Eco exhibitors line up for MDL’s Green Tech Boat Show

Momentum is gaining for MDL Marina’s Green Tech Boat Show as a whole host of eco exhibitors sign up to display their green technology and sustainable brands. 

The first boat show of its kind in the UK, the Green Tech Boat Show is designed to allow the marine industry to demonstrate how it’s contributing to combatting climate change and highlighting products that sustainably meet the needs of the boating public – a dedicated platform which the marine industry has been waiting for.

“Certainly, for us as a company, we’ve been calling out for years for a show that we can really showcase all of our innovative ways of building together hybrid systems,” says Robert Tuck, from Fischer Panda, who’ll be introducing its customised electric drive solutions at the show. “The Green Tech Show is a perfect platform for that.”

Joining Fischer Panda at the show at Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, 19 – 20 June will be Plymouth Boat Trips and its recently launched e-Voyager, a green ferry designed and developed to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for the marine industry.

“We are very excited to be exhibiting e-Voyager, the UK’s first, sea-going electric ferry at the Green Tech Boat Show,” says Andy Hurley, project manager at Plymouth Boat Trips/e-Voyager. “We will be showcasing the pioneering technology we have developed with the University of Plymouth and other partners and also demonstrating how our approved systems can help others in the marine sector realise their zero carbon ambitions.”

Promoting sustainable boating practices, The Green Blue, the environmental awareness programme for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine, will be welcoming visitors to its shore-based stand to share information, advice and resources to support the recreational boating sector in protecting inland and coastal environments.

“The MDL Green Tech Boat Show is a positive example of the marine sector coming together to demonstrate and share innovative technological solutions to help protect the environment we all rely on, and The Green Blue is delighted to be a part of this,” says campaign manager, Kate Fortnam.

“This is an exciting time for environmental sustainability within the marine leisure sector, with boat users, clubs and businesses wanting to find ways to help minimise their impacts and safeguard the environment they rely on for their livelihoods, wellbeing and enjoyment.

“We also see the show as a great chance to network and learn more about new green technologies that our programme can raise awareness of amongst the wider boating community.”

Also included in the growing line-up is SA Green Fitness, with its eco-power exercise equipment, and Bounty’s End, a replica of the 23ft wooden boat used by Captain Bligh following the mutiny on the Bounty – now fitted with an 8kw electric motor which made it the first commercially coded electric passenger boat in Plymouth.

Tim Mayer, MDL’s sales and marketing director comments: “Our vision to bring together the marine community’s innovators and change-makers, who are working towards a greener future for boating, is being realised. We’re delighted by the number and variety of eco-friendly companies and organisations that have signed up so far.”

Boat viewings will be by pre-booked appointments only. For land-based exhibits, tickets will be available in advance. MDL Marinas is working closely with the local authorities in Plymouth to ensure that the event will be Covid-secure and in line with the appropriate Government guidelines.

With only 70 landside stands and 30 on water berths available, space is limited and filling up fast. MDL advises any companies interested in exhibiting at the Green Tech Boat Show to not delay in contacting Tim Mayer via t.mayer@mdlmarinas.co.uk.

For more information on all of MDL’s boat shows visit: https://www.mdlmarinas.co.uk/boat-shows/

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