To eliminate our carbon footprint on global waterways and provide affordable, year round, eco- friendly, low maintenance electric boating to the general public, for personal use and for small commercial use such as water taxis, eco lodges and sightseeing tours.
The Templar Marine story began after owners Mark and Jennifer were unable to find a boat that met their requirements. thus ignited their desire to build a truly unique, zero emission, day cruiser boat, from the ground up. After many months of design sketches and autocad renders, the templar 26′ cruiser began taking shape. The goal was to build an ecofriendly boat, with minimal carbon footprint, aimed at a market demographic that was seeking a calm relaxing day on the water with family and friends. Our extensive field research indicated that there was a demand for a boat that provided all of the creature comforts not found on other boats of a comparable size. These include (but ARE not limited to), a fully enclosable cabin for year round use, silent operation, a full size bathroom with sink and vanity in a forward cabin (with 6’ headroom), a bow thruster for ease of operation, central heating, easy stern access, a swim platform and ladder, USB ports throughout, a refrigerator, and a stereo with Bluetooth. All of this has been developed in a boat that has low maintenance expense, and almost no running cost.
After the concept was created, the services of the Gilbert Creative Group, Vector Powerboats, and Torqeedo electric propulsion systems were engaged to develop and build the first prototype that is now a reality. The Templar 26’ is unique in its design as it uses the same platform (mold) that will be used in all of the five Templar 26’ models currently under development.
Who Are We?
The Templar 26 is designed and built in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, as a joint collaboration between The Templar Marine Group Ltd, Gilbert Creative Group, and Vector Powerboats and is powered by Torqeedo propulsion systems. It is the first in a series of electric boats that are currently under design and development.
Who Are The Target Audience?
The Templar 26 was designed for the baby boomers, water taxis and rental fleet companies. For the baby boomers, our field research indicated the need for a vessel that was simple to operate, easy to board, cosy, safe, comfortable, affordable, and had creature comforts such as bathroom, refrigerator, small cooker, surround sound with Bluetooth, heater, swim platform and ladder, low maintenance, trailerable and year round capability. For the water taxis and rental fleets, the boats have almost no operating or maintenance costs and are free of exhaust fumes and engine noise.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Templar 26 is available with a variety of options so that they can be tailor made and “customised” for each individual’s taste. Please contact us for the list of available options and pricing while keeping in mind there are no operating costs for fuel , servicing, maintenance or winterising. This is the perfect boat for families, kids and grandkids alike.
Meet Our Founder
Mark Fry is the owner of The Templar Marine Group Ltd. along with his wife Jennifer. He has had a 20 year career at sea as a professional Yacht Captain, has logged over 300,000 miles at sea and is currently the Founder and Managing Director of International Yacht Training Worldwide. Inc. www.IYTworld.com with almost 300 licensed schools in 58 countries. Mark is well published and has written 28 nautical books (6 registered in the U.S. Library of Congress). He has been involved in multiple boat designs with a number of international companies in the past including Bavaria Yachts in Germany, Catalina Yachts in Florida and Newton boats in Louisiana. He is also a maritime consultant for numerous Governments for maritime affairs and speaks at nautical conferences around the world.