Belfast tech firm unveils electric foiling workboat prototype
Belfast-based marine technology company Artemis Technologies has just released the first photographs of its 100 per cent electric, high-speed foiling workboat prototype.
The vessel was designed and built to include the production specification drivetrain, battery, and flight control components consumers will eventually see in the finished workboat.
The 11.5-metre Pioneer of Belfast is powered by Artemis’ proprietary foil system. This installation enables the prototype to fly over the water, using significantly less energy than a conventional workboat with high-speed re-charging technology also developed.
Launched from the company’s research and manufacturing facility in Belfast Harbour, the prototype is currently undergoing sea trials to verify whether its technical capabilities match those from the company’s digital twin simulations, ahead of the launch of Artemis Technologies’ small workboat range next month.