Lessons Learned from Hybrid Battery-Electric Applications in Build and in Service


Nigel Stuart – Marine Consultant / Former MD, Spirit Yachts & Discovery Yachts

Nigel is a qualified Mechanical and Electrical Engineer with 30 years experience in the marine industry. Besides his work in the UK, he has been engaged with marine operations in various European countries and the Caribbean. He is a passionate sailor with experience ranging from high performance windsurfing and dinghy racing to luxury super yachts. He has managed and operated charter fleets of sailing and inland waterway craft for international companies including Sunsail, Le Boat, First Choice, Tui Travel.

As MD of Discovery Yachts he oversaw the development and commercial success of the Discovery 50 catamaran along with the Discovery 58 and Discovery 67 mono hulls. His objectives have always been driven by excellence - which encourages a loyal following in the international sailing community.

As MD of Spirit Yachts, along with launching the Spirit 50 Cruiser Racer, he encouraged ground breaking eco designs including the Spirit 111 Electric Drive and Spirit 44e. The Spirit 65DH electric drive twin screw was developed for 100% hydrocarbon free operation.


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