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Venice all electric 2030

Member Venice Agenda 2028 Member Venice Agenda 2028 is to be credited for having contributed to a major change in policy in the Capital of the Doges. The entire fleet of vaporetti, work boats, ferries, taxis and launches is to be converted to electric power by 2030. In addition to the all-important change from fossilfuels, …

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Sunlight shines on the River Thames – an excellent book by one of our own members.

Imagine a voyage along England’s best-loved river, the Thames -but on SUNLIGHT,not diesel or petrol. No noise, no nasty emissions! This was the author’s dream, and he turned it into reality by designing and building a 22ft catamaran powered by four solar panels. Paul and his wife Rike launched “SOLAR FLAIR” near the source of …

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Canals and rivers are closed

News from the CRT “Following the announcement from the Prime Minister (8.30pm, 23 March 2020) regarding the UK’s response to the coronavirus crisis, we are asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel and not to visit their boats if they do not live aboard permanently. As a result, and to help those who live-aboard …

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New Branding for the EBA

For the past 33 years, the logo of the EBA has been the Grebe, which has often caused people to ask whether we are Ornithologists. English Birdwatchers’ Association? We used to explain that the letters GREBE stood for “Generating the Revival of Electric Boats Everywhere”. These are exciting times and they call for a more …

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Nothing new under the sun

It always amuses me as a seasoned electric boat historian when on Facebook or a beautifully designed website, a startup ignorantly claims a “world first” for an innovation in electric boating. 1)The first electric passenger boat with a primary battery was tested by Moritz Herman Jakobi in Saint Petersburg, Imperial Russia as long ago as …

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