How is the game going to change over the next 10 years? No one knows for sure, but if anyone is capable of making a good guess, it’s our five gurus. They reached a consensus on the following:
While all said there would be more experimenting with hybrid technology and fuel cells, many thought that the diesel engine would become dominant. Diesels are more economical to run, and if the demand increases, then the manufacturing costs — and ours as well — will go down.
There’s only so much waterfront suitable for marinas, and most of that is being taken over for housing and resorts. The alternative is to build floating island marinas/recreation centers using proven offshore oil-drilling-rig technology.
We lose a large number of boaters each year to frustration over breakdowns and poor service. This will continue until boats become as reliable as other products and have the same backup service. This is, or should be, a priority mission.
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