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New York City-(August 28, 2019) – Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in New York City after a two-week sail across the Atlantic. All aboard the high-tech racing yacht called Malizia II. Upon arrival, the sailboat was met by Torqeedo-powered electric boats. All to assist and escort the 60-ft sailboat to its final berth in Manhattan.
Torqeedo-powered electric boats assisted with undocking and traveling safely out of the harbour. That was when Malizia II shoved off from Plymouth, U.K., on Aug. 14. So upon arrival in New York, Torqeedo again provided electric boats. Those were including two tenders powered by Deep Blue 50 kW outboards and an inflatable harbour support vessel. Therefore assisting with manoeuvring through New York Harbour’s busy shipping channels. As well as docking in lower Manhattan’s North Cove Marina.
The Malizia II was also accompanied through the harbour by a small fleet of boats with sails.
All representing the United Nations sustainability goals, and well-wishers on land and water. Because they were welcoming Greta to the United States.
“We are honoured to help Greta with her mission and to play a part in calling attention to the threat posed by global warming and the need to develop alternative non-carbon mobility solutions,” said Boris Herrmann, skipper of Team Malizia. “We are grateful that Torqeedo helped us in our mission to complete this journey emission-free”.
In conclusion, Greta Thunberg and the team faced the typical challenges of a transatlantic voyage. That’s including periods of heavy weather and the calms of the Sargasso Sea. However they did escape many of the perils that could come from crossing and against the prevailing winds. Finally and especially during the Atlantic hurricane season.
“We congratulate Team Malizia and Greta on their zero-carbon transatlantic crossing,” said Ballin, “and hope that their symbolic journey inspires people on both sides of the Atlantic to make progress towards climate-neutral mobility.”
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