This year, Hinckley unveiled a first of its kind for the luxury powerboat industry: the Dasher. Entirely electric, this sleek 28 footer is powered by lithium ion BMW batteries and a super quiet "Whisper Drive" propulsion system. Complete with custom 3D printed cleats, a retractable windscreen, and artisanal teak rails, she is a beauty to behold.
In October, I had the pleasure of photographing the Dasher for Hinckley's product catalog. We were blessed with sunny skies and warm breezes, despite it being early October. We took Dasher out for a spin on Narragansett Bay, circling through Portsmouth and up towards Bristol. Even as we jetted across the Bay at full speeds, the only sounds by the stern were of the water, be it the sound of a babbling brook or a roaring waterfalls as we sped along the water. Fellow creative Chris Love of Chris Love Productions was also onboard as part of the media team, creating motion and video.
As a lover the environment, the boating industry, and great design, I was greatly impressed with Dasher. In an industry traditionally powered by gas and diesel, the direction the marine industry is taking with Hinckley at the helm is a breath of fresh air. Hinckley has stepped into the forefront to lead the way in sustainable luxury watercraft, and I could not have been happier to be part of the team bringing Dasher into the limelight.
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