Fuel-cell NepShuttle could soon carry passengers on French waterways

For people living in coastal regions or along rivers, commuting to certain places by water is always going to be quicker than using land-based transit. The NepShuttle is designed to let them continue to do so, while minimizing their carbon footprint.

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Airseas installs its first fuel-saving auto-kite on a cargo ship

French company Airseas has installed its first half-size automated Seawing kite to a cargo ship chartered by Airbus, and will commence six months of trials in January. The full-size kite is estimated to save up to 20 percent of fuel burn and emissions.

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Modular mo-jet system serves as different types of powered watercraft

In recent years, we've heard about electric surfboards, bodyboards, hydrofoil boards and underwater scooters. Buying all of those separately could get pretty expensive, which is why the mo-jet system combines them in one modular setup.

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Expandable solar-powered floating Aqua Pod launches in Dubai

Aquatic Architects Design Studio and Innovative Marine Ventures have recently launched the AP EX 1, a floating lounge that's fully self-sufficient and boasts an expandable design and modular use of space for entertaining on the Dubai waterways.

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Saildrone releases dramatic video from inside Hurricane Sam

Earlier this year, Saildrone joined forces with NOAA to launch sensor-packed unmanned surface vehicles into paths of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean to gather data. Now one of those drones has captured footage from inside a Category 4 hurricane.

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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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