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Would you buy an IP with electric drive?
I am wondering about the resale value of an older IP with hybrid drive system rather than the orginal diesel. This system would use an electric motor to drive the prop.
The motor could be powered from the larger on board battery system or directly from a diesel generator located where the diesel engine is now.
The advertising post on yachtworld (or where ever) would only say this:
Series Hybrid drive system using 48 volt battery bank, diesel generator and 8KW drive motor.
The ad specs would also show the effect of having a generator on board but otherwise would look rather average.
I'm looking for your knee jerk reaction rather than a researched opinion.