Switching on to the silent revolution


A NEW event is being launched in May for anyone interested in electric narrowboats.

Electrika 2024 will take place on May 3 and 4 at Aquavista’s Brinklow Waterside & Marina on the North Oxford Canal near Rugby and is the brainchild of electric narrowboat builder Ortomarine.

Its aim is to gather existing owners, potential owners, equipment manufacturers, boat builders and hire boat companies, with the goal of sharing information and experiences, to encourage successful adoption of electric propulsion on inland waterways.

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Electrika 2024

Ortomarine is working in collaboration with Aquavista to organise this innovative event dedicated solely to electric narrowboats. Friday, May 3 will be the B2B ‘trade’ day, while Saturday, May 4 will be open to any members of the public, who prebook (register online) their interest in attending. The event will close on Saturday evening with music, drinks and food.

Over the last few years, a near-silent revolution has been taking place as a new generation of electric propelled, hybrid narrowboats have been launched and cruised on UK waterways. Adoption has been slowly gathering momentum, but finding good information is difficult, even at national boat shows.

Electrika aims to provide a meeting point for early adopters, manufacturers and potential new owners to share information and real-life experience of this technology. Visitors can access a number of electric narrowboats, attend talks from various owners and operators of these vessels, meet equipment manufacturers and take a short boat trip to experience ‘silent cruising’.

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For more information and to reserve a ticket, please visit https://electrika.uk

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