FINALISING THE PROTOTYPE

Since the beginning of March, the team has worked intensively on getting the prototype ready for on-water testing. Last night, the final touches were made, and tomorrow we will put her on water for the first time. We are very excited to see how she sits in the sea, and to do some initial testing!

Stay tuned for updates over the weekend.

Here are some pictures from the yesterday’s session:

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THE PROTOTYPE

After three months of research, planning and drawing, our hull design team started constructing the prototype of our autonomous vessel out of cedar wood and fiberglass. The prototype has a streamlined design, to reduce friction and increase efficiency. Using wood helps decrease the overall weight of the vessel. The prototype will show us how our proposed vessel design behaves in real world conditions, and it will enable us to optimize it further.

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