First eFoil charging network in Tahoe opens at Homewood Marina |

First eFoil charging network in Tahoe opens at Homewood Marina

Submitted to the Tribune

HOMEWOOD, Calif. — The first eFoil charging network has been installed at Lake Tahoe.

After recently establishing the first electric boat charging stations, Homewood Marina last week announced it would be the first to offer free eFoil charging networks available to the public.

“Environmental stewardship is at the heart of Homewood Resort Marina’s operations, with the marina and its management company, JMA Ventures, LLC, continuing their commitment to leading the transition to zero emission watersports at Lake Tahoe,” said a press release.

Tahoe Fund, Superior Boat Repair & Sales and the marina partnered to establish the new charging stations.

“Expanding our footprint in electric watersports is a priority of our company because it aligns with our commitment to finding innovative ways to help protect Lake Tahoe for current and future generations,” said Kevin Mitchell, Homewood Resort general manager. “The popularity of eFoiling on Lake Tahoe continues to grow, and we’re thrilled to offer the ability to quickly recharge them at the Marina. In fact, eFoil users can make an experience of it and enjoy a great lunch at West Shore Cafe while they wait for their foil to charge.”

Free to use for eFoil owners, the chargers can fully recharge an eFoil in one to three hours.

“We’re thrilled to support Homewood Marina’s efforts to continue to expand its electric watersports charging capabilities,” said Amy Berry, Tahoe Fund CEO. “Innovative, forward-thinking initiatives like this aid in the effort to preserve Lake Tahoe’s famed water clarity while continuing to give people fun ways to experience the lake.”

Superior Boat Repair & Sales, located at the Homewood Marina has Lift eFoil boards available for sale. The original electric hydrofoil surfboard and the world’s smallest personal watercraft, Lift eFoil boards make it possible to fly over water with no wind or waves.

“We are excited to add to our electric watersports charging program,” said David Topol, Homewood Marina director. “This program began with on-water electric boat charging for the Nautique GS22E and we are happy to add to it with the Lift eFoil charging stations. The growth and interest of the technology over the last few years has been significant and we look forward to seeing offerings expand in Lake Tahoe.”

Source: Tahoe Fund

In partnership with the Tahoe Fund and Superior Boat Repair & Sales, the Homewood Marina announced that it has installed the first eFoil charging network at Lake Tahoe. The charging stations are now available for public use.
Photo courtesy of Homewood Marina
Free to use for eFoil owners, the chargers will be able to fully recharge an eFoil in one to three hours. (Provided / Tahoe Fund)

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