The thermoset fiberglass composite materials used in its construction, though light, rust-free and strong, are not recyclable and the boat will simply have to be cut up and buried at the end of its life.

Turanga Product Development addresses the challenge of melding the advantages of the two vehicles by employing the most efficient technologies to retain modern levels of performance and mimicking the ultimate life cycle efficiency of biological systems.

One solution would be to construct the hull with polypropylene core and skin materials and substitute the diesel engine with a battery-electric drivetrain. This would result in a fully recyclable structure powered by a clean, quiet and nearly vibration free power plant.

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