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The Electric Boat Association has been
awarded the prestigious Mansura Medal for
their contribution to the promotion of hybrid power

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The Mansura Medal, named after a 1912 petrol-electric cabin cruiser, is
presented annually by trustees appointed by the Royal Thames Yacht Club
and the Royal Yachting Association to the organisation that is deemed to
have done most for the promotion of hybrid power.


30th Anniversary Weekend at  Abingdon June 2012
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Royal Rewards for Hybrid Boats

EBA members were presented with medals by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at an awards ceremony for boats with hybrid electric propulsion systems. Before the presentation the Duke met the winners and discussed details of their boats.

 


First solar voyage from Europe to the USA

On 8th May 2007 the Swiss solar powered catamaran Sun21 arrived in New York at the end of a 7,000 mile journey from Basel in Switzerland. This is the first Atlantic crossing by a motorised boat using not one drop of oil. Sun21 was built by MW-Line SA and is powered by two 8kW Agni Motors. The 60 square metres of solar panels produce up to 44 kWh per day.

This achievement serves as a powerful example of responsible energy use in practice.  It also is impressive evidence of the suitability of solar technology for high-sea voyages. more details

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Sun21 on her arrival in New York


Victorian electric boat "Mary Gordon" wins
£23,600 Heritage Lottery Fund grant

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picture: Mary Gordon Trust

The Mary Gordon was built in 1898 by Sergeants of Eel Pie Island on the Thames of teak planking on oak frames.  At that time electric boats or launches were very popular on the Thames and at 52 ft in length The Mary Gordon was one of the largest, she could carry 75 adults or 120 children in comfort.

The Heritage Lottery Fund award will enable the Mary Gordon Trust to embark on a series of planning and consultation programmes which are vital if they are to achieve their aim of restoring this Victorian electric pleasure launch to her former condition >>> more


70 mph electric boat on Coniston Water


An Stradag on her world record challenge in November 2005 - full story


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Queen Mary 2 - She's the
world's largest electric boat !

 


Four 250 ton Rolls-Royce Mermaid™
electric propulsion pods totalling
86 Megawatts drive the QM2
along at almost 30 knots.

 

 

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