• Posts Tagged ‘Electric Propulsion’

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    Imagine a fleet of solar-powered rental boats available to all in major cities throughout the world. It’s already happening in six cities, and 150 others are interested. We spoke to Carl Kai Rand, founder of Denmark’s GoBoat.     “You might say that the idea came out of frustration,” said Carl Kai Rand. “I love being...

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    In northeastern France, Boathome is rethinking the houseboat. The company started with the notion that living on the water should open new horizons rather than constituting obstacles to be overcome. The vessel’s catamaran hull supports a platform measuring from 10 to 20 meters long and five to 10 meters wide, with...

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    Imagine a boat made from plastic bottles removed from the ocean and recycled glass fibers. Danish builder Rand Boats envisions fleets of such boats in major cities throughout the world.   “Actually, I’m mostly a sailboat person,” says Carl Kai Rand, founder and chief designer at Rand Boats. “But I’m also a designer and...

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    The international maritime industry is increasingly looking to hybrid power. Batteries are a proven, commercially viable technology that offers significant environmental benefits. But they have a limited lifespan.   The norm for all batteries is that they be fully recycled at the end of their life. That is a costly and...

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    A bit less than a year ago, a New Zealand skipper based in France met a Finnish technology provider at the METS trade show in Amsterdam. A little more than a year later, this skipper will rely on this technology in the Vendee Globe 2016, the most difficult round-the-world race, while achieving an environmental...

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    Electric boats were a scarce commodity at Boot Dusseldorf. The Ganz Boats Elovation 6.8 stood out, not only because of its modern, elegant design, but also due to its electric engine, which offers up to 100 kW of power. The company justified its choice of green, silent electric propulsion by saying, Humans should...