PassageMaker has a very good article giving an initial introduction to Beneteau’s hybrid prototype. Built in conjunction with Elco (nothing like 120+ years of electric boat experience), they have modified a Swift Trawler 34 to have a hybrid power train.
Pretty slick. I expect the costs (as they have with cars and other things) will come down and become viable in the next few years. Definitely a technology to watch, in my opinion.
Another Diesel Duck being built in Turkey… check out the beginnings of Miss Daisy.
Warren and Robin have a real boat that floats now!
Congrats on a successful launch, beautiful boat! More pics on their page.
Warren and Robin’s Pepi is getting close to launch. If you recall, they are having a Beuhler Diesel Duck built in Turkey are on the downhill stretch.
The above picture can be found with many other’s covering the construction on the Asboat (the builder) web site.
Here’s a Devlin design that looks really nice to me. Fits in the "pocket cruiser" category… maybe. Might be a bit big to trailer, but still a nice sized boat.
Shallow draft, looks like it would make a great coastal or river boat.
The namesake of the design was pictured in this Mad Mariner article.
A newly found forum where George Beuhler has started a discussion group for his Diesel Duck line. Sure to be interesting.
Started in fall of 2005, it is devoted just to chat about the DUCKS. Anybody can join and participate!
Registration is required.