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Sustainable Energy Systems Presents

100 % Solar Marine Propulsion

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Clean                  Quiet                  Reliable
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Our patent-pending boats are designed from the hull up to rely only on the sun.  These 100% solar vessels require no fuel or shore power.
They are low maintenance, practical, and fun.


Live Your Values

You could be a retiring or downsizing sailor. Perhaps you are an up-and-coming professional searching for your first yacht. Maybe you simply love classic boats. Either way, you value sustainability or you wouldn't be here on this page.  Wouldn't your lake, river or sound be a classier place with a boat that is in allignment with your values?   Through our licensed  partners, we can design and build the solar boat of your dreams,
 ... and your values.

Hot News
Solar Sal 44T receives her Certificate of Inspection!
She is the first US Coast Guard Certified 100% solar powered commercial vessel.
Additionally she was just christened "Solaris" and has begun commercial operation on the Hudson River and it's tributaries. The Hudson River Maritime Museum highlights tours to several historic lighthouses and to coal, cement, lumber and shipbuilding sites on the Roundout Creek and the Delaware and Hudson Canal

Check us out in Anacortes
Anacorted Boat and Yacht Show
May 16-19, 2019

Our first SS27 is For Sale
Click here for the Brochure

Solar Sal Vessels

​​* Sal was the name of a mule made famous by this song.

Solar Sal 44T is now the first US Coast Guard inspected 100% solar-electric "T" boat.   

Perfect for taking the family out on the lake, or as a pocket cruiser. Fully trailerable. 

Cruisers that never need to visit the fuel dock! 
The Vision:
Capt. David Borton, Ph.D.