Composites for Commercial and Workboats
The quest for transport efficiency in the commercial workboat sector has seen composite materials adopted into most forms of transportation including workboats, ferries, water taxis as operators and users demand lightweight solutions to lower fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gases.
“When we started planning the design and build of the southern hemisphere’s first all-electric high performance ferry, it was critical for us to have technology partners on board who shared our vision and had similar experiences in other ground-breaking projects. Gurit, with its long history in the marine sector, was the obvious choice for our composite materials supply and structural engineering design.”
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Gurit Composites for Commercial & Workboats
WEBBCo ELECTRIC FERRY
The southern hemisphere’s first fully electric high speed passenger ferry, Ika Rere, was launched by ferry operator East by West Ferries, in Wellington, New Zealand. It was built by the Wellington Electric Boat Building Company (WEBBCo) and includes a full package of Gurit, Hi-Panels, Corecell™, PRIME resin, and analysis & structural design.
Ares Coast Guard / Patrol Boat 34m
Gurit engineered the complete composite structure for this series of 10 34m Coast Guard boats built by Ares for the Qatari coast guards.
Ares Coast Guard / Patrol Boat 48m
Gurit engineered the complete composite structure for these 48m Coast Guard boats built by Ares for the Qatari coast guards.
SWATH Crew Transfer Vessel
SWATH and Catamaran Multifunction vessel built by Danish Yachts.
Gurit engineered the complete composite structure of these boats, first all carbon lightweight SWATHs in the world.
Creating a Strong Sustainability Platform
Gurit annually reports on sustainability related topics and performance indicators. The Gurit Sustainability Report has been prepared in accordance with the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), core option.