Barrus expands green energy offerings with new partnership
Barrus has announced the introduction of the WhisperPower brand to its growing portfolio at the Southampton International Boat Show 2021.
Netherlands-based WhisperPower has appointed E. P. Barrus as its exclusive national distributor in the UK. Established in 2007, WhisperPower develops, manufactures and supplies smart electrical systems for commercial and recreational marine applications and mobile and commercial vehicle markets.
Ben Allen, general manager for the marine leisure division at Barrus, comments: “The introduction of the WhisperPower range expands our electrical systems portfolio enabling our boat builders, dealers and retailers to offer innovative, non-polluting, sustainable energy systems for all types of vessels.”
Whisperpower says its units provide ultra-quiet, vibration-free, cost-effective off-grid electrical power from 500 watts to 100kW with a portfolio including generators, inverters, battery chargers and hybrid-style power systems.
WhisperPower’s CEO and founder Roel J ter Heide is excited about the newly established partnership. “I consider E. P. Barrus as the right partner to sell WhisperPower‘s products and systems to all the relevant markets in the UK: both recreational and professional marine and mobile-off-grid markets. The recently launched OctoPower systems, which are based on a hybrid principle similar to technology used in the e-mobility markets, will become an important activity.
“E.P. Barrus is supporting our ultimate goal to provide usable energy without the need to burn fossil fuels. However, practicality means that we need to transition away from the traditional set up of a large generator on board. OctoPower’s use of an all-in-one system is accelerating this transition by using minimal amounts of fuel, only when necessary and in a super-quiet and reliable way. The sales figures and key customers show that this system is finding new outlets across many sectors of leisure and industry and we will continue to build on this success.”
The new agreement commenced on 1 September 2021. WhisperPower generators and power equipment products will be presented at the Southampton International Boat Show on the Barrus Marine Equipment Stand J316 and the main Barrus Stand E050.