Diesel-Electric at the Miami Boat Show

Glacier Bay dropped me a line today to let me know that they will have a diesel-electric catamaran at the Strictly Sail venue of this year’s Miami International Boat Show.  AND, the boat will be available for customers to ride, so they can see and feel the differences with an electron-powered boat.

Glacier Bay diesel-electric-powered Alwoplast catamaran

Glacier Bay diesel-electric-powered Alwoplast catamaran

The boat on display will be Asanagi, a Crowther design, #95 – MKII, 47 ft. in length, built by Alwoplast in Valdivia, Chile.  In fact, the boat just came up from Chile under its own power so there will be experienced crew there to talk about the trip and how all the systems performed.  The boat will be at dock slip L1B, in an area referred to as the “Hardrock Dock.”
The Glacier Bay team will have their systems on display at the Bayside location at booth 219 and also at booth R47 at the Convention Center.
If, like me, you’re fascinated by the potential of diesel-electric systems and technology, like the OSSA Powerlite technology developed by Glacier Bay, take a ride on an actual diesel-electric boat and see how it works in the real world.

Copyright 2008 Thomas M. Tripp

Posted by Tom in Boats