I sail with an electric
drive, 34' sloop
. In my experience with this boat
and it's configuration, I would look forward to a hybrid system, where an electric motor
will get you in and around a marina at modest speed, plus quietly adding to sailing performance upwind. Then a diesel will be called upon for higher speeds and/or longer runs plus recharge. Speaking of recharge, relying on one source is foolhardy. You need a combination of solar
, regen, tow gen, fossil fuel
generator, and patience.