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Electric Propulsion: Pros, Cons, and FYIs

Tuesday March 15th, 2022 · 11:00 AM · EDT

Be it on land, water, or even in air, the drive to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly is becoming more important every day.  For this reason, and many others, electric power is becoming the new normal.  Automobiles are the most obvious example where hybrids and plug in, all-electric power are becoming commonplace.  In marine vessels, challenges are magnified due to the complexities of marine propulsion, not to mention a less than friendly operating environment.

This webinar looks at the current state of electric (and hybrid) propulsion in the boating industry.  We’ll discuss the challenges of designing and integrating these systems into a reasonable and useable system aboard marine vessels.  We’ll also look at what is currently offered in this space and what the near future has in store.

FEATURED PRESENTERS

Christopher Swanhart

DLBA Naval Architects – Director of Recreational Boats

 

Christopher grew up sailing just outside of Annapolis and spent a lot of time on the water.  After graduating from Old Dominion University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chris worked in the Aerospace industry for a couple years before coming to DLBA – where he felt right at home.  For over 20 years, he has taken pride in being able to build lasting relationships and friendships with many builders of world class yachts.  Developing a focus on hull form hydrodynamics and structures, Chris has managed countless new designs and builds, including patrol and rescue craft, production yachts, and custom sportfishing yachts.

 

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Joe Messler
DLBA Naval Architects – Naval Architect


Joe is a New Jersey native, spending most his summers fishing and cruising around the Barnegat Bay.  Before graduating from the SUNY Maritime College in 2018 with a degree in Naval Architecture, Joe worked at the Viking Yacht Company where he was first introduced to the recreational boat industry.  Starting out supporting design and construction of submarines for the US Navy after college, Joe joined DLBA in June 2019 and has never looked back.  Joe enjoys providing technical input with the DLBA team for its diverse range of projects.  Deciding to pursue his passions further, Joe is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech.


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