Navier partners with Lyman-Morse to build ‘boat of the future’
The Silicon Valley startup is gearing up for first-year production in the U.S. with Lyman-Morse shipyard for the Navier 27, an all-electric, hydrofoil, performance vessel with first-year Pioneer Program customer delivery in Q2 2023.
Silicon Valley startup Navier is building technology to increase the efficiency of small powerboats while ensuring zero emissions and superior ride performance. To make this vision a reality, co-founders Sampriti Bhattacharyya, CEO, and Reo Baird, CTO, have signed with Lyman-Morse shipyard in Camden, MN, to build the first-year production for the Navier 27, an all-electric, hydrofoil, performance boat outfitted with an advanced autopilot system.
Navier is producing a limited number of boats in its first year under the Pioneer Program. As the startup focused on technology development for Navier 27, it wanted to partner with an innovative and capable U.S. shipyard experienced in working with high-tech, carbon composite boats and Lyman-Morse fit the bill. As a bonus, the shipyard’s location is in an up-and-coming tech hub in Maine with a strong boat-building heritage.
“Very few shipyards have the extensive experience, in-house capabilities, and deep interest in high-tech projects as Lyman-Morse,” said Bhattacharyya. “Plus, Maine has a long history in boat building, which makes it a special place to build Navier 27.”
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