>>> Henley 18 Slipper Launch – Electric Power

This is a great looking "classic" styled yacht that incorporates some great, new technology. Powered by a Whisper XT electric motor and even incorporating a linear actuator for steering, its a study of old and new. The hull was built with a commercially available composite panel and then a traditional deck covering the top.

Make sure and watch the "time lapse" build video at the top… all-in-all a very interesting build.

The Henley 18 is a marriage of a classic English river launch design with state of the art composite construction and propulsion. She was launched in early November 2007 at Crescent Lake in Maine. The design is based on the Henley 18 designed by Paul Fisher BSc. AMRINA of Selway Fisher UK