Hybrids on the Sound


In 2014 the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk launched the first research vessel to run on hybid-electric propulsion. Designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, the research vessel Spirit of the Sound was built in Mamaroneck at Derector Shipyards, with construction managed and integrated by Norwalk-based Alternative Marine Technologies (Amtech). Now  Amtech and Derecktor are working again to build a fleet of hybrid electric catamarans with refrigeration to ferry organic and locally produced foods across Long Island Sound. An article about the new farm-table (via hybrid boat)  venture by Norwalk-based Harbor Harvest is on the Norwalk Hour website. Photo courtesy of Derecktor Shipyards.


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