IBEX 365 Education

The Future of Marine Propulsion Technologies

Join the NMMA as they host a panel of 4  industry experts to discuss the political and economic impacts of electrification implementation into the recreational marine industry, what to expect in the near future, and the industry safety standards on the horizon.

As utilization of electric systems for propulsion is increasing, and many veteran boat manufacturers are exploring electric options, this topic is timely and relevant to the marine industry and beyond.

The webinar discussion will include the following topics:

  • Immediate opportunities for next generation marine propulsion adoption
  • Overview of EV technology and projections for the future
  • Limiting factors impacting EV marine applications (i.e., range, capacity, performance, cost)
  • Other technologies that will play a role in the future of marine propulsion systems (i.e., hydrogen, hybrid systems, renewable biofuels)
  • NMMA EV policy working group will work collaboratively to develop robust advocacy agenda to support the development and deployment of next generation marine propulsion systems and position the marine industry to tap into national electrification strategy and investments.
  • New and future industry standards



Scott Berry
Director of Engineering Standards, NMMAScott BerrtScott Berry has worked in various areas of the marine industry over the past 18 years including Engineering, Quality, and Supply Chain Management. His most recent certifications include ABYC Marine Systems Certification, ABYC Marine Standards Certification, and NMMA Compliance Engineer Certification.

Callie Hoyt
Director of Federal Government Relations, NMMA

Callie HoytCallie represents the marine industry at the federal level on the most salient issues facing the recreation economy including infrastructure, recreation access, climate sustainability, business environment, and fuel policy. She has more than 10 years of experience in conceptualizing and developing impactful policies, and delivering issue-based advocacy campaigns. Previously, Callie managed policy and government affairs for the Motorcycle Industry Council. She came to the recreation space from the transportation sector, previously working at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America advocating for advanced adaptation of smart surface transportation solutions in federal transportation policy. She also worked at the Trucking Alliance, a Washington, D.C. based coalition of freight transportation and logistics companies.

Daniel Vielhaber
Economist, Nationwide EconomicsDaniel VielhaberDaniel supports the macroeconomic functions at Nationwide Economic. In addition to co-authoring a weekly economic review and outlook and monthly economic and financial markets review, Daniel is responsible for a monthly review of the agriculture industry. Daniel also performs ad hoc econometric analyses and contributes to various other publications and presentations by Nationwide Economics.Daniel completed coursework for a Ph.D. and earned his Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Tennessee. Daniel earned his B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M University and holds an additional Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University College of Business.

Jeff Wasil
Engineer, BRP

Jeff WasilJeff is responsible for environmental compliance and regulatory development at Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) Marine Group. With twenty years’ experience in emissions compliance, he leads global marine regulatory development, is a key member of marine industry technical projects, and has successfully represented the industry through discussions with international governments in order to achieve globally harmonized marine standards. Jeff serves as the Chairman of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) Marine Engine Committee, treasurer of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Board of Directors, and is a member of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Engine Manufacturers Division Technical Committee. He has published and presented many technical papers on marine emissions including particulate matter, gaseous emissions, bioassay analysis, life-cycle emissions and alternative fuels. Jeff’s influence and marine industry experience have been featured in over 100 published articles and media including the Washington Examiner, Journal Sentinel, Boat US Magazine, Boating Industry, Trade Only, Journal Times, as well as multiple outdoor recreation magazines.


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