Cape Town boatbuilder sails into the electric revolution

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Cape Town boatbuilder sails into the electric revolution

American deal with local firm reaffirms SA at the forefront of the green revolution in the boating world

Senior reporter

An American entrepreneur is doing for boats what SA-born Elon Musk has done for cars – and he is using South African catamarans to do it.

Marc Hawxhurst, CEO of Nova Luxe Yachts, is the new disrupter of the traditional world of combustion-engine leisure boating.

He is building a range of electric boats that have zero emissions and generate power from solar panels and the boat’s own motion...

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