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Eco-Friendly Yachts

The Island Pilot DSe Hybrid

— November 3, 2008 — Autos
The Island Pilot DSe hybrid yacht proves that green guilt has spread even to the most well-heeled among us. This eco-friendly vessel combines electric power, solar power and diesel fuel. There is a series of solar panels on the roof and wind turbines for clean and sustainable energy. On solar power alone, the DSe reaches speeds of six knots, and when the diesel fuel is used, the DSe can accelerate up to 13 knots.

Interior appointments include energy-efficient appliances, an HDTV flat panel monitor and a Bose audio system. According to Luxist, the Island Pilot DSe is currently being shown at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Trend Themes
1. Electric Yachts - Developing electric-powered yachts with solar panels and wind turbines presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the marine industry.
2. Eco-friendly Vessels - Designing eco-friendly yachts that combine electric power and sustainable energy sources enables disruptive innovation in the luxury yacht market.
3. Green Boating - Promoting the adoption of green boating practices, such as using solar power and energy-efficient appliances, creates opportunities for disruptive innovation in the boating industry.
Industry Implications
1. Marine Industry - The Marine Industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by developing electric-powered yachts with sustainable energy sources like solar panels and wind turbines.
2. Luxury Yacht Market - The Luxury Yacht Market can embrace disruptive innovation by designing eco-friendly vessels that combine electric power and sustainable energy sources.
3. Boating Industry - The Boating Industry can drive disruptive innovation by promoting the adoption of green boating practices, including the use of solar power and energy-efficient appliances.
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