Fountaine Pajot ‘rethinks boating’ with eco business plan
Fountaine Pajot has unveiled a series of videos detailing its new focus on sustainable and eco cruising, with the boatbuilder setting goals to transition to electric propulsion.
According to Fountaine Pajot, it aims to create low-carbon and ideally net-carbon cruising boats and sustainable navigation scenarios by 2030.
The business plan, called Odysséa 24, brings on board employees, yachting stakeholders and experts in ecological transition to take part in the ‘development of a more virtuous yachting industry’. Fountaine Pajot says it wants to become the pioneer of the environmental transition in the yachting industry. As part of the Odyssea 24 plan, the shipyard is launching a collaborative platform ODSeaLab [Observe, Design & Save].
The ODSea Lab is aimed at revolutionising production processes and furthering innovations in energy and propulsion on board.
According to the company, the ODSea Lab [Observe, Design & Save] platform will be ‘an accelerator of technological solutions whose goal is to transform production processes and the choice of materials, and mainly to implement innovations in renewable energy production, electricity storage and the electrification of propulsion and life on board.’
Romain Motteau, deputy CEO of Fountain Pajot-Dufour, says: “If we want to continue to enjoy all that the oceans can offer, we must act now. For Fountaine Pajot and Dufour, this means changing our way of conceiving our yachts and completely rethink the experience of boating.”
Fountaine Pajot is already working on the deployment of electric motors for its sailing catamarans. This project should see be unveiled in 2022 with the installation of electric motors on the Aura 51, the yard’s new 51ft catamaran.