We are hugely grateful to our early Sponsors who have provided us with support and encouragement to push ahead with this project.
We are very keen though to include additional commercial partners who have an interest in developing this market, such as eBoat and zero emission propulsion manufacturers. This is an industry wide initiative and there is room for all our British innovative brands to be highlighted through our Challenge.
We are also looking for:
an Educational Partner to capture and develop our learnings, targeted at the young people who will influence our futures
a software developer to build out our live tracking front end
a clothing manufacturer to showcase sustainable offshore and leisure wear
In its support of the challenge, MDL Marinas will provide space at its South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show (21-23 April) for the Round Britain eRIB team to display the Challenge vessel. The show, hosted at MDL’s Ocean Village Marina in Southampton, will provide an ideal opportunity for visitors to learn more about the challenge and help raise awareness of the need for more sustainable boating practices.
“With a goal and overall mission so in tune with our own, we’re delighted to be supporting Harry and the Round Britain eRIB Challenge and look forward to sharing his stories and progress as he makes his epic voyage.”
“The transition to a more sustainable leisure boating market is something we’re helping to drive forward through initiatives such as our Green Tech Boat Show, and the creation of electric cruising corridors with the installation of electric boat chargers across our network.”
Tim Mayer - Sales and Marketing Director
Lyme Regis Town Council
As our home port and our START and FINISH Location we are delighted that LRTC have enbraced the opportunity to get behind the project and support us.
“Lyme Regis Town Council is delighted to support Round Britain eRib team. We look forward to this project playing an important role in decarbonising the marine sector – both by overcoming the technical and logistical problems, and by raising publicity"
“It is vital that the world stops burning fossil fuels. Climate change is already impacting coastal communities around the world, and our children will face more severe consequences. It is fitting that a teenager will be the skipper on this challenge around our coast, highlighting the need for change and demonstrating an environmental alternative"
“We are really excited that the Round Britain eRIB Challenge will be start and finish in Lyme Regis, and we wish Harry and his team well.”
Cllr Philip May - Vice-chairman of the Environment Committee
Winch Design Ltd.
Winch Design is an international multi-disciplinary studio, specialising in the bespoke design of superyachts, architecture, private jets and interiors. The studio was founded in 1986 by Andrew Winch and his wife, Jane, and now comprises of over 150 talented individuals. Winch Design create dream homes on land, in the air and at sea for a discreet and elite client base. With a key focus on sustainability, in 2020 the company launched a social and ecological strategy, Life Worth Living. This framework has been designed to allow the business to develop sustainably, coupling success with environmental and social prosperity.
"Winch Design are delighted to be supporting the Round Britain eRib Challenge and wish Harry and his team every success."
ROLEC Services Ltd.
All Round Britain eRIB STOP Locations have been offered Direct Sales Support from a senior sales executive at ROLEC Services Ltd. which, for a wide range of large and small harbours, ports and marinas, will help provide a step forward in supporting the creation of a distributed network of eBoat charging provision around Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
"After 30 years of servicing marinas and boatyards, and over a decade helping to build the UKs electric vehicle charging infrastructure, it feels nothing more than natural to now turn our attention to assisting the emerging electric boat market. We gladly offer our insight, experience and product knowledge to any marina, boatyard or water-front location looking at zero emission travel, and we are proud to be involved in the exciting Round Britain eRIB challenge."
Steve King - Key Accounts/Senior Engineer, Rolec
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