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Island business launches worlds first fully recyclable power boat

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Company says sustainable materials give it longer life

An Isle of Man based company has launched the worlds first fully recyclable power boat – and it will be used for patrols by Police Scotland.

ExoTechnologies, based in Douglas, produced the vessel entirely out of sustainable and recyclable material.

According to the company’s chief innovation officer, the workboat has a longer life than that of a normal boat because it has more ‘stronger’ and sustainable material.

Once its come to the end of its lifespan, it can be recycled to something else.

Jeroen Wats says its a milestone for the company:

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Recyclable composite Danu aims for Paris 2024 Olympics

The Ultimate Boat Company says it is racing ahead with its revolutionary sustainable material, Danu, as the recyclable composite material of choice for its mixed double-handed offshore keelboat.

UBC has developed its ‘Olympic 32’ sailing yacht for the inaugural double-handed offshore keelboat event which the company remains optimistic will feature in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Danu uses the same infusion production method as glass and carbon fibre but is stronger and lighter than glass fibre and less brittle than carbon fibre, says UBC.

It’s comprised of a combination of styrene-free resin and sustainable fibres. UBC started the development of Danu when the lack of an ‘end of life’ solution for yachts and powerboats became a growing concern, as reported by Marine Industry News. In response, the Danu composite material has been developed to be sustainable and circular, as well as being stronger and lighter than conventional glass fibre.

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