With less than three weeks to go, there’s still time to book free tickets to MDL’s Green Tech Boat Show, taking place at MDL’s Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, 17-18 June 2022.
Dedicated to highlighting the boating industry’s eco-friendly products and services, the Green Tech Boat Show is an absolute must for anyone wanting to understand the greener options available to them to make their boating journey as sustainable as possible.
Making their world debuts at the show are the Pixii SP800 and JR Yachts’ Classic 7, presented by Silent Yachting.
Featuring a towing eye for water skiing or wakeboarding, the 7.5 metre Pixii SP800 is 100 per cent electric and has a fully recyclable marine grade aluminium hull. With an estimated top speed of 40 knots, the SP800 has a whole array of optional user-friendly features including a remote-control docking system, touchscreens with 3D sonar underwater mapping and wireless speakers.
An ideal day boat, JR Yachts’ Classic 7 picnic cruiser is 100 per cent electric and can be configured with either a 4kW or 8kW motor offering top speeds of between 12-18 km/h.
The world’s first electric RIB, the Pulse 63 from RS Electric Boats will also be on display. Built using sustainable materials wherever possible, the eco-friendly Pulse 63’s interior deck, floor, console, engine box and hatches are all made from recycled carbon fibre, with a recycled PET core. The 100 per cent electric propulsion system is completely emissions-free and virtually silent, reducing noise pollution as well as carbon footprint.
Demos and Talks
Throughout the show, RanMarine Technology will be demonstrating the waterborne waste collecting capabilities of its WasteShark. Removing floating plastic waste from our waterways, this unique autonomous surface vessel (USV) is modelled on the filter-feeding whale shark, the planet’s biggest fish.
Showcasing how the old can be converted to the new, Conrad Humphries will be welcoming visitors onboard Bounty’s End, his replica of the 23-foot wooden launch used by Captain Bligh for his epic 4000-mile voyage of survival following the infamous mutiny. In 2018, Conrad installed an 8kW Lynch regenerative electric motor on board which recharges while under sail. Conrad will be speaking about making the switch to green power, enabling Bounty’s End to take young people out on the water with no pollution and no noise.
During this innovative two-day green marine show and tell, a series of informative talks will take place in the Innovation Hub, sponsored by the University of Plymouth. The line-up of speakers includes the INdIGO project (Innovative Fishing Gear for Ocean), explaining how we can reduce marine plastic pollution through the development of biodegradable fishing equipment.
Also presenting will be LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES. A four-year marine conservation partnership project, the team will discuss the importance of safeguarding our seabed habitats for a clean and healthy ocean.
Joining these fantastic projects, Optima Electric Boats, ARC Marine, Finsulate Antifouling and Vita Yachts will also take to the stage to explain the sustainability benefits of their products, enabling people to enjoy time out on the water and the benefits that brings but in a more environmentally friendly way.
New to the show this year is MDL’s Green Innovator Award. The award aims to shine a light on products and services, from both start-ups and established companies, which are truly pioneering in sustainable innovation and design.
The 2022 Green Innovator Award will be presented to the winner on Friday 17 June at 15.15 in the Innovation Hub.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming people to the Green Tech Boat Show and for them to have the opportunity to really engage with the exhibitors to learn more about the sustainable options currently available to sailors and motorboaters,” says Tim Mayer, MDL’s sales and marketing director.
“Both days are full of product demonstrations and talks encompassing the whole of the green technology ecosystem – from environmental issue to innovative solution. Each exhibitor is at the show because its product, service or practice contributes to making boating more sustainable so the marine environment can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
The show is open from 9.30am - 5pm each day. Refreshments and food will be available throughout the day from the Waypoint Bar and Bistro on site at Queen Anne’s Battery marina.
Exhibitors showcasing their eco-friendly products and sustainable services at MDL’s Green Tech Boat Show include: Aegina-Pure, Aqua superPower, ARC Marine, The Bounty Project, Ecomotus, ePropulsion, European Space Agency (ESA), Finsulate UK, The Green Blue, Lynch Electric Motors, Marine Energy Systems, Maritime UK South West, Mastervolt, Openarc Marine, Optima Electric Boats, Pixii Electric Boats, RanMarine Technology, Remigo Electric Outboards, RNLI, RS Electric Boats, Sail Electric, Silent Yachting, University of Plymouth, VETUS, Vita Yachts, Vulcan Industries Limited, WingTek Limited and ZPN Energy.
Visitor attendance to the show is free. Tickets can be booked via the Green Tech Boat Show page.