Jim Greer’s quest to finish the Great Loop using only solar power is more than halfway complete. Greer’s circular navigation of the eastern half of the United States had made its way through the Oswego and Erie canals by mid-August and was headed into Lake Ontario. The more-than-6,600-mile journey, which Greer hopes will earn him…more
Solar-powered boats are slowly gaining popularity as more boaters decide to strive for the greatest possible fuel efficiency.
Solar power proponents see recreational boating as another area where solar energy can provide a green alternative to outboard-engine-powered boating. The solar-powered Solar Star 23 cruise boat from Stardancer Yachts made its public debut Sunday with the start of a journey along the 363-mile long Erie Canal, beginning in Buffalo, N.Y. Click here for the…more
New York business partners Ray Hirani and Monte Gisborne announced that Loon, their 10-passenger recreational solar boat, recently won the Mansura Award. Established by the Royal Thames Yacht Club in 2007, the Mansura Award rewards excellence in the design, development and operation of hybrid power for oceangoing, coastal and inland vessels. Eligible vessels must use…more
Tamarack Lake Electric Boat Co. announced it has moved production and operations from Ontario, Canada, to Rome, N.Y. The company makes the Loon solar boat, which was invented by its president, Montgomery Gisborne. Company officials credit representatives of the city and state agencies for helping make the move possible, specifically the New York State…more