Barracuda: India’s Fastest Solar-Electric Boat
The Barracuda, India’s fastest solar-electric boat, was ceremoniously launched at the Navgathi Panavally Yard in Alappuzha.
- It is jointly developed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders and Navalt, the cutting-edge Barracuda stands as a testament to collaborative innovation in the maritime sector.
- The Barracuda which is named after the swift long fish, is designed by Navalt for workboat purposes.
- It Boasts a top speed of 12 knots and a remarkable range of 7 hours on a single charge, the 14-meter long and 4.4-meter wide vessel is equipped with twin 50 kW electric motors, a marine-grade LFP battery, and 6 kW solar power.
- It can accommodate 12 passengers, promising a noise-free, vibration-free, and pollution-free journey.