By the way all - I am not saying go out and spend a half million on a new contraption. Just the thought: Is this the future... and whiy not? Cool technology.
Imagine, even in a monohull, how much a boat would change if all you had to design in was a Generator and access to the electric drive. Personally, I think this is where it will all go. We will probably only get stuck with the leftover parts from the automakers, but still - cool stuff.