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PressPortland's Photon Marine aims to electrify commercial boat fleets

Portland entrepreneur Marcelino Alvarez grew up on the water in South Florida, making his latest venture Photon Marine a homecoming of sorts. Photon Marine is building high-powered electric outboard motors for commercial boats. Think: the boats used for fishing, for transportation, for tourism. The goal is to electrify this portion of the maritime sector and help protect fragile ocean ecosystems.

Portland Business Journal

September 19, 2022

Behind The Scenes Behind the Scenes: Meet Vandana Agarwal

Meet one of Photon's Business Development Associates from the Summer 2022 program, Vandana Agarwal

Vandana Agarwal

September 15, 2022

Behind The Scenes Overheard at the Wooden Boat Show

Marcelino Alvarez

September 13, 2022

Business InsightsFive Reasons Electric Propulsion Makes Sense

The time is now to transition vessels to electric propulsion. Photon’s Chief Strategy Officer Tara Russell shares some perspectives on the benefits and reasons for switching from gas to electric.

Tara Russell

August 28, 2022

Behind The Scenes Meet Elijah Grant

One our Business Development Associates, Elijah Grant, shares some insights from his experiences this summer working at Photon Marine.

Elijah Grant

August 28, 2022

Behind The Scenes Boats Don’t Fit in Buckets

Photon CTO Nick Schoeps shares his perspective on the complexities of EV propulsion on the water.

Nick Schoeps

August 28, 2022

PressSilverback Marine unveils industry-first collared landing craft

Tacoma, Wash., aluminum boat builder Silverback Marine has released details of its latest brainchild for the small commercial workboat market: a fully collared, large-door landing craft.

Marine Log

August 19, 2022

PressMaritime Blue's Third Wave Includes Plastic Alternatives

Algeon Materials, Blue Dot Kitchen and Photon Marine are just a few of 10 startups being supported by Seattle-based accelerator Washington Maritime Blue.


August 18, 2022

PressPhoton Marine offers high-powered electric motors for commercial boats

Photon Marine, a new company whose principals include cruise industry veteran Tara Russell, is developing high-powered electric outboard motors for a wide range of commercial fleets.

Seatrade Cruise News

August 18, 2022

Behind The Scenes Batteries are boring

Batteries SHOULD be boring. The Chevy Bolt has exciting batteries right now - nobody wants that. I went to The Battery Show in Novi, MI for the third time in 5 years and it was more boring than ever - which is GREAT! It’s boring even for someone who likes batteries (this guy right here - guilty nerd).

Nick Schoeps

August 16, 2022




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