Events and Projects
2017 Designboats Tender 06e with Torqeedo Deep Blue 80
Delivered May 2017. Another brand new boat based in Sausalito, CA. This Designboats Tender 06e was built by Bootswerft Heinrich AG in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and outfitted with the Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 at Keefe-Kaplan Maritime Inc. (KKMI) in Richmond, CA.
2016 Boston Whaler 150 Super Sport with Torqeedo Cruise 10.0
Delivered September 2016. Brand new boat, based in Sausalito, CA and used for casual cruising in Richardson Bay. Four Torqeedo Power 26-104 Intelligent Lithium Batteries are installed underneath the bench seat. Charging is through a portable charger box.
Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, November 2015
Ruckmarine worked with Symphony Boat Company and the introduction of their new Allegro Electric Sportboat model at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show in November 2015. The Allegro is powered by the Torqeedo Deep Blue 80 HP inboard system and is another potential electric sportboat ideal for Lake Tahoe.
Summer Sailstice 2015 - June 20, 2015
Ruckmarine participated in Summer Sailstice 2015 at the Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda, CA. The SCARIB Solar-Electric Dinghy was on display, and it was great to support this sailing event and join in the fun!
Strictly Sail Pacific
The Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show in April 2015 was a great time! Torqeedo and Ruckmarine had two boats in the water for customer test drives: the SCARIB Solar-Electric Yacht Tender with a Travel 1003 and PowerFilm solar panel; and another inflatable with a Cruise 2.0 and Power 26-104 Intelligent Lithium Battery. Both were busy throughout the show.
Sacramento Boat Show
Ruckmarine and Kymera Body Boards joined forces at the Sacramento Boat Show in March 2015, displaying the only "drought resistant" boats at the show! Ruckmarine's SCARIB Solar-Electric Dinghy and Kymera's Electric Jet Body Board can be easily carried to the water, launched, and enjoyed, even with low water levels!
Düsseldorf Boat Show, Germany
Ruckmarine visited the Düsseldorf Boat Show in January 2015 to check out the many advanced electric sportboats available in Europe today!
San Francisco Boat Show
Ruckmarine and Torqeedo at the San Francisco Boat Show in January 2015.
Ruckmarine Completes the First Trans-Tahoe Electric Sportboat Run
On Monday, August 25, 2014, Scott Ruck drove the Torqeedo Deep Blue-powered Team Scarab KONA 17 Electric Sportboat across Lake Tahoe in the first "Trans-Tahoe Electric Sportboat Run." This will soon be launched as an open, perpetual "challenge run" for electric sportboats. Details to follow.
The start was just off the launch ramp at Cave Rock, Nevada, and the finish was outside Obexer's Boat Company in Homewood, California. Total distance is 11.3 miles. Ruckmarine's time was 65 min.
Sierra Sotheby's International Realty Tahoe Lifestyle Open House Event
The KONA 17 was on display and giving rides at a luxury lakefont home on Lake Tahoe as part of Sierra Sotheby's International Realty Tahoe Lifestyle Open House Tour on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Electric Boats at 2014 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance
Old meets new, as visitors to the 2014 Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance demo the KONA 17 Electric Sportboat and Greenline 33 Hybrid Yacht. Ruckmarine's KONA 17 was also used to give City Yachts' clients a ride from the show out to the Greenline on its mooring buoy at Obexer's Boat Company. This was the Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation's 42nd annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance classic wooden boat show.
Ruckmarine and City Yachts Support the Effort to "Keep Tahoe Blue"
Ruckmarine and City Yachts showed support for the League to Save Lake Tahoe at their recent fashion show fundraiser with a clean electric boat "Cruise By." Ruckmarine launched the KONA 17 while City Yachts brought the Greenline 33 up to Incline Village, and both boats cruised by the venue demonstrating how boating on Lake Tahoe can be fun and clean at the same time!
The video below was taken in front of the venue, where Ruckmarine and City Yachts were showing their support for Keep Tahoe Blue by demonstrating clean, electric boating!
"Tesla Motors Club "TMC Connect" Conference
Torqeedo was an official sponsor of this year's Tesla Motors Club (TMC) annual conference and exposition, "TMC Connect!" TMC Connect ran the weekend of July 18-20, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in Monterey, California. The KONA 17 and SCARIB Solar-Electric Yacht Tender were on display.
Electric Auto Association - East Bay Chapter Meeting Presentation
Scott Ruck gave a presentation about developments in electric boating to the local (East San Francisco Bay) chapter of the Electric Auto Association on Saturday, June 28. The meeting was held at the Rhythmix Cultural Works in Alameda. The KONA 17 Electric Sportboat, KONA 15 Electric PowerSkiff, and Torqeedo Travel 1003 were on display.
"Electric Day" with Tesla at Corinthian Yacht Club on San Francisco Bay
Ruckmarine joined up again with City Yachts and their beautiful Greenline Solar Hybrid yacht for a display of electric boats combined with a Tesla Model S test drive at the Corinthian Yacht Club on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The Torqeedo-powered KONA 17 was out front with the Tesla cars, while the Greenline 33 was at the dock along with its very own SCARIB Solar-Electric Yacht Tender launched! Members were able to take the SCARIB Sloar-Electric Yacht Tender out for test drives.
Memorial Day Weekend on Lake Tahoe
Ruckmarine had three all-electric boats on Lake Tahoe over Memorial Day Weekend 2014 -- the Team Scarab KONA 17 Electric Sportboat with Torqeedo Deep Blue 40, Apex Marine Qwest LS Luxury Pontoon with Deep Blue 80, and SCARIB Solar-Electric Yacht Tender.
The boats were berthed at the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, nearby the Gar Woods restaurant, and made runs to Tahoe City and the Tahoe Yacht Club.
The folks at the Sierra Boat Company were outstanding hosts for the weekend!
We ran the boats for the entire weekend, put nothing into one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and demonstrated how much fun clean boating can be. This is the ultimate way to "Keep Tahoe Blue!"
Lake Havasu Boat Show, Lake Havasu, AZ
The KONA 17 Electric Sportboat, SCARIB by Sea Eagle Solar-Electric Dinghy, and Apex Qwest LS Electric Pontoon were all on display at the Lake Havasu Boat Show, April 11-13 at Lake Havasu State Park.
Newport Beach Boat Show, Newport Beach, CA
The 2014 Newport Beach Boat Show was held at the Lido Marina Village April 3-6, and the KONA 17 Electric Sportboat with Torqeedo Deep Blue 40 was right at the entrance! The Apex Qwest pontoon boat with Deep Blue 80 was at the docks and cruised around Newport Harbor.
Tesla Test Drive Event at Tiburon Yacht Club
Ruckmarine joined City Yachts/Greenline and Tesla Motors for another Tesla Model S test drive event, with a variety of electric and hybrid boats on display at the Tiburon Yacht Club in Paradise Cay Marina, Tiburon.
The Greenline Hybrid, Apex Qwest Pontoon, KONA 17, and SCARIB Solar-Electric Yacht Tender were all on display. Visitors were able to take the SCARIB Solar-Electric Tender out for a test drive in the harbor!
Sacramento Boat Show
Ruckmarine had the KONA 17 Electric Sportboat, KONA 15 Electric PowerSkiff, and SCARIB Solar-Electric Sport Runabout on display at the 2014 Sacramento Boat Show, along with the Torqeedo Travel, Cruise, and Deep Blue electric outboard motors!
The KONA 17 was a Featured Product at the show!
Tesla Test Drive Event at Westpoint Harbor in Redwood City, CA
Ruckmarine and City Yachts/Greenline teamed up for another event, combining a Tesla Model S test drive with an in-water display of the most advanced electric and hybrid boats. Westpoint Harbor was a perfect venue and the management and residents were all wonderful, making for a great day.
City Yachts had the beautiful Greenline Hybrid 33 yacht at the dock, while Ruckmarine got a lot of attention with the Torqeedo-powered KONA 17 Electric Sport RIB and SCARIB Solar-Electric Sport Runabout. Visitors were able to take the SCARIB out for a spin!
Tesla Test Drive Event at Oakland Yacht Club
The Oakland Yacht Club hosted a Tesla Test Drive and invited Ruckmarine to display the KONA 17 Electric Sportboat and SCARIB Solar-Electric Tender. The Greenline 33 diesel-electric hybrid was also on display.