The electric turn of yachting is becoming clearer. The major players in marine motorization are taking action so as not to let the market escape them.
Lanéva is proud to have valiantly started this shift. Realize every day that the trend is accelerating for a more sustainable world is a real satisfaction !
“Avalanche of announcements on the electric boat”
The month of January marked a boost in the unveiling of the strategies of the major engine manufacturers around the electric boat. We have seen Volvo Penta join forces with Bénéteau for a new generation 33-foot hybrid boat. On the outboard engine side, Mercury Marine has launched its range of small horsepower Avator transportable engines on the European market with great fanfare. More discreetly, Honda Marine exhibited on the Boot Dusseldorf a concept of a small electric motor based on its batteries for 2 wheels. Finally, on the occasion of its strategic plan, Suzuki has set 2024 as the release date for its first electric outboard. Formerly reserved for specialized players and dominated by Torqeedo and ePropulsion, the marine engine market is experiencing a turning point.
No market without boats
But all these engines were not very present on the original equipment boats. Again, the shift is underway. We have seen major manufacturers exhibiting their electric models, mainly in sailing, but also in dayboats. The arrival of electric boats in the fleet of major rental companies should also reassure boaters about their ability to withstand intensive use.
The coming months and years will be exciting to observe the recomposition of the motorization market for pleasure boats.”
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