Ship & Boat BuildingPatrol BoatsUltimate Boats delivers recyclable patrol boat to Scottish National Park Authority

Ultimate Boats delivers recyclable patrol boat to Scottish National Park Authority

Glasgow, UK boatbuilder Ultimate Boats has delivered a new state-of-the-art recyclable patrol boat to fellow Scottish organisation Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority.

The bespoke vessel is 11 meters in length with a 3.1 meter beam. It features six permanent shock mitigation seats and two fold-down shock mitigation crew seats.  Powered by two 350 HP Suzuki outboard engines, it has a 2,050kg payload, 1,000 litre fuel capacity and range of 400 miles.

The vessel is built from Ultimate Boat’s patented ‘Danu’ recyclable boat building material including its hull, deck and superstructure.

Kenny Auld, Head of Visitor Service at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, said: “Tackling the twin crises of climate change and nature loss are the Park Authority’s top priorities and will be the cornerstones of our new National Park Partnership Plan. We are looking at everything the organisation does with a view to reducing waste and emissions and protecting nature.  The fact that this new boat’s hull, wheelhouse, deck are composed of innovative recyclable material is an important step forwards in creating a sustainable boat fleet for our Rangers who patrol Loch Lomond.”

Shane Mugan, CEO of Ultimate Boats’ parent company ExoTechnologies said:  “We are proud to build our presence on Loch Lomond, working with the National Park to support its efforts in protecting a stunning natural resource and ensuring those using the Loch remain safe.

“Innovation and making a positive difference through the development of a renewable marine industry, is at the heart of our approach to boat building. Our fully recyclable Danu composite material addresses the ecological timebomb which sees hundreds of millions of kilos of fiberglass items, including thousands of boats, dumped into landfill each year. With each boat we deliver, we make progress towards transforming boatbuilding through replacing fiberglass with Danu and its superior strength characteristics. The fibres recovered after recycling DANU maintain their original strength characteristics, unlike other composite materials whose properties diminish. The National Park Authority is another example of a client requiring a specialist vessel and which appreciates the unique solution we can provide. We are thrilled to see a continued increase of interest in our vessels.”

The new vessel features the advanced ExoHull™ technology designed and developed by Ultimate Boats’ chief designer, John Moxham. The innovative hull design enables the boat to travel more efficiently with reduced slamming impacts and a more stable movement contributing to a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions.

Moxham’s hull design reimagines the planning hull and hydrodynamic performance using principles first developed for the XB-70 Valkyrie supersonic bomber.

Ultimate Boats designs, builds and supports technically advanced workboats, patrol vessels, law enforcement and defence operator craft. The company’s ambition is to create 300 jobs within five years.

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