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RYA Members Magazine

28 Mar 2023

The first attempt to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB will take place this summer. We speak to the teenage skipper with RYA qualifications about his hopes for a brighter, cleaner boating future
Words: James Stewart

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The Round Britain eRIB challenge is an environmental project aiming to support leisure and small commercial operators in the marine industry in their transition to a more sustainable future. The Challenge involves a 17 year old RIB skipper attempting to drive an electric boat around the coast of Britain in Summer 2023. This will demonstrate the capabilities of electric propulsion systems for use in UK Coastal waters.

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