Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Vision Marine Moves Toward Mass Production

Author:
1_VIsionMarine_E-Motion-1

Montreal-based Vision Marine Technologies announced it has teamed with McLaren Engineering as it seeks to scale production of its E-Motion 180E electric outboard and powertrain system.

McLaren will commence testing and tooling development, with the goal of reaching mass production of the electric outboard. Linamar, McLaren’s parent company, will provide the facility.

Vision Marine had multiple boats in the water during IBEX in September.

Vision Marine had multiple boats in the water during IBEX in September.

“This agreement with Linamar, via our affiliation with McLaren Engineering, is a seminal event regarding the fully scaled commercialization of our E-Motion powertrain technology,” Vision co-founder and CEO Alexandre Mongeon said in a statement.

Linamar acquired McLaren Engineering in 2003. Linamar has more than 26,000 employees in 60 manufacturing locations throughout the world. It reported revenue of $7.4 billion in 2019.

3_Vision_side_carbon_E-Motion_180E-f

“We consider Vision Marine to be a leader in electrifying global waterways and transitioning boating propulsion to a safe and clean EV industry,” said Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz. 

Related

AIM Marine Group Hosts Meet the Editors Event

More than a dozen editors from Active Interest Media’s Marine Group participated in the day-long, information-sharing event.

Fairline Makes Leadership Appointments

The British luxury boatbuilder founded plans to chart its course for the future with a new CEO and the return of Derek Carter as chairman.

Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.