Hybrid Marine – a pioneer in marine hybrid propulsion systems

Hybrid Marine has been developing advanced hybrid systems since 2002, providing systems for inland canal boats, commercial barges and sailing boats, including fast offshore sailing catamarans.

Our award-winning patented parallel hybrid systems result from extensive research and provide an integrated power and propulsion solution; our systems have found many applications and are well-proven.

World’s first technology

In 2007, we were the first in the world to introduce a production parallel hybrid to the marine market.

Since 2010, Barrus Ltd (a leading importer, distributor and custom-engine builder in the UK) and Hybrid Marine have been working together to develop hybrid propulsion systems based on Yanmar marine diesel engines, a global standard in sailboats and small craft propulsion.

Growth in demand

Hybrid Marine’s customer base has grown to include leading UK canal boatbuilders, such as Braidbar Boats, European commercial craft operators, Aister (Spain) “Pelican” vessels and exponential growth in the luxury catamaran market with Antares Catamarans, Max Cruise Marine, and Hudson Yacht Group, whose HH44 Sport Cruiser is Sailing World’s Boat of the Year 2024.

Hybrid Marine International was formed

With an increasing demand from boatbuilders generated by Hybrid Marine, the company recognised the need to upscale. A new joint venture between Barrus and Hybrid Marine, Hybrid Marine International, was created in January 2024.

The two companies' successful fourteen-year partnership provided a compelling case for the next step in Hybrid Marine’s journey building on the combined hybrid propulsion system expertise and Barrus’s extensive engineering facility based in Bicester, Oxfordshire. This will enable an accelerated road map of product development, bespoke applications and the ability to develop further the integration with other world-leading partners such as WhisperPower.

Hybrid Marine International will continue to provide custom packages to OEM boat builders in the UK and worldwide who wish to offer hybrid technology to their customers requiring new boat builds in the leisure and commercial markets.


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