Hallo Zonker, you are right off course a boat , house , car or about anything is not Green
However there are many differences between a diesel
powered boat that needs to fuel
up every now and then and produce smoke sooth noise
etc and a green propelled boat that actually produces energy while sailing, I would like to see the first diesel
powered boat that comes back after a trip with a tank that has been filled while cruising.
Yesterday we made a trial trip from Durban to Richards bay ( 8 hours ) and produced more energy that we consumed on the trip, at one point the Motogens where producing 8 Kw per hour at a speed of 12 knots . For a car it is debatable if electric
is the way forward unless the energy ( electricity ) is produced environmentally friendly by wind
, sun , hydropower etc but on a sail boat with plenty of fossil free energy available that is a no brainer. Although the boats we produce are not totally green ( impossible ) we use minimal resin and other materials compared to many other boat builders and Our offices , are totally green since we get all the electricity from Sun wind
and geothermal for heating
and excess energy is put into the grid.
We have gone as far as possible to produce as green as possible at this moment.
Our factory is located in a area where no heating
or air conditioning
is needed and we use efficient equipment
etc ) to minimize the consumption
of fossil fuels since 10 years.
The Lithium Ion Batteries can be recycled after their estimated cycle life of 5000 or 10 years, Try to do that with diesel fumes or smoke !!!
The GreenCat 605 is very comfortable and the owners is very happy with the way the boat sails
and the living on board, 4 x California
king sized beds 4 bathrooms en suite and all needed to make a comfy life on board is provided.
besides that she is ( in my opinion )very good looking .
In your post number 17 you mention "what a wonderful boat " I wonder what changed your mind ?