Co-founders of Navier – a Silicon Valley high-tech startup – Sampriti Bhattacharyya and Reo Baird partnered with Lyman-Morse shipyard in Camden, Maine to build the first year production slot for Navier 27. Billed as the boat of the future, the 27-foot all-electric, hydrofoil, performance vessel is capable of a range beating 75 nautical miles all under electric propulsion. When it launches during the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2022, it will be the longest-range electric boat in the world.
Navier builds technology to increase the efficiency of small powerboats by 90% while ensuring zero emissions and superior ride performance. Lyman-Morse shipyard is famous for producing custom sailing yachts and custom motor yachts with sleek design and superb performance. It is one of the few shipyards in the United States that has experience working with high-tech, carbon composite boats.
What has me – and all of us at Lyman-Morse – excited about the partnership with Navier is that we are developing something that is cutting edge and certain to be the future of yachting in this type of market. To build a carbon fiber, foiling, all-electric boat fits well with what we do at Lyman-Morse, plus it’s a boatbuilder’s dream project. We [Lyman-Morse] built a reputation for beautifully crafted boats, and we are extremely proud of our ability to implement advanced systems and technology. This is exactly what the Navier project embodies! – Drew Lyman, President and Owner of Lyman-Morse
Navier joins forces with the most talented experts to build the all-electric, hydrofoil, performance boat. In July 2021, the startup announced that America’s Cup engineer and foiling expert, Paul Bieker is leading Navier’s naval architecture and mechanical design by providing his expertise in hydrofoil configuration and foil optimization. Lyman-Morse will tie the technology, mechanics, construction, and manufacturing of the boat together.