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  • 18 December, 2023

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Barracuda boat

India’s fastest solar-electric boat Barracuda sets sail for sustainable future.

  • The solar-electric boat is named after the swift, long fish, Barracuda.
  • The boat can be deployed even in the rough seas as a workboat to ferry up to 12 passengers and cargo.
  • Engineered to navigate through waves towering up to 4 metres, the Barracuda excels in challenging marine environments.
  • The boat offers a noise-free, vibration-free, and pollution-free journey.
  • The 14-metre-long, 4.4-metre-wide vessel can attain a top speed of 12.5 knots (23 kmph) and has a range of seven hours on a single charge.
  • It has twin 50 kW electric motors, a marine-grade LFP battery, and 6 kW solar power, epitomising efficient and clean energy usage.
  • This cutting-edge vessel was jointly developed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders and Navalt.

Barracuda fish

  • They are predatory fishes of the family Sphyraenidae.
  • Barracudas are found in all warm and tropical regions; some also range into more temperate areas.
  • Barracudas are primarily fish eaters, preying on such smaller fishes as mullets, anchovies, and grunts.
  • In certain seas, however, they may become impregnated with a toxic substance that produces a form of poisoning known as ciguatera.
  • Great barracuda - Great barracudas are large fish, and one of the largest of the Barracudas.
  • They are known to have been involved in attacks on humans.


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