Thursday, April 17, 2008

Now for Hybrid Boats...

You have all seen hybrid vehicles on the road, but get ready for hybrid boats! Several vessels are presently under development that can cruise indefinitely without using petroleum-based fuel. The source of their power is a Solar Array on the roof of the vessel which powers a battery pack and an electric drive-train technology.

When needed (such as when motoring at night) a diesel generator provides power. I suspect that we will be seeing a lot more boats with this kind of technology as fuel prices continue to climb. Check out the following link for more information....

Dse Hybrid Trawler

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