E.V. (Electric Vessel) Tallulah.
Named after our gorgeous daughter, “Tallulah” is a 22-foot Duffy Electric Boat, Certified Zero Emissions.
Widely recognised as the leader in electric boat manufacturing, Duffy Boats are designed to outmanoeuvre all other electric boats. Duffys are built and hand laminated for durability, as well as aesthetics, at their 5-acre facility in Adelanto, CA. The craftsmanship built into every Duffy meets the highest quality control standards. All cabinets and tables are custom crafted, using the finest solid, marine quality Cherrywood, and only the highest quality canvas and foam is incorporated into each finished boat.
With 16 batteries installed in her bilge keeping all the weight down low gives “Tallulah” stability in the water for smooth cruising, perfect for those fearful of seasickness! Full shade and all-round clear screens make cruising possible in almost all weather conditions.
Duffy Electric Boats is the official boat manufacturer for Disney’s California Adventure Park. Duffys are also used in corporate venues world-wide, including Marriott Hotels and the famed Nature Conservancy in Naples, Fla. They are also the vessel of choice for the environmentally stringent California Fish and Game Department for their exploration of sensitive marine life habitats.
Not many people realise that one small petrol outboard engine can produce the same pollution as 50 or more cars operated at a similar speed*
A 2007 research paper from the Australian Government* found that marine engines (particularly small 2-stroke outboards) contribute significantly to levels of smog and pollution. The research paper summarizes:
“Significant power is needed to move small boats through the water – even better performing and relatively ‘clean’ engines emit far greater quantities of pollutants per hour than a typical modern car engine. One hour of operation of a boat that complies with US 2006 emission standards (i.e. has a relatively clean engine) produces the same pollution as about fifty cars operated at a similar speed. Older style outboard engines that do not comply with US EPA 2006 limits are likely to emit around ten times the amount of pollution compared to conforming engines”*
* Source: “Comparative Assessment of the Environmental Performance of Small Engines. Marine Outboards and Personal Watercraft”. Prepared for the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Water Resources. You can download and read the full research paper here: Comparative Assessment Small Marine Engines