Two French sailors are converting a 100 foot long catamaran to run on electric power made from renewable sources. They plan to visit 101 cities in 50 countries to spread the news about zero emissions living.
The 2017-18 rules for the Volvo Ocean Race will contain a distinction that few other professional sports currently have. Gender integrated sailing teams will not only be allowed— they will be incentified. The Volvo Ocean Race is often referred to as the longest and toughest sporting event in the world. New gender inclusive rules for […]
On a day when an immigration ban went into effect, it was interesting to tour a Florida lighthouse museum and come across an exhibit dedicated to Cuban refugee rafts.
If you love high stakes, high performance racing, nothing is quite as exciting as America’s Cup competition. This year’s racing will be in Bermuda and trials begin in May.
A newly released feasibility study from the US Maritime Administration on the subject of a potential high-speed, hydrogen fuel-cell passenger ferry deployment in the San Francisco Bay, as well as on the associated hydrogen fueling infrastructure, has provided some interesting new findings. The study — conducted by Sandia National Laboratories, and which examined the technical, regulatory, […]
The Quadrafoil is an electric personal watercraft from England that uses battery power and an electric outboard engine for zero emissions fun on the water.
The RAND Picnic electric boat is self-bailing and unsinkable. It uses an electric outboard motor and can cruise up to 16 hours on one battery charge.
Engineering students at the University of Western Australia have created an electric jet ski that makes no noise and no pollution. They should get an award!
Onean’s latest electric surfboard is more than just a concept- it’s a full production vehicle you can buy, right now, for a 1/4 of the competition’s price.
Seaspan Ferries Corporation has ordered two new 480 foot long hybrid ferries for the run from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, reports Electric Vehicle News. The ferries will feature a battery electric hybrid propulsion system working in conjunction with dual fuel combustion engines that can operate either on diesel fuel of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The […]
Originally posted on CleanTechnica I’ve always been fascinated with surfing, admiring the balance and courage it takes to shred your way across a massive wave. Now imagine how much more fun surfing would be with an electric motor propelling you across that wave at speeds of up to 34 MPH? You can do more than […]
Hybrid cars have become almost old hat these days, with nearly every automaker offering at least some kind of hybrid in their lineup. But hybrid boats are an entirely different story, and a 273-foot mega yacht dubbed The Savannah has just launched boasting a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system that its builder Feadship claims is the […]
A new diesel-electric sub design could make even the most potent nuclear subs seem obsolete thanks to an Air Independent Propulsion system.
Slovenian company Torqueedo has released video of the production version of the Quadrofoil, a fast and agile electric hydrofoil-style boat.
Robotics company ABB has developed an Onboard DC Grid system that studies show reduces fuel consumption by 27%, and without any exotic power systems.
The Tesla Supercharger may have some Swedish competition. A 75-foot ferry converted to electric power can recharge its 180 kWh battery in just ten minutes.
James Dyson dreams of a giant vacuum boat to clean our rivers of pollution, and he calls it the M.V. Recyclone. It’s a clever name for a clever idea.
Flying Phantom sailboat uses hydrofoils to fly 2′ above the ocean waves with speed powerboats can’t always match!
Greenline yachts recently announced their largest hybrid yacht to date: the ultra-luxe, 48′ long Greenline 48, which hopes to bridge the gap between the company’s smaller Greenline yachts and larger OceanClass cruisers (50′ + length). The new Greenline follows in the footsteps of the Greenline 33 and Greenline 40 in offering fuel-efficient, low-maintenance sailing- and […]
For a dozen years, French designer Jacques Rougerie has had his idea of a totally sustainable and mobile vertical sea vessel dismissed as a sci-fi pipe dream. Against all odds though, his dream vessel is looking more and more like it might actually get built thanks to the power of crowdfunding. The sustainable research vessel […]