When fuel costs become sufficiently high and/or governmental air and water quality regulations become sufficiently heinous, the marine industry will look to electric and sail power as an alternative to petroleum-powered vessels.

The industry has been slowly heading in this direction and is quickly gathering momentum. These worldwide economic and environmental conditions are upon us today. This time, there is strong evidence that recent fuel cost increases aren’t going to be temporary, and environmental restrictions will become increasingly important to ensure a sustainable future for our lakes, rivers, and oceans.