World-first hydrofoil board uses flight computer for on-water stability

The new Level Board electric hydrofoil is very much aimed at the beginner end of the spectrum, offering a gentle learning curve for newcomers by using aerospace-grade sensors and a flight computer to keep the board stable across the water.

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Two radically new kiteboats hope to smash the speed sailing record

Two teams, Switzerland's SP80 and France's Syroco, are taking aim at the world speed sailing record in 2022, with a pair of thoroughly remarkable kiteboats that both teams believe can smash previous records, targeting top speeds up to 80 knots.

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Port of San Diego to get first electric tug in the US

Back in 2019, New Zealand's Ports of Auckland commissioned the world's first full-size electric tug, which is expected to be delivered toward the end of this year. Now the first electric tug in the US is being built to serve the Port of San Diego.

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GS22E electric tow boat gives a preview of clean, quiet watersports

The world's first all-electric water ski tow boat is up and running, offering demo days from the shores of Lake Tahoe in California. The Super Air Nautique GS22E offers watersports fans a handsome, quiet, emissions-free fun machine ... at a price.

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Saildrone goes chasing hurricanes in the Caribbean

Though some folks chase storms for thrills or curiosity, there are also those who do so for scientific purposes. And it's the lattermost pursuit that will see a small fleet of unmanned surface vehicles deliberately head into hurricane territory.

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World’s first commercial hydrogen fuel cell ferry is “98% complete”

Switch Maritime says its Sea Change ferry is nearly built and ready to work in the San Francisco Bay in Q3 this year. Powered by compressed hydrogen gas running through a fuel cell, it'll be the first of its kind, running for two days on a tank.

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Manta5 Hydrofoil ebike begins production, with more models planned

After first appearing on our radar in late 2017, the Manta5 XE-1 Hydrofoiler has now entered production. The company has a range of water hydrofoil bikes planned, including racing versions, electric-only motorcycles for the water, and a surfing model.

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Modular, connected e-boat slips into US waters like an electric eel

Swedish boat company X Shore makes its move across the Atlantic, launching its all-electric Eelex 8000 in the US. The modular, connected boat brings a versatile layout and intelligent software suite with over-the-air updates.

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Italian superyacht designers unveil solar-powered amphibious catamaran

Renowned Italian yacht design firm Lazzarini has unveiled designs for a solar-powered amphibious “crabmaran” and according to the studio it will be the first in the world. Dubbed Pagurus, the striking superyacht is a 82 ft (25 meter) solar-powered amphibious catamaran, which merges solar technology with innovative design.

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1st Mate system sounds the alarm on boaters going overboard

If a boat full of people is zipping across the water, it's possible that one of them could fall overboard without anyone noticing ... at least, not right away. The 1st Mate Marine Safety and Security system is designed to keep that from happening.

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