A Lear that's meant for the water

Daughter of Learjet founder develops electric boat

Luxist

There have been more than a few boats running on solar power that have made headlines, but we shouldn't forget that some plain-old electric vessels are plying the waters as well. And one in particular bears a name that's legendary in the world of private transportation, albeit not aquatic.

The "Lear 204" is the product of a partnership between boat builder Terry Baylor and his wife, Shanda Lear, whose father happens to be the founder of Learjet. Their 20.4-foot vessel, which runs on an electric motor, can do about 6 miles per hour and last about 10 hours on each charge, according to Luxist. The retractable motorized roof is a nice touch too.

Be aware that the price of being green isn't necessarily chump change--as in the $65,000 tag for this watercraft. But it does come with a teak cocktail table.

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