INNOVATION HUB

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To address the complexities of green marine technologies, in addition to an extensive range of eco-focused exhibitors, the 2024 show will incorporate an Innovation Hub.

Taking place over the three days of the show, the research will be presented in a user-friendly format. Businesses and organisations at the cutting edge of clean marine technological innovation will be on hand to demonstrate how their products contribute to combatting climate change, while still enabling people to enjoy time out on the water and the benefits that brings.


Timetable of Events

Friday 19th April 2024

11:00 – 11:30

12.15 – 12:45

Archipelago Expedition Yachts

Decarbonisation of the marine industry is challenging but critical. If we are to successfully decarbonise, the answer lies beyond battery technology: electric boats are not currently suitable for offshore and long-distance use. There are a number of future marine fuels which are competing for pole position, and we look at these fuels and how they can be best used in the leisure industry.

13:00 – 13:30

RS Marine Group

It’s hard not to notice our planet’s declining health and, in particular, our oceans. The team here at RS care deeply about protecting the world’s waterways so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy them.

13:45 – 14:15

Optima Electric Yachts

Optima have designed and produced a hull form which uses significantly less energy than other boats, electric or otherwise. This reduces demands on the electrical supply network as well as enabling long-distance cruising opportunities. The conscious design is optimised to be 100% electric from concept with zero emissions and drastically reduced noise pollution, helping to protect marine wildlife.

14:30 – 15:00

15:15 – 15:45

16:00 – 16:30


Saturday 20th April 2024

11:00 – 11:30

12:15 – 12:45

MDL's Green Innovator of 2024 Award

MDL's Green Innovator Award distinguishes products and services that are pioneering in sustainability, innovation and design. It is aimed at projects from both start-ups and established companies, and highlights suppliers who are making a special effort towards environmentally sustainable practices, products and services. Vote now.

13:00 – 13:30

RS Marine Group

It’s hard not to notice our planet’s declining health and, in particular, our oceans. The team here at RS care deeply about protecting the world’s waterways so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy them.

13:45 – 14:15

Panel Discussion

An Industry expert-led panel discussion with Q&A’s.

14:30 – 15:00

Archipelago Expedition Yachts

Decarbonisation of the marine industry is challenging but critical. If we are to successfully decarbonise, the answer lies beyond battery technology: electric boats are not currently suitable for offshore and long-distance use. There are a number of future marine fuels which are competing for pole position, and we look at these fuels and how they can be best used in the leisure industry.

15:15 – 15:45

The Green Blue

LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES is a £2.5 million, four-year marine conservation partnership project to Save Our Seabed at five Special Areas of Conservation in Southern England. It is funded by the EU LIFE programme and led by Natural England in partnership with Marine Conservation Society, Ocean Conservation Trust, Plymouth City Council/Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum and Royal Yachting Association.

16:00 – 16:30


Sunday 21st April 2024

11:00 – 11:30

12:15 – 12:45

13:00 – 13:30

RS Marine Group

It’s hard not to notice our planet’s declining health and, in particular, our oceans. The team here at RS care deeply about protecting the world’s waterways so that we and future generations can continue to enjoy them.

13:45 – 14:15

14:30 – 15:00

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