Below you will find a list of the world’s major commercial and recreational manufacturers of electric propulsion systems for boats. It shows the growing popularity of electric propulsion in boats that we had to choose the best and biggest out of dozens of companies that make electric propulsion systems specifically for boats.
Green Yachts is a certified dealer and installer for EPTechnologies for commercial systems and Oceanvolt for recreational systems. If you click on commercial electric propulsion, California commercial electric propulsion or recreational electric propulsion,
Beyond who Green Yachts works with, we encourage you to learn about the many different options for enjoying the silence, low-maintenance, safety and benefit for our oceans by getting an electric propulsion systems made by one of these great manufacturers listed below.

Commercial Electric Propulsion Manufacturers

ABB, formerly ASEA Brown Boveri, is a Swedish–Swiss multinational corporation that offers a full range of commercial induction and synchronous motors and generators for pure electric, parallel hybrid and series hybrid marine applications. ABB has powered the world’s largest electric ferries, Tycho Brahe and Aurora, that operate a 4km route between Denmark and Sweden carrying 7.4 million passengers and 1.9 million vehicles annually.

American Traction Systems (ATS) is an American company specializing in the design and manufacturing of High Power AC and DC Motor Control products.ATS designs and manufactures Integrated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT)and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) marine propulsion systems for hybrid, battery and diesel electric passenger vessels, large displacement vessels and more. ATS equipment is used in the Alcatraz vessel in San Francisco resulting in a 15% reduction in diesel fuel used and in the Gee’s Bend Ferry, the first electric ferry in the United tates.

With 12,000+ transit buses operating around the globe using BAE Systems’ hybrid technology, BAE offers proven technology to marine vessels for fuel savings and quiet, clean travel.HybriGen® Power and Assist systems are hybrid offerings that increase the efficiency of a diesel engine or diesel generator by using electric power and provides energy to hotel loads while the diesel engine is running. BAE systems can be found on ferry boats, tugboats and other commercial watercraft.

The Cat® Marine Hybrid System can help you get the best performance possible out of your diesel engines, reducing fuel and repair costs.The Cat® Marine Hybrid System optimizes the use of currently available components and operates diesel engines at peak efficiency. This means significant reductions in owning and operating costs, with decreased fuel consumption, decreased emissions and maximized reliability.

Danfoss Editron is changing the way the world moves with electric and hybrid powertrain systems for heavy-duty and commercial vehicles and machines, on both land and sea. In 2018, Danfoss acquired AXCO Motors, which makes large electric solutions (from 250 kW and up to 6 MW) for applications like maritime vessels and off-highway vehicles. Danfoss offers complete marine electric propulsion systems and has converted the Ellen ferry, the longest distance electric ferry in the world today, which travels 22 nautical miles between the Danish islands of Ærø and Als.

EPTechnologies is a marine propulsion provider that produces high-voltage NMC batteries, marine control systems, generators, and integrates all the components of a marine electric propulsion system. For years, EPTechnologies has been a subcontractor to the world’s biggest electric propulsion system manufacturers and today uses its industry leading safe batteries and marine control systems to integrate the best and most cost-effective electric propulsion systems available on the commercial market. EPTehnologies equipment and systems are found in ferry boats, excursion vessels, power boats and the largest production catamarans in the world.

The heart of Praxis Automation Technology is its vessel management systems, power management systems and its Mega-Guard Electric Propulsion Motor (EPM), a highly efficient permanent magnet motor for ship’s propulsion. Praxis offers pure electric, parallel hybrid and series hybrid solutions. Their systems have been installed in GreeNavalmotoryachts and recently announced that they were selected as the propulsion system for Arksen Yachts.

Siemens offers a complete range of propulsion and auxiliary diesel engines with reduction gearboxes and electric propulsion motors to meet the demand of any type of boat: fishing vessels, tug boats, bulk carriers, trawlers, workboats or dredges. Siemens systems can be found on the “Ro Vision”, the world’sfirst plug-in hybrid live fish carrier. Siemens Energy Norway supplied an electric propulsion system with integrated Siemens BlueVault energy storage of 600 kWh.

Recreational Electric Propulsion Manufacturers

Aquamotis an Austrian company that was founded in 2003 by engineer SiegmundHammerstrom and has grown to be a leading manufacturer of electric motors and accessories, including outboards inboards, chargers and batteries. They have two lines of fixed pod motors: Trend and Professional, as well as a line of steerable pods that line up with the power ranges of the Professional line.

Dieter Seebacher has been intensively researching water and electricity for more than 30 years. Hence the brand name aquawatt. The result is top quality electric motor boats, a wide range of electric inboard and outboard motors used internationally, as well as state-of-the-art lithium batteries manufactured in-house. You can look back on a lot of experience. As early as 1992, the model aquawatt 715 according to Yachtrevue was the fastest production e-boat on the world market. The commitment to clean drive and the developments were honored with several honors and the Austrian Solar Prize.

Environmentally-friendly solution for all boats, whether new or existing. It eliminates noise and its use helps reduce water and atmospheric pollution, allowing access anywhere navigation with maximum silence and respect for the environment are required. Ideal for Protected Marine Areas, urban settings and inland waterways, with particular sensitivity and ever-increasing restrictions.

By combining traditional and proven designs with trailblazing motor and control technology, Elco leads the industry in providing quiet and clean power electric-propulsion. Boating enthusiasts trust Elco for its durable, powerful, safe and efficient motors that are built to the level of excellence that has guided the company for more than 125 years. If only 5 percent of the approximately 13 million registered boats in the U.S. today repowered with electric, 1 billion pounds of CO2 emissions would be eliminated ensuring the future of our fresh water and air.

Electric Yacht provides powerful, quality electric sailboat motors. They have developed a Plug-n-Play system that has been engineered for quick, simplified installation as well as long term durability. Over 500 installations from 22 feet to 66 feet. Clean, Green, and Quiet Electric Propulsion with no more headaches, oil changes, or exhaust smell.

Flux Marine makes powerful no maintenance, long range, electric outboard motors that have been completely designed from the ground up eliminating many of the inefficiency of outboard motors that are converted designs from gas outboards. They have a range of outboard motors from 15 to 70 HP that will be available in 2022. The name Flux Marine has a dual meaning, one symbolizing change to the marine industry and the second because a magnetic flux field is responsible for generating torque in an electric motor.

Kräutler is a long-established German manufacturer of industrial electric motors. They began construction of electric boat motors for commercial ships as well as recreational boats and probably offer the widest range of sailpods and saildrives with everything from small .5kW steerable pods to electrically rotatable saildrives with power up to 30kW.Especially in motors for boat drives, their range of electric motors for sailing and motorboats has practically no limit. This is their contribution to an environmental thinking focused on the future.

Established in 1990, Lynch Motors provides strong, robust and reliable electric motors suited to a multitude of applications. Lynch Motors is committed to ongoing development and improvements, while always paying meticulous attention to detail and producing a motor that offers up consistent performance and reliability.

Oceanvolt is a Finnish boat electric motor manufacturer founded in 2004 by JanneKjellman. The company currently produces two types of propulsion systems for electric boats: saildrives and shaftdrives with no exhaust, no noise, no smell, instant power, low maintenance and hydropower regeneration.

OceanvoltServoProp variable pitch sail drive won the category of “Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings” in the DAME Design Awards 2017

Video of OceanVolt’sServoProp System

Pure Watercraft set out with a singular goal: to find a better way to push a boat. As it turns out, the best way is electric.Founded in Seattle in 2011, Pure Watercraft is building the technologies to enable a new era in boating that is more enjoyable, accessible, and environmentally-friendly than ever before. Our flagship product, the Pure Outboard, is a high-performance electric outboard motor that is quiet, requires minimal maintenance, and produces zero emissions.

Stealth Outboard motors has developed a cost-effective outboard motor, the Stealth E40, with an underlying concept of having parts for an electric motor as easily available as those of a gas outboard. The lower unit, shaft and body come from a competitor of Yamaha outboards and an electric motor and controller is installed in place of the ICE powerhead, fitting under the cowling and enabling the outboard to be installed and operated in the same way as a fossil fuel motor but without the fumes, noise and maintenance.

Torqeedo is the global market leader in electric mobility on the water. In 2020, we will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the company and the fact that over 100,000 boaters have chosen Torqeedo systems over higher-emission alternatives. As pioneers in the field, we have set many standards since founding Torqeedo in 2005, reinforcing the lead of our motors over all other solutions available on the market. Sustainability, superior technology and revolutionary benefits are what we set out to achieve, and every product that Torqeedo brings to market meets these criteria. Torqeedo currently offers electric and hybrid drives from 0.5 to 100 kW for commercial applications and recreational use, characterized by an uncompromising high-tech focus, maximum efficiency and complete system integration.

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