Watershed Innovation to unveil electric fishing boat

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(From left) UCF mechanical engineering students Troy Williams, Taylor Bell, Michael Cordero, Michael Testa and Talat Al Khaldi.

(From left) UCF mechanical engineering students Troy Williams, Taylor Bell, Michael Cordero, Michael Testa and Talat Al Khaldi.

Watershed Innovation will unveil an electric aluminum fishing boat at the Battle of the Bass tournament, which it sponsors, May 11 at Camp Mack resort in Lake Wales, Fla. Watershed Innovation, the technology subsidiary of Correct Craft, worked with senior design program students from the University of Central Florida to develop the boat.

The students worked with SeaArk Boats (Correct Craft’s aluminum fishing boat company), electric propulsion supplier Torqeedo and SeaDek non-skid. The boat will also be showcased April 19 alongside 150 other projects by graduating seniors from the UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Senior Design Showcase on UCF’s main campus.

Tournament proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay.

“We are very proud of the work being accomplished by the Watershed and UCF teams with support from our partners, SeaArk, Torqeedo and SeaDek,” Sean Marrero, Watershed president, said in a statement. “I can think of no better way to put that work to the test than by entering this year’s Battle of the Bass fishing tournament. Even though we can’t be sure how many fish we will catch, giving back is part of our culture. We know we will have a fun day supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

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