Electric hybrid technology has become commonplace in the auto industry — each of the major manufacturers builds one. Toyota, with its popular Prius leading the way, now offers 15 hybrid models and sells about 6 million hybrids a year. Look around; hybrids are in every parking lot.
With advances such as diesel-electric inboards and electric and propane-powered outboards, the industry continues to improve the way it powers boats.
The Monaco Yacht Show is known for luxury yachts set amid immaculate scenery, but a different breed of boat was introduced this year.
In August, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in Connecticut will launch the Spirit of the Sound, a $2.7 million boat that will be the only research vessel in the country operating on hybrid electric propulsion.
During the last 18 months, I have written several stories about the diesel/electric hybrid boats from Greenline Hybrid Yachts, a company based in Slovenia that has a growing presence in the States.
Greenline Hybrid Yachts will unveil its new flagship 48 Hybrid to the world at the Düsseldorf Boat Show Jan. 18.
Minneapolis-based Electric Yacht is expanding with a new office in Annapolis, Md.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ second International Hybrid Marine Propulsion Conference will be held Nov. 12 immediately before the Marine Equipment Trade Show at the Amsterdam RAI. Organizers say the conference is a must for anyone considering investing in hybrids, including boatbuilders, equipment suppliers, systems integrators, equipment, engine and propeller makers, designers and…more
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. completed the first hybrid car carrier, the Emerald Ace, at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. Kobe shipyard in Tokyo. The ship, which can hold up to 6,400 standard passenger vehicles, was designed to generate zero emissions while berthed. It is equipped with a hybrid electric power system that combines a 160-kW…more
Go-Float’s line of electric boats is expanding for the 2012 model year. The company’s sun lounger model, the SL1, has evolved into the new Impulse for 2012. Joining the Impulse are two other new models, the Ion and the Fusion. “Electric-powered vehicles continue to drive a lot of media coverage and consumer interest. These affordable…more
French boatbuilder Rhea Marine partnered with ReGen Nautic USA in the installation of an all-electric propulsion system currently on display at the Paris Boat Show. Designed and shipped by ReGen Nautic to Rhea Marine, the hybrid system was installed in Rhea’s 850 model and has been receiving tremendous interest from the public during the boat…more