Hybrid technology is showing up everywhere and now it’s in the Galapagos Islands. In November, the M/Y Eric (part of the M/Y Eric, Letty, and Flamingo I fleet operated by Ecoventura) became the first hybrid boat in the Islands .
In October 2008, 40 solar panels and 2 wind generators were installed on the Eric. The goal of the project is that 17% (or more) of the vessel’s power will come from solar and wind sources. The project was financed by Toyota, a producer of hybrid cars and a supporter of the World Wildlife Fund.
Ecoventura has continually set the pace in ecological innovation and commitment for Galapagos operators. We hope that this will help pave the way for other yachts to incorporate renewable energy sources in their operations.