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Nauti-craft signs German boating deal

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// // WA-based shipping tech Nauti-craft have signed deals with Offcon and Wallaby Boats in Germany.

WA-based shipping technology company Nauti-Craft has announced a new deal signed with long-term partner and German-based vessel operator, designer and boat building group, Offcon GmbH and Wallaby Boats GmbH.

The move gives Offcon and Wallaby the first right of refusal to global exclusivity to nauti-craft™ patented marine suspension technology for the range of boats in their license.

This means that Offcon and Wallaby investors now have security around the license, and as a result, financing to build the first Wallaby boat.

Nauti-Craft’s game-changing technology was put to the test in rough seas at Dunsborough in the south of Western Australia in 2015.

Soon after this Wallaby Boats GmbH’s Harald Hübner and Steffen Staudenmaier took a test ride on Nauti-Craft’s demonstrator “2 Play”.

One test was all it took. Harald and Steffen were on board with the technology, so to speak.

The performance of Nauti-Craft’s 8.5m boat enabled them to punch headlong into 1.2m choppy waves at over 30 knots effortlessly.

Nauti-craft’s technology removes the rocking effects of waves and swell, making for a much smoother ride, at speed. For those who hate sea-sickness, this tech they will love. It’s like having shock absorbers on your boat.

Nauti-craft signs German boating deal
Nauti-craft in action, absorbing the shocks of the waves. Images – website.

Wallaby Boats GmbH will be the first original equipment manufacturer globally to produce commercial boats using the Nauti-Craft suspension system with exclusive rights to the Nauti-Craft patent.

The deal accelerates production of the first Wallaby boats and ensures further headway is made with the planned production of a full range of small commercial craft.

These include high performance daughter craft, crew transfer vessel, pilot boats and small workboats.

The Wallaby-18 is being produced in Germany and composite parts produced for the Wallaby-16 and the Wallaby-14 by Tuco Marine from Fåborg in Denmark.


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Former co-founder, GM, CEO Business News and Accelerating Commercialisation adviser. Charlie has spent 20+ years in Perth's startup scene, as founder, mentor, adviser, writer and investor. There's nothing he likes more than helping early stage tech startups ... and drinking coffee, shiraz or playing in a blues band. Email Charlie here.
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