A stunning boat model has been revealed at the Abu Dhabi International Yacht Show 2023. It’s not the fanciest or most powerful boat. Instead, it is the world’s largest 3D printed boat, as recognized by Guinness World Records, measuring 11.98 meters long, weighing 6.4 tonnes and powered by two 15kW electric motors.
This 3D printed boat will be displayed at berth 006, where visitors to the exhibition can see this pioneering product up close.
Information about the boat is still quite scarce. It is claimed that this is the world’s first 3D printed water taxi, which is expected to become operational in 2024.
Apart from the size, Al Seer Marine, the company that collaborated with Abu Dhabi Maritime (an international maritime services provider) to build this boat, only revealed that the boat is made of 67% recycled materials.
More detailed information may have to wait until the exhibition actually takes place from November 21 to 24, 2023.
Al Seer Marine posted on Instagram: “This milestone is not just a record-breaking achievement, it is a call to action for the shipping industry to embrace green technologies. Let’s continue to overcome the challenges.” The frontier of innovation and sustainability, setting an example for the future of transportation around the world.”
Previously, the record holder for the world’s largest 3D printed boat was the 3Dirigo, which was 7.6 meters long and weighed 2,267 tonnes. Upon its launch in 2019, 3Dirigo also recorded the largest 3D printed snake product and the largest 3D printer-using product.
That special printer, manufactured by Ingersoll Machine Tools, is capable of printing objects 30.4 meters long, 6 meters wide and 3 meters high. Printing took just over 70 hours, with 3Dirigo completing the task.
The new record is expected to pave the way for more sustainable business practices. The main advantage of 3D printing boats is saving time and money by bypassing the traditional manufacturing process. When no longer in use, people can easily recycle the boat instead of throwing it straight into the landfill.
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