Our love of the environment and being on the water brought us into the electric marine propulsion business. Being able to enjoy sailing without the noise, vibration, fumes and maintenance woes associated with a diesel engine was a major factor in looking at electric propulsion for our own boat. When we found out there was a need for a U.S. distributor for the Thoosa systems, we agreed it was the right time to move into this field. David's degree as an electrical engineer and my skills with marketing, design and management were the perfect mix to begin Annapolis Hybrid Marine. We love helping fellow boaters find the joys of quiet, clean, green sailing and boating.
We began importing the Thoosa systems in 2010. Over the past several years we have seen significant growth in this field and more demand for an electric repower from boaters who are looking for a green alternative to their inboard diesel or gas engine. In September of 2013 we began working with Oceanvolt to promote and sell their saildrive technology. Recently we have added BellMarine and Transfluid systems as part of our offerings, along with electric outboard motors from ePropulsion and EP Carry. We offer a selection of batteries for all of our systems, along with SunBeam Solar Panels and other equipment often used with electric propulsion conversions. We have a strong desire to do our part to help clean up our waterways and make being on the water a more enjoyable pastime for our customers.
Sally's Sailing Story
After meeting in the early 80's, David first took me sailing on a small daysailor while visiting friends in North Carolina. I fell in love with being on the water and hearing the wind in the sails. With our son, Michael, we sailed our first boat, a Schwill 16 around the sounds and coastline area of Avalon, NJ. From there we moved up to a Rhodes 22 and spent even more time on the water cruising the Delaware River, the upper Chesapeake Bay and the Jersey shore. I became so involved with sailing that I spent 3 years as an ASA Sailing Instructor for a local sailing school in the Philadelphia area. Our Moody 376, 'On to Fortune' was purchased in 1995, and I got my 50 ton USCG Masters License. In 1996 David took a partial sabbatical and we moved onboard, headed down the ICW and in to the Bahamas. Sailing came naturally to our son, Michael, and after returning home from our year long trip we decided to move to Annapolis where Michael joined the local high school sailing team. I began work as a yacht broker, while David continued his electrical engineering career from our home in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis.
Today, David is a consultant in electrical engineering, but spends a lot of time working with me at Annapolis Hybrid Marine to help our customers understand how electric propulsion can be a great option for their boat. Our son Michael is pursuing a career teaching martial arts and holds a black belt in Kung Fu. He still enjoys the freedom of sailing whenever he can.
WHERE TO FIND US
Annapolis Hybrid Marine is ideally located on the Eastport peninsula across Spa Creek from downtown Annapolis, MD and the U.S. Naval Academy. Our office is in the historic Trumpy complex. Visit us and enjoy learning about a part of boating history!
Aerial view of the former Trumpy yard in Eastport
The Trumpy Complex today is home to a wide selection of marine businesses.
311C Third Street Annapolis, MD 21403
Thoosa Electric Propulsion
DEALER FOR: BellMarine / Transfluid Drivemaster Electric Propulsion Inboards, outboards, saildrives Parallel Hybrid Systems
PropEle Electric Boat Motors EP Carry Electric Outboards
ePropulsion Electric Motor Systems Spirit 1.0 Electric Outboard Navy 3.0 & 6.0 Electric Outboard Vaquita for SUP & Kayak & Canoe Pod motors
Oceanvolt SD Electric Saildrives AX & AXC Inboard Shaftdrives
Polar Power Inc. DC Marine Generators
Chesapeake 3 Props
I’m thrilled to be working with Annapolis Hybrid Marine where we create clean quiet propulsion for sail and powerboats. It’s important to know the technology, but more important to understand the intentions of individual and boat to create the perfect outcome. It’s great to leverage my love of sailing & technology to create customer life experiences for the future.
Bill has been working with Annapolis Hybrid Marine since 2017 helping people understand the advantages of electric propulsion. He has a 50Ton Coast Guard Captain's License and he works as a Charter Captain on the Chesapeake Bay, as well as doing boat deliveries along the East Coast and into the Caribbean.