MIAMI BEACH - (February 7, 2017) – It’s not only electric cars capturing consumers’ attention these days. Electric boats from around the world are on display at the 29th annual Yachts Miami Beach in-water luxury yacht show, February 16-20 along Collins Avenue in the heart of Miami Beach. For the first time, the show is featuring an Electric Boat Pavilion to showcase the marine industry's advances in environmentally friendly motor boats.
“It’s always our goal to be on the forefront of promoting what’s most current and relevant to boaters," said Brett Keating, vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management, the organization that produces the boat show. "We look forward to expanding our Electric Boat Pavilion in the future as more companies develop electric boats for the American marketplace.”
Canadian Electric Boats
The 100-percent electric Bruce 22 has a classic design reminiscent of the antique and classic launches of yesteryear. Speed, economy, quality, style, range, and minimal maintenance all come together on both the five-passenger and eight-passenger models. With an electric propulsion system supplied by UQM, the Bruce 22 has a Panasonic battery bank and a closed circuit, water-cooled, permanent magnet motor with digital controllers. With a maximum speed of 41 miles per hour and a runtime of up to 8-hours on a single charge, boaters can enjoy a full day on the water for approximately 50 cents a charge.
The company's electric-powered Fantail 217 is silent, non-polluting, low maintenance, easy to handle, inexpensive to operate, and can accommodate up to ten guests. The Fantail 217 features a canopy roof that not only protects from the sun and rain, but also that can be easily lowered to serve as a tonneau cover when the boat is stored or towed. Ample storage space is available under decks and seat benches. A recharge with a 110-volt outlet is all that is needed to enjoy up to 10 hours of safe boating.
Denmark-based Rand Boats' sustainably produced and hand-crafted Rand Picnic Sport is a low-maintenance, easy-to-steer motorboat featuring an electric engine and a solar power option. The boat is perfectly outfitted for on-the-water leisure with seating for up to 10 people, plenty of storage space, an easily accessible bathing platform, and a built-in adjustable table that can be lowered to serve as a relaxing sundeck.
Designed in England, the F-RIB is a revolutionary, foldable rigid inflatable boat (RIB) that relies on electric power for an efficient propulsion system. Using smaller, lighter engines, F-RIBs are fast, economical, safe and easy to use. Easily assembled and inflated in less than five minutes, F-RIBs are compact and convenient to store.
Greenline Hybrid Yachts
Slovenia's Greenline Hybrid Yachts feature a super-displacement hull, which enables the yachts to use less fuel, generate lower CO2 emissions, and produce less wake. Its hybrid (diesel/electric) propulsion system can collect, store and use electrical energy from the sun, from the shore pick-up or from the main engine-driven generator. Several Greenline vessels will be on display at Yachts Miami Beach.
Torqeedo Electric Motors
Torqeedo Electric Motors' advanced electric propulsion systems come from the Starnberg region of Germany. Torqeedo drives include outboards from one to 80 horsepower (HP), inboards from 40 to 80 HP, pod drives from 5 to 20 HP, a saildrive with 40 HP, and hybrid drives for yachts up to 160 HP. Torqeedo motors have strong propulsive power at slow motor speeds, don't need any idling throttle, and are extremely easy to maneuver thanks to their continuously adjustable forward/reverse movement. Quiet and easy to charge, Torqeedo drives have an exemplary carbon footprint.
GoCycle Electric Bikes
England's GoCycle G3 is a light-weight, electric bicycle. A micro-sized electric motor powers the front wheel, while pedals power the rear. The GoCycle G3 has the wheelbase of a conventional bike, but it folds down to a compact size on a secure docking station, making it ideal for those wishing to travel with it on a boat or private plane, or simply store it behind their desk at work after their commute. It features predictive gear shifting, an automotive-inspired daytime running light, side- mounted quick-release wheels, a dashboard display, and a unique geometry to comfortably fit almost every rider.
About Yachts Miami Beach
Yachts Miami Beach attracts thousands of people from around the world to a spectacular display of yachts and marine products, including more than 500 new and brokerage yachts and a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories valued at more than $1 billion. In addition to the remarkable display of yachts, the show offers floating cocktail lounges, food and live musical entertainment.
SHOW SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 16 - 2O, 2O17
PURCHASE SHOW TICKETS
- Thur. Feb 16, 10am - 6pm
- Fri. Feb 17, 10am - 6pm
- Sat. Feb 18, 10am - 6pm
- Sun. Feb 19, 10am - 6pm
- Mon. Feb 20, 10am - 5pm
Yachts Miami Beach is managed, produced and co-owned by Show Management and co-owned and sponsored by the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). For more information about Yachts Miami Beach, visit YachtsMiamiBeach.com.
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To make travel arrangements, contact the show's official travel partner, BoatShowHotels.com, at (866) 877-3083 or visit BoatShowHotels.com.