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$16,064 ‘Sofa Boat’ is All-Electric, But Still Just a Floating Sofa

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On March 4, 2010 @ 1:19 pm In Environment,Green Transportation,Innovation,Renewable Energy,Solar Power | No Comments

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Unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show [1], this all-electric “Sofa Boat [2]” is quite an, er, interesting concept. Touted as a “3.5m floating fun platform,” the boat can run for 12 hours on a fully charged battery and is zero-emissions. Still we can’t help but make just one small observation about the design – it’s a floating sofa. We’re not sure that many people will spend $16,064 on this highly specialized water vehicle, but only time will tell. The makers of the Sofa Boat, Abra Marine, will also be releasing a solar-powered [3] version which will be equipped with seven sq. meters of solar panels to generate enough power to propel the boat for up to 10 hours.

Via Ecofriend [4] and BornRich [2]

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[1] Abu Dhabi Yacht Show: http://www.abudhabiyachtshow.com/2/

[2] Sofa Boat: http://www.bornrich.org/entry/the-16000-zero-emissions-electric-sofa-boat-looks-like-a-floating-island/

[3] solar-powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power

[4] Ecofriend: http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/abra-marine-unveils-a-16000-all-electric-sofa-boat/

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