No, this really doesn't make much sense, especially if you want to cruiser longer distances in your boat. The complexity of an electric drive system with a generator to extend its range is going to weigh more and cost more than using a normal diesel setup. If you're going to have a genset, why not just keep a diesel engine instead???
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.