Converting Friendship Sloop 35 – Case History
“Sarah Mead” doesn’t burn a drop of fuel.”
She is the first commercial vessel in Maine, and possibly New England, to go “Zero Emissions.”
After years of struggling with an underpowered, leaky and smelly diesel, Captains Randy and Nate repowered “Sarah Mead” with a solar / wind powered electric turbine engine.
Retired police chief Randy Jones enjoys taking the helm of the “Sarah Mead” when he’s not consulting with other boaters. An American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) member and Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors, Randy knows boats inside and out. The only thing better than sailing wooden boats is building them! If you are looking to schedule a marine survey, just give Captain Randy a call at 207-380-2793
– no boat is too small or too large for the proper inspection!
Born in Maine and baptized in salt water, Captain Nate has been sailing longer than he’s been walking. It’s rare to catch Nate ashore, when he’s not sailing the Sarah in Boothbay he is most likely at the helm of an oyster fishing boat on the Damariscotta River.
Nate lives on Westport Island, Maine, where Sarah Mead spends her winters at the bottom of a beautiful oyster shell driveway!
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