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Garda Solar Update

After a strong showing in difficult times at the Genoa Boat Show, Garda Solar has shared with us the news. The first purchaser of the boats has placed an order. They are also exhibiting at Luxury and Yachts 2011 from today:

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Garda Solar in Full Production

Garda Solar’s variety of rotational moulded electric boats has entered full production. The Genoa Boat show 2011 had 3 models on display, included one of them in the basin for test drives. For the latest information on this 100% recyclable zero emissions product, visit

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Genoa Boat Show 2010

Our eco-friendly clients, GardaSolar, introduced their GS4 solar/electric rental boat to the Italian market in Genoa. The innovative design, executed by Davide, has already won the D2T Business plan contest. Now, with the realization of the prototype, testing can begin and the production moulding produced.

The press and public, without exception, looked twice! Most people walking by stop to have a chat as well. They learned more details about GardaSolar’s vision for sustainable and recyclable mobility. World wide clients expressed considerable interest for locations such as India, Dhubai, and of course Amsterdam.

Schickler Tagliapietra joined them in the booth, presenting our services in high technology yacht solutions, coupled with modern design.

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50′ Green Cruiser

Davide Tagliapietra, Albrto Pozzo and Massimo de Luca have been successful in the next Sly 50 design contest. Their entry, the Green Cruiser 50, has beaten over 20 entries on the basis of original design ideas and technology.

The Green cruiser 50 is synonymous with: green, comfort, and performance. A composite of bamboo fibre/epoxy resin was chosen as the main material of construction due to the benefit in the net balance of emissions.

The availability of the natural fibre on a large scale, similar techniques in manufacture and good mechanical properties make it possible to replace traditional glass fibre almost completely.

Surface treatments of oil and wax are applied to the interior panels, most of which are structural and visible.
For the exterior working surfaces, treatments with low environmental impact are selected and the topsides of the hull is treated with photovoltaic paint. This completes a spectrum of choices to preserve the environment and maximize use of available energy resources.

The arrangement of space maximizes the areas for relaxation and maintains privacy. It was decided to equip each cabin with a private head, including the skipper

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