Infinyte Electric Powered Boat Empowers Eco-Cruising

You’re enjoying a sunny day on the lake with friends and family, appreciating the beauty of the nature, the great outdoors. But if you’re an eco-conscious boater, it’s probably weighing on you, somewhere in the back of your mind: all that diesel you’re burning probably isn’t doing much for the environment.

If so, consider the Infinyte Electric Boat. As Treehugger, notes, it’s not exactly the homecoming queen of lake cruisers, but the Infinyte’s catamaran hull design was created from the keel up around its electric drive for maximum efficiency, and it can pull eight knots for five hours on a single charge. A major bonus being that it does so quietly–a fact that your fellow lake visitors won’t fail to appreciate.

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image via Treehugger

Now, with our spanky new all-electric cars and boats, we’re all going to need a solar powered charging station/carport, right? After all, electricity isn’t all that green when it’s coal-fired, even if your boat is no longer burning up diesel and annoying swimmers.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.