Marina is leading efforts to protect the lake with new electric boat charging infrastructure and zero-emission watersports boat experience and sales in partnership with Ingenity and Superior Boat Sales & Repair
Building upon its track record of environmental stewardship and innovation, Homewood Resort’s Marina is now home to the first on-the-water Electric Boat (EB) charging station on Lake Tahoe. Following in the footsteps of the automotive industry’s transition to electric vehicles, the boating industry is moving in the same direction, with Homewood Resort’s Marina and its management company JMA Ventures, LLC leading the transition at Lake Tahoe.
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“We are excited to take this step into electric watersport recreation, and to be the first in Lake Tahoe to make it possible. This effort is perfectly aligned with the environmental goals of our resort, and our plans to revitalize the West Shore with the redevelopment of Homewood as a year-round adventure residential community that prioritizes environmental improvement and sustainable design.”
– Kevin Mitchell, Homewood Resort’s general manager
The Resort’s redevelopment project’s initial phase is slated to break ground this summer with state-of-the-art environmental redevelopment and stewardship practices. With this plan, the Resort will set a benchmark showcasing how a thoughtfully designed redevelopment is the path for Tahoe’s economic and environmental well-being. The installation of EB charging stations at the Marina aligns with the Resort’s redevelopment by leading cutting-edge sustainability initiatives in the boating industry in Lake Tahoe. More information will be released on the redevelopment project soon.
In partnership with Ingenity and Superior Boat Repair & Sales, beginning June 1 Marina guests will be able to experience the world’s first 100% electric watersport boat, the Super Air Nautique GS22E powered by Ingenity. In 2020, backed by the support of the Tahoe Fund, the Marina installed its first on-water charger and over the past year the Marina has been working closely with local utilities to upgrade the charging service to power two 100KW Level 3 Fast DC Chargers to their harbor. For more information on how to book a GS22E experience at Homewood Resort’s Marina please visit their website.
“We have been working with the Ingenity team on this project for over three years and protecting the unique natural resource of Lake Tahoe has always been our priority so installing on-the-water EB charging stations at the Marina is 100% in alignment with our commitment. It’s exciting to see this project come to life and provide an electric boat experience at our location this summer. We look forward to sharing this with everyone.”
– David Topol, director of the Homewood Resort’s Marina
The battery-operated zero-emission GS22E, developed by Nautique’s Ingenity Electric, was designed to meet the most rigorous watersports demands. The award-winning Ingenity Electric system operates using clean energy that delivers optimal performance for watersports allowing for up to three hours of continuous run time during watersports.
“Our partnership with Homewood Marina allows us to be right on the lake and show boat enthusiasts what this electric towboat is capable of. For those interested in purchasing the GS22E electric watersport boat, we’re ready to help make that happen. We have one boat available for purchase now and others are available to pre-purchase.”
– Bob Bense, owner of Superior Boat Sales & Repair
“Homewood is the perfect place to showcase how Ingenity has combined the latest in environmentally friendly propulsion technology with one of the most demanding applications on the water…the watersports boat. We also decided early on to adopt automotive standards for charging. This has made it easy for Ingenity to provide a menu of charging solutions for both residential and commercial applications like the one at Homewood. These are industry firsts, and boating enthusiasts who share our commitment to protecting the environment are going to be impressed by what the Nautique GS22E can do.”
– Sean Marrero, president of Ingenity
JMA Ventures is invested in and focused on creating transformative, memorable places that incorporate technology and innovation throughout the Tahoe region and beyond. JMA and its leadership have long been involved in environmental initiatives in the Tahoe region, serving as Tahoe Fund board members since the nonprofit’s inception in 2010 and evidencing its commitment to smart sustainable community projects throughout the Tahoe-Reno region.
Learn more about the Homewood’s Marina at https://www.homewoodmarina.net/.