Derecktor Shipyards signs deal to build hybrid vessel

Mamaroneck, N.Y.-based Derecktor Shipyards announced its next project using hybrid technology.

Mamaroneck, N.Y.-based Derecktor Shipyards announced its next project using hybrid technology.

Following on the application of hybrid electric propulsion on the 65-foot research catamaran Spirit of the Sound for The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Conn., The City University of New York, in collaboration with the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, is contracting with Derecktor to build the second vessel in the Derecktor Hybrid Series.

The vessel will be built to Coast Guard subchapter T regulations and will be operated out of Jamaica Bay, N.Y. It will be used for research and educational purposes and will benefit from the silent operation of the hybrid system for highly sensitive research applications.

Researchers will be focused on environmentally responsible operation with minimal impact on local waters, according to a statement. The goal will be accomplished, in part, by limiting the use of seawater for cooling equipment, and instead using keel coolers to minimize the wastewater discharge from the vessel. The BAE HybriDrive system also will reduce emissions.


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