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Sunwater Marine Demonstrates Clean Energy Technology at Ferry Landing

April 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunwater Marine Demonstrates Clean Energy Technology With Solar-Electric Catamaran Featuring Live Music On Board From Edge Of The West

What:  The catamaran, Ramblin’ Rose, will demonstrate electric propulsion while powering a live band with solar energy at the Coronado Ferry Landing.

Who:  James Richmond, Captain and President of Sunwater Marine at the helm of Ramblin’ Rose, propelled by the Oceanvolt electric system. Edge Of The West band (Cosmic Honky Tonk from Santa Cruz) Jim Lewin – Guitar, vocals. Bill Laymon – Bass, vocals. Ken Margolis – Keys, vocals. Marty Carpenter – Drums, vocals. Performing a 2 hour set of music from the deck of Ramblin’ Rose – powered 100% with Sunflare solar panels.

When:  Friday, April 16 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Where:  Coronado Ferry Landing – 1201 1st St Coronado, CA 92118

Why:  There are many exciting new, cutting edge, clean energy technologies available for boats. This event will be a fun, entertaining and informative way to demonstrate them with a silent, emissions free catamaran and a live band performing on deck, powered and amplified by solar power. This innovative eco-technology can do for boats what EV technology is doing for vehicles by taking it from the open road to the open ocean: think Tesla.

Visuals:  Ramblin’ Rose will silently move around in the water with no noise or diesel exhaust to interfere with the music powered by the Sunflare solar array. The demonstration and performance will be seen and heard from the shore.

Background:  Based in Coronado, Sunwater Marine’s mission is to expand the benefits of renewable energy and electric propulsion to boat owners in California by designing and installing these eco-friendly systems. Edge of the West is a Rock n’ Roots Honky Tonk Jamband. Their catchy, quirky originals and outlaw hippie sound strikes a chord with lovers of alt-country, Americana and The Grateful Dead. Ramblin’ Rose, a 2015 Leopard 40 catamaran that is a full-time charter docked in Coronado, CA, has been re-fitted with the Oceanvolt ServoProp propulsion system, 1.8 kW of Sunflare solar PV cells, and 42 kWh of Lithium Iron Phosphate battery storage in two 48 V battery banks. It is available through Seaforth Boat Rental in Coronado.

Contact: Tim Webber – Sunwater Marine – (619) 374-0642


April 16
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Coronado Ferry Landing
1201 First Street
Coronado,CA92118United States
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