SHEWAC Aberration

Solar Hybrid Electric Wheelchair Accessible Catamaran (SHEWAC) Aberration has been the subject of discussion on a number of Martin & Ottaway blogs, and also has received some attention in the press.

This is the subject landing page for this vessel that chronicles the design, construction, operational experience and upgrades to the vessel.


      1. 1.     An initial introduction to the concept
      2. 2.     First operational impressions
      3. 3.     Powerplant description
      4. 4.     Wheelchairs aboard
      5. 5.     Kite propulsion
      6. 6.     Diesel to methanol



The concept is also discussed in these articles:

Soundings: A Boat for Anne

Marinelink: Hybrid repair and conversion