Ultimate Boats, a Glasgow-based boat builder, is set to unveil two new fully recyclable, high-performance workboats at the Seawork trade fair in Southampton from June 13-15. The boats, crafted from the revolutionary DANUTM composite material by owner ExoTechnologies, include the 7.5m Coastal C-Class and the 11.5m Tactical T-Class, tailored for military and police applications. The Tactical T-Class vessel, named ‘Lightning’, will be showcased in partnership with Hampshire Police.

Shane Mugan, owner of Ultimate Boats, expressed pride in the company’s progress since the launch of their first recyclable workboat at last year’s Seawork. He highlighted the significant growth potential in the market for environmentally friendly boat building, particularly for the offshore wind, military, and law enforcement sectors. DANUTM, a circular technology, offers a sustainable alternative to fibreglass, helping to alleviate the ecological impact of traditional boat building materials by allowing the material to be recycled and reused indefinitely.

The new vessels feature the ExoHullTM design by John Moxham, which optimizes hydrodynamic performance and efficiency based on principles from the XB-70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber, resulting in a more stable, efficient, and less impactful movement through water. This design contributes to reduced fuel costs and emissions, aligning with the company’s commitment to sustainability.

Ultimate Boats is also exploring advancements in autonomous and electric propulsion to further enhance the sustainability of their vessel range, aiming to lead the transition to a circular economy within the maritime industry. Their efforts have garnered considerable interest from commercial, naval, and law enforcement agencies throughout Europe, promising a bright future for sustainable maritime operations.


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