Next time you’re on the hook and you feel like reducing the load on your generator, bring along the Goal Zero Yeti solar generator. The 29-pound Yeti 400 ($459.99, shown) provides 400 watt-hours of power when fully charged (that’s enough to recharge a smart phone 30 times, shine an LED light for 100 hours, or run a television for three hours straight). The 400’s younger brother, the 150, weighs in at only 12 pounds and provides about half as much output. While the solar panels (starting at $199.99) are sold separately, the units can also be charged by a 12-volt outlet or basic wall outlet.
Meeting the needs of boaters in the U.S. has some builders around the world scratching their heads, but not Rio Yachts. This Italian builder knows what works and what doesn’t, and adds a creative touch and fine finish to differentiate its product from lots of other boats out there.
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