Norwegian boatbuilder and startup launch new boat brand

Ripple Boats 10m electric boat rendering

Norwegian boatbuilder Frydenbø Marine and startup Pascal Technologies have joined forces to launch Ripple Boats, a long-range electric boat brand.

Frydenbø Marine is one of the largest boat producers in the Nordics with its own factory in Poland, covering brands such as Nordkapp, Sting, and Airborne boats, in addition to distribution for Zodiac.

With Frydenbø’s partnership, Ripple has access to high-quality manufacturing capacity, and can launch an asset-light company at high speed and low investment cost.

Ripple Boats electric dayboat rendering

Oslo-based Pascal is a fast-growing marine tech startup developing an energy-efficient solution for leisure boats based on an air cushion principle. Air is pumped between the hull and water, which reduces the water resistance and thus extends range considerably without the need for complex technology.

Pascal Technologies recently raised an impressive €4.6 million in a funding round led by Ocean Zero LLC.

Ripple Boats will design and build the next generation of long-range electric boats for the recreational market, incorporating the Pascal innovative air cushion technology.

The first model will be a 10m electric day cruiser, designed by award-winning designer Thorup Design. Spacious and configurable seating arrangements, user-friendly technology (automatic anchor handling, remote monitoring, over-the-air updates), and advanced safety features will ensure that the modern-day boater can relax on the water without worry. The whole ethos of the brand will be about creating a boating experience that is ‘simple, easy and low maintenance’.

Commenting on the launch of Ripple Boats, CEO Stian Gulla says: “I’m very excited to announce the launch of Ripple. What’s truly unique about us in the startup scene is our ability to combine innovative, range-enhancing technology from Pascal with the extensive industry experience and manufacturing assets of Frydenbø, enabling us to quickly bring a high quality electric boat to market. Over the coming years we aim to build a series of models in the 6-11 metre range, with a focus on international sales and not just in our home market of Scandinavia.

“The leisure boat industry and electrification is at an inflection point. Consumer sentiment is changing, battery costs are coming down and investment in the space is growing rapidly, both from established players and startups. Ripple brings the combination of an innovative and fast-paced startup with the reliability and quality of an experienced boat builder, and I’m thrilled to show what we can build.”

One response to “Norwegian boatbuilder and startup launch new boat brand”

  1. dieter lettner says:

    Dann lassen wir uns mal überraschen, in welcher Preisregion diese Boote liegen. Und ob die Luftkissentechnologie einer dauerhaften Beanspruchung gerecht wird.
    Bisher sind im Marinebereich die Batterie – Preise noch weit entfernt vom Automobil.