Van Liew’s Hydro Generators

This round-the-world raceboat is powered by the sea. Brad shares the details.

hydro generators

Ainhoa Sanchez

American Brad Van Liew is home in Charleston, South Carolina, after winning
his fourth consecutive leg of the VELUX 5 OCEANS Race. A key element in the
event addresses sustainability in the marine environment. Aboard Brad’s
boat, Le Pingouin, the 3-time round-the-world racer saves diesel fuel to
recharge his batteries by employing an ingenious set of hydro-generators
that are deployed off his transom while underway. Check out Brad’s
explanation of this cutting-edge technology on this video.