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Source: Hinckley Co.

World's First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht Makes Waves

By Desirée Kaplan

As electric cars grab attention throughout the world, electric boats are also picking up steam. Since 1928, the Hinckley Company has been making innovative boats and has recently become the first company to release a fully electric luxury yacht, dubbed Dasher. This Maine based company is known for supplying classic jet boats to customers all along the eastern American coastline. While Dasher has all the bells and whistles of a futuristic craft, the eco-friendly features are what make it really shine.

This fully electric boat was born out of a desire to keep creating innovative designs. Peter O’Connell, President and CEO of The Hinckley Company remarked, “We’ve always worked to combine the latest technology with cutting edge naval architecture to do what has not yet been done.” While electric boats have been around for casual lake cruising or experimental use, a fully electric yacht was a natural progression for the company, and they focused on creating a unique high tech craft with completely electric propulsion.