E-Tech electric boat motors, used and distributed by Maine Cat

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

4 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Maine Cat and E-Tech will have a booth at the Miami Show later this week (A33 on the Baywalk) and hopefully will show off an MC 38 LS-E there next year.

    Ben Stein will be in Miami too, but I’m staying in Maine to tend the home fires, solar panels, and press releases…

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    A very different electric boat, and great to see the U.S. auto industry get involved:

    https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/tech/miami-2019-gm-displays-prototype-electric-boat

  3. steve says:

    Just about everything I read says that AC electric motors are the way to go. I guess Torquedo has a lot invested in DC. Still Torquedo seems to be the go to company for Marine electric at the moment. Cant wait until Mr Musk goes nautical.

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Opportunity! I learned today that Dick and Lyn Vermeulen have decided to retire (after building many excellent boats since 1993). And they will soon be selling their brand, tooling, and boat shop either altogether or in parts. To me that means possible new lives for the M38 sailing cat, an excellent candidate for electric propulsion and modern lithium power system, and also the wonderful P 47 power cat. It will take money and moxie, but either of those boats can be great again, I think.

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