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Date Added: May 07, 2010 06:01:43 PM
Category: Green Transportation: Green Marine
HB Marine and Independence Green Yachts Announce Intent to Form Joint Venture to Develop the Independence 60 Luxury Yacht
Compelling Combination of Technology and Design Will Accelerate the Adoption of
Clean Energy Technology for Marine Power and Propulsion

February 11, 2010, Miami, Florida:  Today, at the Miami International Boat Show, it was announced that HB Marine (HBM) and Independence Green Yachts (IGY) will form a joint venture to pursue the development of the Independence 60, the world’s first ‘no compromise’ sustainable yacht.  The partnership between HB Marine, owner of a patented technology for the production, storage, and use of hydrogen aboard marine vessels, and Independence Green Yachts, developer of the solar/hydrogen powered Independence 60 power yacht, is a very compelling and timely combination. The joint venture will offer the marine industry fully integrated and self sustainable yachts (like the Independence 60) as well as clean energy power and propulsion systems for new construction and retrofits of existing yachts.

IGY is the developer of the Independence 60, the first totally self-sufficient, solar/hydrogen powered motor yacht that requires no fossil fuels or internal combustion engines. “Building a sustainable boat that can cruise cleanly, quietly and without ever having to use fossil fuels has been my dream since the Navy,” said Fred Berry President of IGY. “In conjunction with HB Marine, we can make this dream a reality.” 

HB Marine has developed and patented internationally, a hydrogen-based, multi-use power and propulsion system for all types of marine vessels using readily available technology. “We have been searching for the right marine partner to bring this clean technology to market. The unique design of the Independence 60 effectively integrates the best of clean energy marine power and propulsion technologies , which will open a new era of simple, clean, quiet, reliable and sustainable yachting,” said Bruce Wood, Managing Director of HB Marine.

Independence Green Yachts and HB Marine will be exhibiting at booth #1933 at the Miami Boat Show and will host a press conference there at 11:30AM on Thursday February 11, 2010. Principals of both companies will be available for questions.

IGY is Maryland-based. Visit IGY at for more information.  View the Independence 60 brochure.

HBM is Connecticut-based. Visit for more information.  View the HB Marine Overview brochure.

Please contact: 
Bruce McVittie at (617) 964-8069, or [email protected] or John Mann at (717) 781-3245, or [email protected] for further information.

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