Green Tech Boat Show: ‘Change is coming’

The inaugural MDL Green Tech Boat Show has been deemed a great success by both organisers and exhibitors and will return in 2022.

Taking place at MDL’s Queen Anne’s Battery marina in Plymouth last weekend, the show welcomed more than 500 visitors and showcased a selection of leading green technologies from eco-conscious brands and exhibitors.

Popular at the show was the exclusive line up of electric boats which visitors could get onboard, including the Pulse 63 from RS Electric Boats which was very well received.

“It was great to get lots of positive feedback about the Pulse 63 and to see so many marine companies offering innovative green boating products and services – the change is happening,” says Jon Partridge from RS Electric Boats.

Founder of Pixii Electric Boats, Charles Hall, comments: “It was great to talk to people who are early adopters in this new green space. We’re looking forward to coming back next year. It’s a very exciting time and we can’t wait to be a part of the next industrial revolution with all these future thinkers.”

“We’re delighted with how the show went at the weekend,” says Tim Mayer, MDL’s sales and marketing director. “Our vision was to bring together the marine community’s innovators who are working towards a greener future for boating.

“We provided a dedicated platform for the marine industry to demonstrate how it’s contributing to combatting climate change and highlighting products that sustainably meet the needs of the boating public.”

“Change is coming, and the more people are prepared and informed, the better decisions they can make,” explains David Cook, sales director at Lynch Motor Company. “The very nature of new technology means that people are still gathering information on their next new boat or upgrading their existing boat and the associated costs.

“The quality of the engagement with visitors and desire to understand the massive benefits of electric propulsion were evident.”

A virtual version of the show ( will be available on MDL Marinas’ website until the end of July.

“We’ve received such positive feedback from the show we’ve already decided to make the Green Tech Boat Show an annual event. It’ll return to Plymouth on the same weekend in June in 2022,” says Mayer.

“As a company, we want to become one of the most sustainable marine companies and we’re moving in that direction. Part of this journey though is educating people on how to enjoy boating in a greener and more sustainable way, and the Green Tech Boat Show unites businesses with the same goal, supporting this process.”

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