The University of Washington and The Electric Boat Company Sign Electric Water Taxi Deal

The University of Washington and The Electric Boat Company sign a five year deal to provide Electric Water Taxi service for boating football fans.

(PRWEB) September 12, 2005 -- The University of Washington Athletics Department is proud to announce a new long term exclusive partnership with The Electric Boat Company for game day shuttle service to Husky fans attending the game by boat. The Electric Boat Company will serve as the Official Shuttle Boat provider for the University of Washington and its fans for the next five seasons. Each year, Husky fans have the opportunity arrive to the game by boat, then moor in Lake Washington. The new ‘all electric’ shuttles are 21 ft Duffy Electric Series Cruisers manufactured by Duffy Electric Boats of Adelanto, CA. The electric boats will transport fans from their boats to the dock in a more comfortable fashion. More shuttles will be running with more passengers. The electric boats, which have recently been Coast Guard Certified as a Water Taxi, can hold 10 passengers plus captain and are totally enclosed and heated.

Associate Athletic Director Ken Winstead states, “Attending Husky football games via boat has always been a fun and exciting tradition for Husky fans. It’s something that makes Husky football unique. Our partnership with The Electric Boat Company only enhances this tradition and makes it a more comfortable and fun experience. We are very excited about this partnership.”

The five year contract is valued at over $110,000.00 including boat rentals and joint marketing efforts.

The Electric Boat Company, located on South Lake Union, offers electric boat rentals, sales and service. For questions and reservations, call 206.223.7476. Or visit them on the web at

For more information about boat moorage on Husky football game days, contact the Tyee Office at 206-543-2234.

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