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Greenline Launches Eco-Friendly NEO Line with Twin Gas or Electric Outboards: 42 Knots or 16 Knots

Greenline Yachts is celebrating its tenth anniversary by creating a new NEO line, which consists of three deck plans for a 36’ 5” eco-friendly boat that can be powered either by twin 300-hp gas outboards or twin Torqueedo electric outboards and Lithium-ion batteries. With the big gas outboards, the NEO cruises at 36 knots and tops out at 42 knots. With twin 80-hp Torqueedo Deep Blue electric outboards, the NEO tops out at 16 knots with a range of 20 nm; at 6 knots, it has a range of 40 nm. Made in Slovenia, the NEO line comes in Open,…

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Avon Launches New All-Electric RIB with Luxurious Touches and a 26-knot Top End

Avon has a great idea for its new RIB: It’s all-electric, powered by an 80-hp Torqueedo Deep Blue Electric Motor paired to jet drives on an all-new hull. For cruisers who might want to use the new 14’ 8” RIB as a dink, this they won’t have to worry about fuel or oil – or making any noise in the harbor, for that matter. The new Avon e-JET has a 32 kWh BMW battery, the same one used in BMW’s i3 Cars. It gives the e-JET up to 90 minutes of running time at a top speed of 26 knots…

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Solar-Powered Boat Completes the Great Loop – a First

A homemade 48-foot trimaran running entirely on solar panels, batteries and an all-electric Torqueedo propulsion system just completed the Great Loop. Jim Greer, the 75-year-old former filmmaker and captain of the boat, says it’s the first time a boat has done the Loop entirely under solar power. “With solar panels, batteries and Torqueedo electric motors, we were able to complete our travel days without any use of fossil fuels or plugging into marina electric hook-ups when we docked,” Greer said. “We don’t have a backup generator or power cords in case of emergency, and that’s the adventure of it.” Greer,…