Electric Yacht Company is a small, privately held business which designs and builds electric propulsion systems for boats. We have had our systems under development for several years, and are nearing production status. Our primary focus at present is retrofit installations on sailboats (mono-hulls and cats) up to around 35 feet. We currently have prototype systems in operation and are planning to launch a beta program soon.
Here’s another place where electric power and retrofits are beginning to make headway. They are staying fairly simple it looks like, keeping existing shafts and changing out the engine for an electric motor. Nice retrofit for a lot of sail craft.
I particularly want to point out the video they have recently posted of one of their project boat’s conversion. The text discusses the wind charger, batteries and support gear being used, while the video shows some of the gear involved and the outcome… very nice.