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Island Pilot DSe Hybrid 12m

The Island Pilot DSe Hybrid

America’s First Hybrid Yacht Using Solar - Diesel - Electric Drive

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The Island Pilot 12m Hybrid continues to score by winning her fourth major award, the “People’s Choice,” voted best by the attendees at January’s TrawlerFest in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

This international recognition is for a reason - the DSe 12m is leading the wave of the future in zero-emissions, eco-friendly cruising.

Imagine living on the hook for months at a time using ONLY renewable energy. All your power needs are met by the 6 kW solar array, modern batteries and Diesel Hybrid Propulsion System from Steyr Motors. She is the ultimate in “Green Cruising.Learn More


We have a new 2-page flyer showing the newest DSe designs - the DSe 10.5m & the DSe 9m.

The 9m is designed to be trailerable with a 10’ beam and collapsable canopy. She’s outfitted with a pair of electric steerable pod drives, Li-Ion battery, diesel generator and 2.8kW solar array.

CLICK HERE FOR LOW-RES PDF.

CLICK HERE FOR HI-RES PDF.

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The Boating Press has discovered the DSe 12m!

Here’s a sampling of the current articles & videos.

DiscoveryShoot03Discovery Channel’s HD Theater recently featured the DSe on episode #9 of “World’s Most Expensive Rides.” Check your cable guide for reruns.

Click to watch now.

John Clemens spent time on the DSe 12m in Card Sound in the Florida Keys and wrote his opinion in the March issue of MotorBoating.

Click here for the story.

Click here for the Photo Gallery.

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PassageMaker editor, John Wooldridge, has driven the DSe 12m.

Click here for his write up.

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MotorBoating awarded the DSe 12m “Best of the Year!”

Click here for the story.

Click here to watch the video of MotorBoating Editor, Peter Janssen, present the award to Reuben Trane.

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Senior Editor, Capt. Bill Pike, of Power & Motoryacht does a full-scale boat test on the DSe 12m.

Click here for the complete test.

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Richard Thiel, Editor of Power & Motoryacht, calls DSe creator, Reuben Trane, a “mad scientist!”

 Read his entire editorial here.

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Chuck Husick, Contributing Editor to Southern Boating, has spent time cruising the Atlantic shoreline on the DSe 12m.

Read his story here.

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David Seidman, Senior Editor, has written about the DSe in Boating magazine’s June ‘09 issue.

Read the story here.

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The Chinese Yacht has included 8 pages in their April issue.

If your Chinese is up to speed, click here for the story.

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The French magazine, Neptune Yachting Moteur, was aboard the DSe 12m during the recent Miami International Boat Show.

Read the first of their articles here. More to follow.

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Power Cruising/Motor Boating was aboard with their camera crew at the Fort Lauderdale show in October ‘08.

Click here to watch the video.

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MadMariner.com editor, Glen Justice, recently recorded a 30 minute PodCast interview with Island Pilot founder, Reuben Trane.

Click here to listen to the PodCast.

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For current pricing and specifications, download the PDF of the DSe 12m handout here.

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Reuben Trane, President of Island Pilot, writes a 12-page “White Paper” on the operation of the DSe 12m.

Click here to download the PDF.

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This page last updated on 1/13/12

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