2016 - 1:4 Scale Prototype

Due to the significant private investment and grant support, the 1:4 scale prototype was significantly advanced in manufacture throughout 2016, utilising a highly-experienced supply chain.

In parallel, tank testing continued at Plymouth COAST Laboratory, to determine a power matrix to ascertain the expected power output at sea, which could then be validated during the subsequent sea trials. This work was supported by a highly competitive Innovate UK grant, with the design, manufacture and testing carried out in partnership with the University of Bath and ASTUTE from Swansea University.