Solar Technology Electric Vessel Integration – aka “STEVI”

The creation of STEVI began in 2006 as just an idea following Hurricane Dennis, and during the time Jeb Bush made a state-wide request to restrict the use of boating (primarily “leisure” boating), due to the possible lack of fuel. Bobby Switzer then went to Mike Bredesen and proposed the idea of building a solar electric boat. During this time, Rick Zern, Brian Waters, Bobby and Mike were working on which hull design to use. Brian Waters recommended and elected to use Catamaran Stiletto hulls due to their light weight.