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Highfield USA signs a partnership for electric RIBs

There's a lot going on in the boating industry. A look back at the latest news from the boating professionals. The news briefs of June 12, 2020.

Electric Highfield RIBs in the USA

The Highfield Boats USA brand of RIBs (editor's note: separate entity from European distributors) has announced the signing of a partnership with the electric motor manufacturer Pure Watercraft. 2 models of 11 and 12 feet will offer electric propulsion as standard.

New Bali distributor in Asia

Asia Marine is the new distributor of Bali catamarans in Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and Vietnam. A 1st delivery in Hong Kong is planned for the end of 2020.

SailTime opens up to motorboats

The American company SailTime, a specialist in the shared-ownership sailboat industry, is opening up to motorboating. The company, Bénéteau's partner in Europe, opens up to motorboats. PowerTime customers will share ownership of motorboats. SailTime currently claims 115 boats and 40 bases.

SEIMI takes the Whisper Power card

SEIMI becomes the official distributor of WhisperPower in France. Since May 1st, 2020, it markets the Dutch brand's generating sets and all its power supply and battery recharging systems. The partnership is in line with SEIMI's desire to position itself in the development of electric propulsion.

Fundraising for Temo

The start-up Temo announces that it has raised 600,000 euros from the Morbihan-based fund Octave II and business angels. They will help accelerate the development of the portable electric propulsion system for dinghies, which it has been developing since 2018.

Lorient inaugurates its IMOCA pontoons

La Sellor and the port of Lorient La Base have taken delivery of the new pontoons for IMOCA. They are part of the strategy to extend the ocean racing centre.

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