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 Group Ltd., is a division of International Yacht Training Worldwide Inc. (IYT), a federally registered Canadian Company based in British Columbia, Canada.
The company was started by ex- professional yacht Captain Mark Fry in Ft Lauderdale, Florida in 1997 to standardise nautical training on a global scale. Mark has logged over 300,000 nautical miles at and has a vast knowledge of boat designs and handling characteristics having commanded over 100 yachts during a 20 year career at sea. Along with his wife Jennifer, they have written 40 IYT nautical courses, six of which are registered in the U.S. library of Congress.
IYT now operates more boating courses, with more Government approvals, through more schools, in more countries and in more languages than any other boating organisation in the world. It is the only recreational global marine certification company that holds an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System. It currently has over 300 IYT partner schools in 56 countries offering 40 different boating courses (both power and sail), from absolute beginner, to the commercial “Master of Yachts 200 Tons” certification recognised by the prestigious British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). www.IYTworld.com . Mark has had an extensive career at sea before coming ashore to start IYT and The Templar Marine Group Ltd.
The Templar Marine Group Ltd. (TMG) was started by Mark and Jennifer Fry in 2017 with the objective of building a series of truly unique, affordable, zero omission, low maintenance, eco friendly electric boats for recreational and commercial use. Extensive research indicated the demand for a quiet, vibration free boat for those seeking a calm relaxing day on the water with family and friends, with comfort features not normally found on a boat of a comparable size. These include (but are not limited to) a fully enclosable cabin for year-round silent use, bow thruster, central heating, forward accommodation, a full size bathroom with sink, vanity, fully flushing toilet etc.
After the concept was created, award winning Vector Powerboats were engaged to build the prototypes and develop and construct the boats on our behalf. The first prototype was completed in 2019. www.VectorPowerboats.com
Who Are We?
The Templar fleet is designed and built in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, as a joint collaboration between The Templar Marine Group Ltd and Vector Powerboats. It is the first in a series of electric boats that are currently under design and development.
Who Are The Target Audience?
The Templar fleet 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 feature comforts such as a 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 fleet 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.