Whatever the reason for departing one's immediate environment for an area less frequented, as a vacation or escape from unfortunate events, a truly standalone habitat is most desirable. Welcome the MOG solar boat (Marine Off Grid)tm.
Autonomous is a word that describes the Totally Electric Powered Solar (TEPS)tm MOG boat. Producing its own solar energy from its expandable roof array, the drive power as well as air conditioning, cooking, water (hot & cold), communications, lighting and other creature comforts all derive from the sun, in a boat that runs in 1/2 meter deep water, day and night
At just under 12 meters (40 feet), a draft of .5 meters and height of 2.5 meters the boat can loiter for months in the glades, estuaries and backwaters (even parked on land) with incomparable stealth. A bit of camouflage and its crew can disappear at will.
Although the boat seems a simple thought, the knowledge to build the craft correctly with systems integrated for efficiency, redundancy and resistant to various natural and man made effects, adds significant challenges we have overcome.
Over the years of presenting to the Create The Future Contest, we strive to let folks know about our concept prototype. There is no real cost to giving a vote for the boat, after all, you may have dreamed of such a craft in a world covered 2/3 by water, in which you could escape the maddening crowd.