Preview: Hybrid Propulsion for the 48′ Cutter LUCAYO; How Does it Compare to a Diesel Auxiliary?

June 18, 2013

Maynard Bray

Our Brooklin neighbor and boat owner (of the 48’ Roger Martin-designed/Brooklin Boat Yard-built cutter LUCAYO) Pip Wick recently installed a hybrid propulsion system, proved it on a cruise to Newfoundland last summer, and as I write this is off to the Azores. The new system’s efficiency and silence make it a convincing alternative despiteits higher initial cost. Here, in Pip’s own words, is the scoop:

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