Electric hybrid technology has become commonplace in the auto industry — each of the major manufacturers builds one. Toyota, with its popular Prius leading the way, now offers 15 hybrid models and sells about 6 million hybrids a year. Look around; hybrids are in every parking lot.