Evoy’s vision is to eliminate boating emissions which is a strong guideline and gives us the direction and dedication to lift boating to a whole new level. Just imagine boating with no sound, fumes or breakdowns – it gives you the peace of mind to enjoy your voyage as it should be – in total harmony with the surrounding nature and wildlife, feeling free and at ease with your loved ones. That is what we call the Evoy Experience.
Evoy was founded in 2018 and its headquarter is based in Florø, Norway, and one office in Paris, France since 2021. Evoy design, develop and manufacture powerful 100% electric motor system for commercial and leisure boats. These are typically fast boats between 20 and 50 foot, bringing the superiority of electric voyaging into new markets with Evoy’s ground-breaking technology. The powerful plug-and-play inboard and outboard turn-key systems can be placed into any boat, whether it is the boat your own today or the new boat you have always dreamt of.
Evoy wants to enhance the boating experience by bringing eco friendly solutions for the explorer of tomorrow.
Leif A. Stavøstrand
Born in Canada, but grew up on, in and by the ocean on a fairy tale island in Western-Norway, Svanøy. From an early age, boats were the main interest and where other kids focused on soccer teams and music bands, Leif had scrapbooks and posters with drawings and pictures of boats. His passion leads him into a maritime career where he sailed the seven seas for many years and he has circumnavigated the globe numerous times, visiting more than 40 countries and countless ports. Experiencing collision, hurricanes, and fires, he was appointed Sea Captain as soon as the certification allowed him on an 89-meter tanker, just 32 years old.
When his first daughter was born in 2012 he decided to go ashore where he did a lightning career from Base Manager to COO then CEO on Norway’s largest oil supply base, Saga Fjordbase. As CEO, he delivered all-time best customer satisfaction, financial and QHSE results, in the midst of the oil crisis and heavy downsizing. But his proudest moment was kickstarting the “Green & Lean Base” initiative cutting great amounts of Green House Gasses directly and indirectly – a successful project that is still ongoing.
Underway he supplemented his competence with a B.Sc. Naval Architect and an Executive MBA. In 2018 a new era began where Leif decided to combine all his passions, concern for Global Warming, and experience together with his Father Gunnar to start Evoy. The idea was from 2005 and had a long time to mature.
In the summer of 2019, the demo boat Evoy1 was baptized by the PM of Norway – Erna Solberg – and in the fall the boat made an unofficial World Record with 55 knots. In 2020 the first customers receive their turn-key powerful electric propulsion systems in the boat of their choice. The voyage has only just begun, and Leif is in for the long-haul!
Leif A. Stavøstrand
"Evoy is truly a dream come true in so many levels. Personally, I could not think of a thing that I rather would do. Imagine, I am allowed to nurture my passions while cutting significant levels of CO2 emissions. And as if that was not enough, I get to captain the fastest and most powerful electric boats on the planet developed and delivered by a world-class dream team! Hold my beer!!”
Evoy’s vision is to deliver an irresistible boating experience by developing sustainable electric motor systems to accelerate the change for electric boating. Evoy is the technology leader and offers enhanced capacities, power, longer-lasting and sustainable motor systems that help reduce carbon and CO2 emissions at sea.
Evoy from its Norwegian roots is a technology pioneer offering powerful, responsive, and genuine electric boating solutions
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