Boaters have been enjoying coastal sites and seas for thousands of years. In order to maintain an ocean that future generations can cherish, we must do our deligence to protect our wildlife, environment, and ourselves. Fortunately, Duffy has a solution for conserving the ocean and it's environments for years to come.
Standard motor-powered boats are large, intrusive and dangerous vehicles, which can have negative affects on wildlife and humans. Manatees, for example, have faced drastic population decreases to do high-speed crafts as they are not able to move quick enough to avoid sometimes fatal impacts.
Duffy boats are designed to cruise at low speeds, with a maximum speed of 6.0 MPH. This allows the boat operator plenty of time to sight manatees and other wildlife and for the wildlife to have plenty of time to swim to safety.
Believe it or not, the mass oil spills you see in the news are only a small fraction (about 8-12%) of total amount of oil polluted in the oceans. Recreational boats can occasionally spill oil into the ocean, typically due to operational error, unpreparedness, and lack of regular engine maintenance.
No oil, no spills! Duffy Boats are 100% Electric, meaning there is no engine maintenance, no plugs that can leak, no oil necessary, and nothing that can pollute the ocean.
Propeller scarring is another damaging aspect of traditional motorized-boats.
In South Florida, roughly 173,000 acres of sea grass have been scarred by boats. 10-20% have been damaged beyond recovery. Sea grass plays a critical role in providing food, habitat and nursery grounds for sea life.
The Patented Four Blade Weedless Propeller is situated snugly against the hull, keeping the propellor tucked away and safe for wildlife and their surrounding habitats. Learn more about other Duffy Components.
All boat engines, especially older, poorly maintained ones, emit Carbon Dioxide (CO2) during operation. CO2 is highly damaging to the environment as it traps additional heat in the atmosphere leading to increased global temperatures and climate change.
Duffy Boats are fully powered by electricity, so there is no engine combustion leading to CO2 emissions. There are no emissions what-so-ever. Cruise on your Duffy guilt-free. Not only is this great for the environment, but CO2 emissions are toxic to humans.