WORLD’S FIRST SELF-CONTAINED ELECTRIC START 15HP OUTBOARD MOTOR POWERED BY PROPANE AVAILABLE IN EUROPE
EUROPAPLEIN, Amsterdam — November 18 2014 — LEHR is excited to announce the World’s First Self-Contained Electric Start Propane-Powered line of outboard motors in Europe. This new 15HP outboard motor with internal battery offers easy electric start with no rigging or battery clutter in your boat. LEHR uses Lithium Iron batteries which are lighter and able to hold an unloaded charge for an entire year, up to twice as long as a lead acid battery. In addition to being lightweight and easy to use these lines of motors are environmentally friendly with no LEAD or ACID battery pollution.
It has been a sensational year for LEHR with two more recent announcements bringing their product line to the forefront. Captain Bernardo Herzer, CEO of LEHR spoke regarding the approval LEHR received recently enabling their line of propane-powered outboard motors to operate on Lake Constance (Bodensee), “Today we reached a milestone which only reinforces our efforts to strengthen awareness of propane, a hero fuel for the marine environment, and the most reliable fuel for marine applications.” said Captain Herzer. The Bodensee is the third biggest lake in Central Europe and it is on the path of the Rhine River. LEHR’s environmentally friendly technology based outboards are the first propane-powered boat motors approved by the nautical authorities working under the BSO (Bodensee- Schifffahrts Ordnung) regulations protecting the Lake.
With LEHR introducing their line of eco-friendly products to Europe at the METS trade show this month he stated, “We’re excited to participate at this amazing trade show and very humbled to be nominated this year for the DAME award for our Self-Contained 15HP propane outboard. We are extremely excited that this opportunity will enable us to raise the awareness around environmental issues our planet faces and offer the marine community a line of reliable powerful eco-friendly products.” said Captain Herzer. Captain Herzer is not only an advocate of the environment he was recently appointed by the World LPG Association as Chairman of GLOTEC’s LPG Marine Applications Group which focuses on creating awareness around LPG for marine applications.
METS is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. It is organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations). The show’s target groups are yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators and equipment manufacturers from around the world. Three dedicated specialist pavilions are part of METS: the SuperYacht Pavilion, the Marina & Yard Pavilion and the Construction Material Pavilion.
About LEHR LLC
Founded by Captain Bernardo Herzer in 2004, LEHR is a privately-held company dedicated to a cleaner planet through environmentally friendly technology. LEHR products are clean-burning, propane-fueled and designed to be a reliable replacement for their gasoline burning counterparts while stemming the overflow of harmful pollutants that they produce. LEHR manufactures propane lawn and garden products as well as the World’s first line of propane-powered outboard motors. LEHR’s line of propane-powered marine motors are; 2.5 HP, 5.0 HP, 9.9 HP, and the 15 HP. The 9.9 HP and 15 HP models feature the world’s first internal electric start battery weighing less than two lbs., eliminating extra weight or clutter of a typical lead acid battery in the boat.