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I have no real insight here - but I did actually think of electric propulsion when I read the title. You're right - it really seems a valid direction at some level.
The obvious hurdles are weight and recharge during extended cruises. But you look at the "Tesla" electric sports car and its success - and it seems we're getting close.
Could you imagine not having to tote fuel around? Sweet.
I wonder if Robert Perry has looked into this from a hull design perspective. My hunch is that he has. He may have some good insight for you.