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6 Zero-Emissions Watercraft That Make Every Day Earth Day on the Water

From luxury catamarans to a foiling surfboard, these silent, stylish rides will get you on the water without needing a drop of fuel.

These electric boats have zero emissions and little sound Courtesy Kurt Arrigo

Electrification is coming fast to the automotive industry. Carmakers estimate that electric vehicles will account for 50 percent of new-car sales in the US by 2030, while in Europe, that number will be closer to 70 percent. On the water, the numbers of electric boats are much smaller, limited to a handful of intrepid builders who have managed to design battery-powered vessels with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a quality watercraft.

In honor of Earth Day, here are our top six choices of electric watercraft, ranging from solar-powered motoryachts that can wander the world with little noise and zero carbon emissions to a techy, electric surfboard that can double as a standup cruiser in the most remote and shallow waters.

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