• 2019 August 29 17:23

    Team Malizia and Greta Thunberg complete their zero-emission Atlantic crossing

    The high-tech racing yacht Malizia II arrived yesterday in New York City after a two-week sail across the Atlantic. Upon arrival, the sailboat was met by Torqeedo-powered electric boats to assist and escort the 60-ft sailboat to its final berth in Manhattan, Torqeedo press release said.

    Torqeedo-powered electric boats assisted with undocking and traveling safely out of the harbour when Malizia II shoved off from Plymouth, U.K., on Aug. 14. Upon arrival in New York, Torqeedo again provided electric boats, including two tenders powered by Deep Blue 50 kW outboards and an inflatable harbour support vessel, to assist with manoeuvring through New York Harbour’s busy shipping channels and docking in lower Manhattan’s North Cove Marina.

    The Malizia II was also accompanied through the harbour by a small fleet of boats with sails representing the United Nations sustainability goals, and well-wishers on land and water, welcoming Greta to the United States.

    The team faced the typical challenges of a transatlantic voyage; including periods of heavy weather and the calms of the Sargasso Sea, but escaped many of the perils that could come from crossing against the prevailing winds during the Atlantic hurricane season.

    About Torqeedo
    Torqeedo is the market leader for electric mobility on the water. Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, the company develops and manufactures electric and hybrid drives from 0.5 to 100 kW for commercial applications and recreational use. Torqeedo products are characterized by an uncompromising high-tech focus, maximum efficiency and complete system integration. Torqeedo is part of the DEUTZ Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of innovative drive systems.


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