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A "battery keel" made out of 5 tons of Edison batteries. (Edison batteries last forever as long as you don't overcharge them. 50 years later they still go strong.) Store enough juice to have that electric drive. (At the marina make the power meter spin backwards?)
Side scan radar built into the keel, so you can discover things as you sail. (With 3D display in the cockpit, of course.)
Clear hull, for seeing way down. Add those underwater lights for veiwing at night.
Retractable water-line lengtheners -- hey, everybody's going to get one.
Remote control dinghy that drops you off and goes back to the boat and hitches itself back up. And then comes to get you later.
Danforth mushroom anchor -- no matter the direction of pull, it slants the mushroom at an angle to dig-in deeper.
Anchor cam -- see what's holding you in place. Comes with LED lights. (I know I could make one of these.) It would display on you chart plotter.
Breakfast buffet service at major anchorages. (I think they have this for coffee and bread at Block Island.) The ones I envision wouln't wake you up if you're sleeping in. They would bring the buffet table right to the side of your cockpit.