Green Boats

Retrofit e-boat project

VŠĮ Žalieji Laivai

The demo boat was constructed by VŠĮ Žalieji Laivai (NGO Green Boats) in Klaipėda, Lithuania. A used hull of an ex-life boat was bought and restored. The hull design was modified to fit the purpose of a leisure boat, including to add a superstructure on the boat. Electric propulsion system was installed that allows up to whole day sailing at cruising speed. This retrofit of a former rescue boat into a small passenger vessel with an electric engine exemplifies how old boats can be given “second life” with an environment friendly technology.

Contact details: Tomas Žapnickas; zaliejilaivai@gmail.com; tomas.zapnickas@gmail.com

Movies:

Retrofit demo e-boat: Project & team presentation

Retrofit demo e-boat: hull restoration

Retrofit demo e-boat: Installing electric propulsion system & trials on the water

Recorded presentations:

Presentation of the boat electrification & electric propulsion components, November 2020

Presentation of the boat hull restoration & electrification process, April 2021

Presentation of the boat hull restoration & electrification process, August 2021

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