We have started the research, development and designing of the prototype of a modern hybrid electrically driven sea-going boat(RENship) to replace the ageing fleet with a vessel that offers an answer for the growing need for a more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly vessels. The vessel will be designed as an hybrid vessel in the beginning but with the possibility and future intention to remove the combustion engine completely and be converted to be fully battery powered when battery advances have made it cost-effective.
For this purpose we are designing a prototype longliner, less than 30 tons gross and shorter than 15 meters long, which will run either solely on electric batteries, a small combustion engine or in combination, dependent on the maximum efficiency.
It is very important to note that, although the prototype boat will be optimized for this type of longline fishing, it can, with minimal changes, be used for other inshore fisheries or quite different applications such as whale watching or sightseeing, as an example.
Director of Design