Our CEO Eugene Bari was interviewed by Connected Places Catapult about our recent experience on the Maritime Accelerator, and how we are making waves in the green marine sector.
Eugene explains: “Providing sufficient performance from a battery to power a boat is more difficult than with road vehicles. There is a constant resistance from the sea and there are tides to contend with. Once you have disconnected from shore, you are entirely on your own.”
“I’ve spent the majority of my life surrounded by petrolheads, and some people were looking at what we were doing and saying it will never happen.” Switching from fossil fuelled boats to sustainable craft represents, he adds, “a big shift in mindset”.
But progress is being made. “The transformation in the last eight years has been extraordinary. When my idea first came to me, people thought it was madness. We looked to see what technologies were available and at that point, I could make a three horsepower motor propel a dingy across a lake for 10 minutes.”
As the transformation towards sustainable propulsion in the automotive sector started, people began to accept that it could work for the maritime sector too.
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