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Solar-powered boat

Solar-powered boatIt might look like a cheap pedalo but that canopy you see in the picture is in fact a solar panel. Safe, clean, quiet, effortless to operate, virtually-maintenance free, and requiring minimal nautical knowledge, this boat is capable of ferrying up to 4 adults. Its ergonomic seats promote pure relaxation while the 700-watt electric motor moves the craft silently through the water at a cruising speed of 5 mph. The motor is powered by four deep cycle batteries that are constantly recharged by the sun during daylight hours-even when it is overcast. The boat can be purchased  from Hammacher Schlemmer  (although it is ‘out of stock’ at the time of writing).

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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