Revolutionary in design, this 64-foot all-aluminum catamaran was launched in 2015 as the first research vessel in North America with hybrid-electric propulsion. She runs virtually silently on electric power.
Designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, Spirit of the Sound was built in Mamaroneck, New York, at the Robert E. Derecktor Inc. shipyard, with construction managed and integrated by Alternative Marine Technologies (Amtech). Her hybrid-electric propulsion system was made by BAE Systems Inc., Corvus Energy and Northern Lights Hybrid Marine.
Major contributors include: the Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation, George & Carol Bauer of Wilton, and The T.K Foundation.
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School groups, Scouts, camps and other groups (10 or more people) can charter the R/V Spirit of the Sound for study cruise programs onto Long Island Sound. Click here to learn more about our study cruises.
Our new, quieter, greener boat offers a unique platform for corporate team building, meetings, parties and more. We can custom design a private cruise for companies and individuals. A range of food and beverage options are available. Add an exciting program: marine life study, lighthouse tour, history tour, bird watching and more. Capacity: 40 people.
Please call our Reservations Dept. at (203) 852-0700, extension 2206, Monday through Friday 9:30a.m.-4:30p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.