THE POD DRIVE
Voila....this is it. The old engine, the tank, the tubes, the smell, the fuel, the holes for emission and cooling water are all gone. They are being replaced by this little shining plug inside the boat, and the sleek pod and folding propeller underneath it.
Our upcycled 34ft Smaragd Johanna, with the Torqeedo electric pod engine, has been nominated in The Gussies 2022 Electric Boat Awards, the Electric Sailboat category. We are of course excited and proud to the brim.
Voting for our little Smaragd is a vote for electric sailing of course, but more so a statement for re-use, up-cycling, and caring for the limited resources we have available on this planet. Read more about WHY WE THINK WE SHOULD WIN. It is also a vote for a lifes
After these five years of climate sailing, we will now strengthen our scientific focus and work even closer with the international research project Sailing4Science – a citizen science initiative for sailors. Initiated and managed by the University of Trondheim, Norway (NTNU), and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (UG). SEE WEBSITE The project's mission is to encourage sailors around the world to participate in the sharing of knowledge of the ocean, by monitoring their loca