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Wenona, The 1899 Elco Electric Motor is still running

Wenona, The 1899 Elco Electric Motor is still running

Wenona was built in 1899 and delivered to the F.R. Smith yard on Lake George. Today, Wenona is still running on her original electric motor and demonstrates that quality is our tradition at Elco. In 1903 she was purchased by Bishop Stires, who owned a camp at Shelving...

All Hail the Green Machine

All Hail the Green Machine

Electric motors and battery capacity will exceed the horsepower and range of gas engines and a tank full of fuel. When that happens, internal combustion engines may vanish as quickly as a stack of $20s at the gas dock. How soon will that happen? Read the full article...

The Future is Now

The Future is Now

Check out this great article and see how the past, present, and future are electric! Read the full article here. The Future-Electric Boats

Electric Fishing News

Elco and Rockproof Boats Partner on new Center Console

Elco and Rockproof Boats Partner on new Center Console

Elco, a pioneer in electric vessel propulsion for 130 years, and Rock Proof Boats, known for aluminum fishing boats built to take on tough waters, have partnered to produce factory-rigged all-electric outboard models. The first in Rock Proof’s ePro Series, the 1760R...

Jeff Reese and The Black Pearl

Jeff Reese and The Black Pearl

Jeff Reese has been tournament bass fishing since 1981 when he began competing on Georgia’s B.A.S.S. Nation trail. Winners in those club-hosted tournaments go on to compete in bigger events, and before long, Reese was a perennial Top 6 team competitor in Georgia’s...

Bill Whitmore: New Jersey

Bill Whitmore: New Jersey

We chose an Elco EP-5 for our “new” 14’ 1959 Lone Star to provide quiet morning and evening cruises.  The family loves it, as does Hamish our Westie.  It now glides fumeless around a small New Jersey lake.  

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