Bow Wave


Is there a place for a battery powered workboat? My thinking for this question comes from observing two particular types of vessels and why I think they’re suitable for “electrification”. With the advances in battery power thanks to the efforts of Tesla Motors amongst other manufacturers, other industries are able to leverage the investments that have been made for their own ends.

Under the seas

Two pieces of news over the past month or so got me thinking about the use of underwater research labs.

The first was the news out of China that the government is intending to develop an underwater laboratory that would be capable of operating in depths of up to 3,000 metres and second was that NASA had sent a team of astronauts to the ‘Aquarius’ marine lab, 18 metres below the surface of the waters off Key Largo in Florida.

Who will be the maritime disruptor?

With reservations for the new “Tesla Model 3” hitting 375,000 vehicles, it is fair to say that Elon Musk has been rather successful in his disruption of the car industry.

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