Thoosa and Triton Electric Marine Motors to be Built in U.S.
Clean eMarine Americas will manufacture the electric propulsion systems in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Good news if you're in the market for electric propulsion for your boat! Clean eMarine Americas, based in Annapolis, Maryland, has signed an agreement with Clean eMarine, the Danish manufacturer of Thoosa and Triton marine electric propulsion systems, to begin production and assembly of its Thoosa (a DC system) and Triton (an AC system) systems in St. Petersburg, Florida, by the end of this year.
With the increased interest and market for green marine technology, Lars Dybro Frederiksen, CEO of Clean eMarine based in Copenhagen, and Sally Reuther, CEO of Clean eMarine Americas, concluded that the best solution to the rising costs of shipping completed systems from Denmark was to establish a production facility in the U.S.
“We have been proud to offer these high quality, Danish-designed systems to boat owners in the U.S. since 2010,” says Reuther, “but now we are able to do so more competitively by producing them in St. Petersburg, Florida, and distributing them through our regional distributor/dealer network throughout North America.”
Charlie Johnson, Clean eMarine Americas partner and owner of JTB Marine Corporation, which specializes in marine electrical systems, will head the St. Petersburg production facility. The facility will be on line to produce, assemble, and test the highly efficient electric propulsion systems to meet the demand for Thoosa systems sold at the Fall 2012 Boat Shows.