what we do

Hydrotroniks is a collective of engineers, designers, and environmental scientists who work together to create electric based solutions for pleasure boats and commercial boats. We work with our partners to develop new technology and provide clean alternatives to current boat engines by making use of electric energy storage, and propulsions options. We coordinate recharging station installations and partner with academic institutions to advance energy storage research.

Commercial fishing boat leaves Cheticamp harbour during the Nova Scotia lobster fishery. Many people in the industry look for options of electric boats.

Electric boats

Hydrotroniks is designing electric drives for commercial fishing vessels and leisure boats. We also design countless solutions from gauges and instruments to our own patented safety solutions. We develop technology that will modernize the fishing industry.

Nova Scotia lobster fishery. Lobster fishing equipment on a fishing boat leaving Cheticamp.


Hydrotroniks offers an array of services for vessel owners or ship builders. Whether you want to retrofit your vessel or train your team to work with our products, we can help.

Community members gather to watch fishing boats leave Cheticamp harbour on setting day, the first day of the lobster fishery. Nova Scotia lobster fishery.

Sustainable Communities

We believe that our products will  transform the commercial fisheries for harvesters, organisations and communities as well. Contact us to find out more about how our products will generate sustainable economies for your organisation.



Hydrotroniks was founded in 2016 with the goal of rejuvenating the traditional fisheries sector and creating positive change in communities across Atlantic Canada.

Our products will provide everyone involved in the commercial fisheries, from the harvesters, to the processors,
to the consumers with more sustainable economies and environments so as to preserve Atlantic Canada's
traditional livelihoods for future generations.

who we are

Hydrotroniks is based in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia. Many of our team live in the community, and all team members work within Chéticamp at least part time.


Scott aucoin

Director; Product Development and Partnerships



stéphane sogne

Director; Mechanical Engineering and Design


joël lefort

Director; Electrical and Software Engineering


Zain Alturk

Systems and Controls Engineer




Samuel Levac-Levey

Mechanical Design Engineer


olivia ball

Marketing and Media


Get involved


Hydrotroniks works with many partner organisations. These include community groups; economic development groups; academic institutions; municipalities; fishery groups; amongst others. If you would be interested in partnering with Hydrotroniks, please contact us.  


Hydrotroniks receives funding from government bodies, investor groups and private investors. We are a fully incorporated company and can offer investment opportunities to suit a range of budgets. Please contact us for more information.

Join us

Hydrotroniks is not currently recruiting team members. However, we are always interested to hear from dedicated, interested individuals. In some circumstances, we may be able to add people to our database to be contacted when recruitment opportunities arise. 

news and updates


  • Hydrotroniks is pleased to welcome three new team members; Samuel Levac-Levey, Zain Alturk and Olivia Ball.


  • Hydrotroniks is one of the winners of the 2017 Innovacorp Spark Innovation Challenge. For more information please click here.
  • Hydrotroniks undertakes a research project, partnering with the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University.
  • Hydrotroniks is incorporated!


  • Hydrotroniks is started by Joël Lefort, Stéphane Sogne and Scott Aucoin in Chéticamp, Nova Scotia.

Contact Us

For more information on partnering and supporting Hydrotroniks; our current projects; media enquiries; and employment opportunities, please contact us using the form below.

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