In a world where everything can often seem a bit doom and gloom here is a bit of good news…..
In the Summer of 2023, a 17 year old skipper named Harry Besley from Taunton in Somerset will attempt to circumnavigate Britain in an electric RIB built specifically for the challenge. A significant aim of the project is to encourage the installation of charging infrastructure to support local sailing clubs, marinas and private owners in the transition of their vessels to electric, zero emission propulsion.
Encouraging and building knowledge about the charging options for eBoats helps build momentum in the direction of the UK Government target which states in the Clean Maritime Plan 2050 that “by 2025 all new vessels being ordered for use in UK waters must be designed with zero emission propulsion capability.”
Amongst its aims, this project will showcase the potential of eBoats in UK Coastal waters and set a baseline for eBoating capabilities in 2023 and a target for future challenges to beat!
The Challenge team have been working on this project in their spare time for over a year and are now looking for public and industry support to raise the funds to make this a reality.
The Round Britain eRIB challenge is a not-for-profit environmental project aiming to support leisure and small commercial operators in the marine industry in their transition to a more sustainable future.
Our challenge is to raise £1000 to help this young man with his dreams and our long-term goals. On donating £1000 we become silver sponsors and as such will have our logo in strategic positions on his boat and on his website. Its a great opportunity of raising awareness of our association and attracting new and younger members to our fold.
More about the project at https://www.roundbritain-erib.org