UK - Artemis Technologies launches world’s 1st electric foiling workboats
UK-based Artemis Technologies, a spin-off from the Artemis Racing America’s Cup sailing team, has launched to market the world’s first commercially viable 100% electric, high-speed foiling workboat range.
Developed and built in Belfast, the zero-emission vessels are said to be “the greenest workboats on the planet” and represent a £12 million (€13.9 million) investment in research and development.
With a top speed of 34 knots and a range of 60 nautical miles at 25 knots cruise speed, the vessels produce energy savings of up to 90% compared to conventional fossil fuel workboats.
Powered by the Artemis eFoiler propulsion system, the workboats fly silently above the water, ensuring a comfortable gliding experience no matter the sea conditions and creating minimal wake, making them an ideal solution for traditionally busy waterways.
Aimed specifically at the global workboat and crew transfer market, Artemis Technologies’ electric foiling workboat range ensures reliability that has been developed and tested on the marine digital twin simulator located in Belfast.
“The electric propulsion system that we’ve designed and developed is an absolute game changer for the industry in terms of range, costs savings and minimal wake created,” Iain Percy, double Olympic sailing gold medallist and chief executive of Artemis Technologies, said.