I also share your vision. I am a graduate of California
Maritime Academy and did my thesis on minimum wetted surface vessels (fast ferries). After working on break bulk, container, and oil
drilling vessels I developed a strong disdain for the oil
industry and 12 years ago turned over a new leaf for sustainable energy. I own (3) fully electric vehicles, one of which was my own design and has won races against gas powered counterparts. I see the problem with naval architects not going with what they know is a vast improvement in design but instead building what is traditional and easy to market. I know your post is 3 years old, but I have only recently turned my attention to my true interest, cruising without the use of fossil fuels, propane
, and gas. I wish your colleagues would have the vision and courage to design and build the 21st century cruiser and not the minor tweaks of old designs. The A-frame mast
and all furling sails
, deployable kites for downwind, electric drives and regeneration, light, high energy storage
batteries, fully electric galleys with induction cook tops, well the list goes on.
What is a bit sad is how I've come to find out about you. I think Green e-motion is right along the lines of what I would strive for, but unfortunately your detractors understand all too well how bots work here on the Internet
, and have done such a good job that any search of your name brings up their negatives and how they perceive your treatment of your customers.
Good luck on your intelligent observations on cruising boat designs and systems, as I have had to "roll my own" for land based vehicles and dealt with all the naysayers, and hope your R & D will either make my decisions easier or I'll just become a future customer.