Bounty’s End to demo electric propulsion at Green Tech Boat Show
Bounty’s End, the replica launch that featured in Channel 4’s recreation of Lieutenant Bligh’s incredible voyage of survival will be on display at our Green Tech Boat Show. Professional yachtsman, Conrad Humphreys acquired the boat after filming the Channel 4 recreation, Mutiny in 2016 and launched the Bounty Project, a living history programme for schools and young people in 2017.
In 2018, Conrad Humphreys and heritage boat builder, Mark Edwards MBE installed an inboard electric motor into Bounty’s End, to enable wider use of the vessel for education and training purposes. Conrad also wanted a solution that would enable him to undertake longer voyages without the need for a support boat. The final solution involved installing a Lynch electric motor, powered by 4 x 160Ah Rolls AGM batteries. The Lynch Motor is regenerative and charges the batteries when the boat is under sail.
Bounty’s End, the first commercially operating electric passenger vessel operating in Plymouth Sound is a fantastic showcase for what can be achieved with a vessel designed in 1700’s.
She will berthed in Queen Anne’s Battery on the visitor pontoon from Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th June, 09:00- 17:00 and available for short demonstrations which can be booked online.
The Green Tech Boat Show is free to enter, please click here to secure your ticket.