Kite For Sail: Kite-Powered Yachting Product Launched

Kite propelled yachting offers substantial fuel savings photo

When Warren first reported on Kite For Sail’s innovative yacht propulsion system back in 2007, the company had apparently slated the next five years for further R&D.; However, with rising gas prices hitting the headlines daily, it seems like the Maui-based yachting enthusiasts may be bringing their technology to market earlier than expected – they are now accepting down payments on orders via the Kite For Sail website, with delivery expected in the next 6 months (a full system will set you back between $3,320 and $3,545) . The makers claim the systems are safe and easy to install, and may save as much as 90% on fuel costs in optimum conditions. Click below the fold for a TV report on the prototype vessel in action, and for further reading on other kite-powered shipping options.
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::Kite For Sail::via press release::

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