Hybrid speedboat makes its debut
You knew it had to happen sometime — luxury speedboats have gone green! Well, at least one has: California resource officials got a ride Friday in what Austrian manufacturer Frauscher Bootswerft says is the world’s first hybrid recreational boat. The speedy, sleek 25-footer has a combo electric-diesel engine. California Resources Secretary Michael Chrisman’s reaction after his ride around San Francisco Bay: “It’s a hoot.” And who doesn’t want a $185,000 hoot?