David Gillespie cruises the St. Johns River in his restored 114-year-old motor launch in almost complete silence thanks to a hybrid propulsion system. Contributor Brooke Williams describes the project and its results in "Something old, something new" from our April 2014 Issue. Click here to check out the image gallery of Vagabond's rebirth.
There have been some great success stories in the realm of green boat-building, but hyrbids continue to be imperfect and in uncharted territory. Beneteau and Elco may have struck gold.
The first U.S. Electric and Hybrid Marine Expo was wonderfully educational, though I hardly knew any of the companies involved and could only understand a fraction of some seminars.