Watershed Innovations has added Torqeedo and SeaDek as two new partners on the project to build an ultra-quiet aluminium fishing boat with electric propulsion.

Watershed Innovations is a Correct Craft technology initiative, along with the University of Central Florida (UCF), focused on identifying, researching, developing and integrating exponential technologies to benefit Correct Craft, its subsidiaries and the marine industry.

“We are excited to begin shaping the future with them,” Correct Craft president and CEO Bill Yeargin said in a statement, adding that the partnership is a “perfect fit” with Watershed Innovations.

“I know that SeaDek will provide the noise-reducing qualities that the Watershed and UCF engineering team are looking for,” stated Kurt Wilson, president and CEO of SeaDek, a sentiment echoed by Torqeedo’s CEO Christoph Ballin. “We are pleased to team up with Watershed Innovations and these forward-thinking university students,” he said. “Electric boat drives offer many advantages, including noise and pollution reduction. We’re excited to see what these future leaders create.”

Watershed Innovations partners include SeaArk Boats, Torqeedo and SeaDek, along with UCF’s Senior Design Project Program. The development program was announced earlier this summer.