ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, is proud to announce the prestigious recognition of its innovative I-Series Electric Inboard Motor as the ‘Equipment Innovation of the Year’ at The British Yachting Awards 2023. This remarkable achievement marks the second triumph for ePropulsion at these esteemed awards, following the success of our Spirit 1.0 Evo outboard motor in 2021.
The British Yachting Awards, a high point in the UK sailing calendar, are presented by Sailing Today and Yachts and Yachting Magazine. These awards are driven solely by public votes, showcasing genuine admiration and support from the sailing community. The ePropulsion I-Series Electric Inboard Motor stood out amongst an impressive roster of nominees in the highly competitive “Equipment Innovation of the Year” category.
Danny Tao, Co-founder and CEO of epropulsion, commented, “It’s a true honor to be recognized as the Equipment Innovation of the year. At ePropulsion, innovation is woven into the very DNA of our company. Winning this award again, following our earlier success with the Spirit 1.0 Evo electric outboards, is a great reward for the team’s unwavering commitment to groundbreaking sustainable propulsion solutions and pushing the boundaries. I extend my heartfelt thanks to the entire team for their dedication and hard work. We’re excited to advance marine technology innovation.”
The ePropulsion I-Series represents a significant leap forward in electric inboard motor technology, offering exceptional performance, unmatched efficiency, and an eco-friendly alternative to traditional propulsion systems. The I-Series, which includes the I-10, I-20 and I-40 models, caters to leisure marine and commercial applications on small and medium size vessels. Underpinned by the highly integrated and modular ePropulsion Smart System Architecture (eSSA) and the cloud-based connectivity services, it provides users with an easy-to-use, intelligent, safe and reliable experience. Launched in autumn 2022, this innovative and sustainable series has been successfully applied in various vessels, including a new energy passenger ferry for 30 persons and the electric version of the GS22 Tender.
Steve Bruce, Global OEM Director of ePoropulsion, says “I am most humbled to be here again in the magnificent setting of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, in the company of such esteemed industry colleagues and to once again be receiving the BYA equipment innovation award. It is a testament to the innovative spirit that drives us and, perhaps more notably, to the boating community’s rapidly increasing expectations that their pleasure time need not be diminished by the noise and smell of combustion engines, nor the environment they enjoy be damaged by them. My heartfelt thanks go to the organisers and their supporters but most of all to everyone that voted for us. Thank you all!”