Electric yacht to be showcased at third annual World Oceans Day

In partnership with CW Hood Yachts and the Rozalia Project, Sustainable Marblehead will be holding its third annual World Oceans Day town celebration on Sunday, June 4, featuring the new Hood 26E New England center console.

The Hood 26E is an all-electric and high-speed yacht, made by CW Hood Yachts, a Marblehead-based company. 

“We set out not to transform all boats from gas to electric, but simply to show it can be done in a logical fashion,” said C.W. Hood Yachts founder Chris Hood. “To take ‘range anxiety’ associated with all electric vehicles and put it in the context of how small boats are used nowadays.”

World Oceans Day, a United Nations-sponsored event, is celebrated in over 150 countries with the goal of bringing the world together to preserve the planet for future generations. At the Marblehead celebration, a number of green technologies will be presented, as well as the future plans for the Marblehead Harbor.

The Rozalia Project is also bringing back their Ted Hood-designed s/v American Promise, which was designed nearly four decades ago, and will be in the water for a series of events that will last from Sunday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 7.

“Rozalia Project is thrilled to drop anchor in Marblehead for World Ocean Week!” said Rozalia Executive Director Ashley Sullivan. “It is the birthplace of American Promise, as she was built here 38 years ago, and for us it feels like coming home.” 

Sullivan also stated that the Rozalia Project is happy to be back with the Marblehead community and working toward preserving the oceans. 

“Our partnership with Sustainable Marblehead, local schools, and community has become a cornerstone of our expedition season, and we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones while we share our work protecting the ocean and inspire the community to be a part of the solution!” Sullivan said. 

The following is a list of events that will take place in Marblehead on World Oceans Day:

​​Harborside Event Sunday June 4, 1-4 p.m., State Street Landing

Sustainable Marblehead’s World Ocean Day event will be held at State Street Landing and will feature a variety of exciting displays related to the future of Marblehead Harbor and green boating technology.

Green Technologies

The centerpiece of this event will be an in-water display of the new Hood 26e, located at State Street Landing. Sustainable Marblehead volunteers will also be present to educate the community on the latest in green technologies from electric outboards to solar panels.

Marblehead Harbor Plan – See the future of Marblehead Harbor!

Harbor Plan working group committee members will be on site to highlight key goals for Marblehead Harbor, including adding electric charging stations, increasing public access, addressing climate change, and other big plans for the future of the harbor.

Rozalia Project Visit, Sunday, June 4, Approximate Arrival 3 p.m., Tuckers Wharf

After the Harbor event on Sunday, we’ll greet the return of the Rozalia Project’s American Promise, a Ted Hood-designed ocean racing yacht that now serves as an ambassador for Ocean Conservation. Rozalia Project’s Marblehead visit will also include an evening film screening of “Microplastics Madness” at the Abbot Public Library’s temporary location of the Eveleth School. On Monday and Tuesday, June 5 and 6, the Rozalia Project will host Marblehead Public School visits to American Promise in addition to hosting a beach clean-up on Tuesday at Riverhead beach.

For more information on the day’s events, visit www.sustainablemarblehead.org