Green Yachts is dedicated to advocating, selling and servicing electric boats. We believe it is the future of boating because electric motors are less maintenance, easier to maneuver, quieter and longer lasting.
However, this blog is about an existential reason that supersedes all of the above benefits on why all sailors should go electric.
Our oceans need us to.
Currently in September 2020, Bermuda is being hit by two hurricanes, Paulette and Teddy. Bermuda was hit by Hurricane Humberto in 2019. That is three hurricanes in two years and represents continued accelerating frequency of hurricanes hitting Bermuda. Hurricane Nicole in 2016, Hurricane Joaquin in 2015, and Hurricane Fay in 2014 represent a once per year trend. In 2012, Hurricane Rafael hit Bermuda following Hurricane Igor in 2010, Hurricane Bill in 2009 and Hurricane Florence in 2006 represent roughly a hurricane every two years. Hurricane Fabian in 2003, Hurricane Gert in 1999, Hurricane Felix in 1995, 1989 Hurricane Dean, Hurricane Emily in 1987 and 1982 Hurricane Debby represent a once in every four year hurricane pattern as do the three hurricanes, Fay, Alice and an unnamed one from the 70s. In the 50s and 60s, only two hurricanes, Edna and Arlene, pass within 50 miles of Bermuda.