Latest Technology Developments in Boating

A glimpse at the future of boating: IBI looks at the technology advances and trends that are reshaping the boating industry to make boating easier, safer, more sustainable, and more accessible to consumers of today and tomorrow.

Future Boating Technology


MIT’s autonomous boat technology nearing deployment in Amsterdam

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The fully electric Roboats can operate for up to 10 hours on a single charge

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Newly introduced propeller technology significantly reduces underwater noise

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Oscar Propulsion and University of Strathclyde-developed PressurePores system suitable for yachts and all ship types

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Norwegian start-up opens funding round as it looks to revolutionise electric boating


SES-X claims to have developed an energy-efficient vehicle platform solution for high-speed leisure boats making long-range electric vessels possible and available for multiple segments


Marine sector collects hardware at CES Innovation Awards

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Three leisure marine products recognised from field of more than 2,100 submissions at the world’s most influential technology event