Plug-In and Set Sail: The Rise of Electric Boats

Mar 23rd 10AM to 11AM PST


Climb aboard and set sail with us in the all-electric voyager.

Plug-In and Set Sail: The Rise of Electric Boats

Climb aboard and set sail with us in the all-electric voyager.

During this webinar, we will be joined by guest speakers highlighting electrified waterways. An electrified waterway means a better, cleaner, and more efficient way to move both goods and people. 

In 2015, Norway tested the first all-electric ferry called “Ampere” with the aim to reduce emissions and noise pollution on the water. The Nordic EV Summit in 2018 showcased the all-electric ferry cut emissions by 95% and costs by 80%

All-electric recreational boats are also gaining headway around the world. With e-cargo ships, speed boats, jet skis, and other vehicles, this new market has huge potential to expand.

Join Kelly Stevens, Kevin Bartoy at Washington State Ferries and Alexander Oki, Director of Finance & Business Development, Pure Watercraft, Inc., as we make waves with cleaner, quieter, and more efficient ways to move people and cargo.


Kelly Stevens, Senior Manager, Strategic Communications & Partnerships, Forth 

Kelly works to engage and expand Forth’s network of diverse stakeholders and supporters through strategic partnerships, communications, and events. Her team builds relationships with industry network members, funders, businesses, and other partners. Prior to Forth, Kelly led several environmental organizations. She holds a B.S. from the University of Oregon in Environmental Studies and serves on Metro’s Central Community Enhancement Grant Committee.


Kevin M. Bartoy, Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Program Manager, Washington State Ferries (WSF)

Kevin Bartoy has worked for WSDOT since 2009 and is currently the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability Program Manager for Washington State Ferries. Kevin holds a BA in history from the University of Oregon, an MA in anthropology with an emphasis in historical archaeology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and a PhC in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Kevin is a seventh-generation Pacific Northwesterner and a fifth-generation Tacoman.

Alexander Oki, Director of Finance & Business Development, Pure Watercraft, Inc.

Since joining Pure Watercraft in April 2018, Alexander has helped manage fundraising, investor relations, finance, and strategic partnerships for the Seattle-based leader in electric outboard propulsion tech. Prior to joining Pure, Alexander was an Associate at Lake Partners Strategy Consultants, a leading boutique strategy & management consultancy in Seattle. He holds a BA in humanities from Yale and has over a decade of experience managing and performing in touring vocal ensembles.