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A Limo Tender with a Twist

The SWATH Electra Glide is carbon neutral, solar hybrid and seasickness-free.

July 15, 2014

SWATH Electra Glide

The SWATH Electra Glide has solar panels that produce 20 kW per day, which at 16 knots is enough energy to cruise more than 1,000 carbon-neutral nautical miles.

Okay, let’s be honest: We think she looks a little, um, different. But there’s a lot to like about the 31-foot SWATH Electra Glide Limousine Tender. She’s carbon neutral, she’s solar hybrid and, thanks to her SWATH design, she’s virtually seasickness-free.

This innovative design for 12 guests was introduced at the Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo. She’s built of a carbon epoxy composite and has a maximum speed of 45 knots, powered by twin 300-hp Regen Electric outboard engines.

At 8 knots, running on 50-kWh Li Po batteries, she has a zero-carbon range of 40 nm. Her solar panels produce 20 kW per day, which at 16 knots is enough energy to cruise more than 1,000 carbon-neutral nautical miles. A choice of diesel gensets up to 85 kW can extend the range.

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Inside is 6.5-foot headroom, a fully equipped galley and a bar. Stowage for scuba gear, water skis and more is at the stern deck near a swim ladder. Builder Nedship also includes two flat-screen TVs along with a surround-sound system for days at the beach.

More details are at www.nedshipgroup.com.

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