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Steven Roberts, the original technomad (and occasional MAKE contributor), is selling his amazing Microship, an amphibian pedal/solar/sail-powered micro-trimaran. Gizmag has posted an article detailing the craft and Steve’s desire to find a new home for it.

Roberts’ boat features pedal, sail, and electric propulsion, hydraulically-retractable wheels that allow it to make amphibious landings, a (tiny) sleep-aboard cabin, an 8-channel peak-power-tracker with thruster control, LED navigation lights, stock marine VHF radio, and a 480-watt solar power system. There were a swag of other electronics that were going to be added, but… after just one mini-expedition around Puget Sound, he has decided to go back to something bigger.

Steve doesn’t just want to sell it (the asking price is $73K), he’s hoping to find a technomadic Mini-Me who’ll continue the kind of work, media evangelism, and high adventure that drove him to build the boat and set sail in the first place.

For sale: World’s most teched-out micro-trimaran

More:
Read Steve’s Make it anywhere with a mobile lab series here on MAKE

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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