Two Mainers plan to build their diesel-electrics for those who want an energy-efficient, lobster boat-style pleasure craft.

The throaty diesel rumble, the petroleum smell and wisp of smoke — none of it was present when Eugene Story started the engine on the 23-foot lobster boat docked at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in mid-July. Instead, air bubbles in the water from the propeller were the only indication that the vessel was under way. [email protected]

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