Year: 2012

Location: Newport, RI

Vegetable Oil Boat Hoist

Sail Newport

11th Hour Racing collaborated with Sail Newport to replace their aging 3-ton boat hoist. After expressed concern over the hoist’s environmental impact on the harbor, a solution of a vegetable oil and hydraulic boat hoist was employed, mitigating the threat of an oil spill to the harbor and offering a viable alternative to launching boats for regattas and recreation. As a result, Sail Newport has already seen an 11.5% reduction in energy costs.



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