SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 3, 2021) – Watershed Innovation, Correct Craft’s innovation company, added its support to Zero Emission Industries’ (ZEI) project to build a hydrogen fuel cell powered small fast harbor craft. The boat’s scalable powertrain can be integrated into a variety of use cases including, but not limited to, the recreational market. Zero Emission Industries, a world-renowned expert in applying hydrogen fuel cell technology to marine applications, received a $2 Million grant from California Energy Commission to fund this project. Watershed Innovation will provide the vessel for the project.
Sean Marrero, President of Watershed Innovation stated, “At Watershed, our focus is on creating a better tomorrow today for boaters and for the world around us. This project aligns well with Watershed’s focus on a sustainable future for recreational boating through Ingenity Electric, maker of the 100% electric Nautique GS22E.”
“From a sustainability perspective, different use cases require different solutions. We cannot be an expert in all of them, and that is why we work with others,” Marrero added. “When it comes to hydrogen, Joe and the team at ZEI share our vision and passion for solving problems. We are excited to be working with them on this groundbreaking project.”
Dr. Joseph W. Pratt, CEO of ZEI said, “I’m proud of our team, thankful to our partners Ocean5, UC Irvine, and Watershed Innovation, and appreciate the trust given to us by the State to bring another innovative hydrogen-powered marine vessel to reality. This project exemplifies our approach at ZEI, which is to solve difficult challenges with hydrogen in ways that make it accessible for everyone. Though we have started with maritime products, our capabilities extend far beyond the water. Stay tuned as we continue to roll out exciting products that people will want to use.”
Over the next three and a half years, this hydrogen fuel cell project will bring a real-world solution to power recreational boats with zero emissions.
About Ingenity: Focused on bringing sustainable solutions to the marine industry, Ingenity integrates the latest in environmentally-conscious propulsion technologies into the most demanding boating applications. To find out more, visit www.ingenityelectric.com
About Watershed Innovation: Founded in 2018, Watershed Innovation is focused on identifying, researching, developing and integrating exponential technologies to benefit Correct Craft, its subsidiaries and the marine industry. These ideas will strategically align with our businesses, our culture and our focus of “Making Life Better.” For more information please visit www.watershedinnovation.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 96 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.
About Zero Emission IndustriesTM: Zero Emission IndustriesTM formerly Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine, launched 2017, is a cutting edge hydrogen technology company that develops and sells power systems for a range of applications. The company received a grant in 2018 for $3 Million from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to build the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States, the Water-Go-Round. For more information on ZEI: https://zeroei.com/