Lenoir Invents the Motorboat

The first motorboat was invented by Jean-Joseph-Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer in 1886 using liquid fuel used in the two-cycle combustion engine.


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  • Étienne Lenoir – Wikipedia
    Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir also known as Jean J. Lenoir (12 January 1822 – 4 August 1900) … The fuel mixture was not compressed before ignition (a system invented in 1801 by Philippe LeBon who developed … parisienne de gaz and turned to motorboats, instead, building a naptha (Ligroin) fueled four-cycle in 1888.
  • Étienne Lenoir | Belgian inventor | Britannica.com
    Lenoir’s engine was a converted double-acting steam engine with slide valves to … His other inventions include an electric brake for trains (1855), a motorboat …
  • Motorboat/Speedboat by ryley peters on Prezi
    Sep 6, 2013 – The Motorboat or the Speedboat Who and when was the Motorboat invented? The motorboat was invented by Jean Joseph Étienne Lenoir
  • A Short History of Motor Boating [1906] – Hydroplane History
    The term “motor boat” is generally applied only to a vessel propelled by the … gas engine, although it is not claimed that Daimler took part in the invention of it. … that the earliest commercially successful gas engines designed by Mr. Lenoir and …
  • Jean-Joseph Étienne Lenoir – The Motor Museum in Miniature
    Lenoir invented a number of other processes and devices while studying …. Lenoir created a motor boat in 1861 when he fitted a 2hp engine into a small boat.

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