Hybrid Power Seminar Tonight

Marine technology guru Nigel Calder will discuss advances in hybrid power for marine applications today, at the International Yacht Restoration School’s campus in Bristol, Rhode Island. Admission is free for members; $10 for nonmembers. Here is the full IYRS release:

When it comes to developing hybrid technology for boats, the marine business does not have the car industry’s big budgets and armies of innovators. It has Nigel Calder. Calder, a marine technology expert and veteran cruiser, is an internationally known authority on hybrid technology for boats. He has played a central role in a $3 million European Union research & development effort on hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial and recreational vessels and is bringing his knowledge to the IYRS Bristol campus this November.

According to IYRS Marine Systems Instructor John Stier, there have been numerous attempts to adapt hybrid technology to propulsion in recreational boats over the past 15 years. But none of these had translated into technically or commercially successful products—until recently. This past year, several new hybrid systems have finally broken through the barriers to make this technology available to boaters.


  • Where: Franklin Street Marine Corridor (253 Franklin Street)
  • When: Wednesday night, November 10, 7 pm.
  • Cost: Free to members of IYRS; $10 for nonmembers.