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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Triton’s latest submarine puts six people in a bubble, 3,300 feet under

Triton has turned its attention back to the luxury sector with a new six-person sub designed to launch from the garage of your mega-yacht. Its giant 2.5-m diameter spherical acrylic pressure hull is the biggest ever, giving panoramic views for six.

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Stanford engineers invent a sonar device that works outside the water

A Stanford team has demonstrated a unique system that can generate a strong sonar wave, and read and interpret the reflected signals, from an airborne platform. This raises the possibility of sonar-enabled drones that could finally map the sea floor.

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Williams and Oxis take lithium-sulfur battery tech to the high seas

Two heavyweights in high-performance battery tech are teaming to create the world's first lithium-sulfur battery-powered luxury boat. Williams Advanced Engineering and Oxis Energy will collaborate to get the cutting edge, 400-kWh e-boat out on the water.

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Volkswagen and Cupra pitch in on solar electric yacht

Austrian boatbuilder Silent Yachts has already gained a fair bit of attention with its solar electric catamarans. Its just-announced latest model should continue that trend, as it's the result of a partnership with automakers Volkswagen and Cupra.

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Oceanbird’s huge 80-meter sails reduce cargo shipping emissions by 90%

This concept ship, due to sail in 2024, can carry 7,000 cars across the Atlantic in 12 days. It's some 50% slower on average than a comparable diesel ship, but burns next to no fuel thanks to its five colossal wing sails, saving money and emissions.

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Rand’s latest motorboat offers electric cruising for up to 10 people

After focusing on speed with the launch of the Leisure 28 Electric in March, Rand has opted to take things a little easier for its latest model. The Mana 23 offers displacement cruising for 10 passengers at 5 knots for up to 100 nautical miles.

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