My sailing career petered out after the 25 footer I was crewing on got run over by a huge Yugoslav fishing fleet mothership at 1am in Dunedin harbour. It punched a hole just above the waterline and we bobbed around like a cork in a washing machine, banging up against this multi-storey black steel behemoth. Good times.

Boats are part of New Zealand culture and not just for fun. We rely on ships for trade and, increasingly, on ferries to move around. The industry has a dirty secret though – it's not as clean as it could be, and this

Boats following cars on electric's exponential curve


1 container ship = 70,000 cars' worth of CO2


The benefits of going electric

'Tesla of the sea'

The future of commercial shipping

Can we go electric on the water in Aotearoa?

Real developments on the water

The first zero-emissions passenger ferry in Aotearoa

Regulating this new electric world

Autonomous shipping: Implications of vessels without humans

Electric is the future