Launching of “PEACOQ” – First Indian Foiler.
The world of sailing has entered a new era with foils. Attached to the hull of a boat, the foils act like submerged wings by lifting the boat over the water. The existing hydrofoilers are too technical, too expensive and too powerful. So we decided to develop a hydrofoiler with a specification meeting the market expectations: the PEACOQ. She will have to be simple, reassuring and sensational.
After two months of construction the peacoq is ready to fly over the waves at the pondicherry sea. PEACOQ will be the first foiler built in india.
International conference on Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (ICSOE 2018)
In 2018, Ultramarine participated in the International Conference on Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (ICSOE). Mr Nathanael Mallard was invited as the chief guest for the event which was held in AMET University, Chennai. He inaugurated the event by addressing the students about the current technology of the boat industry along with the advancement of the latest materials. Also, Mr Balakumar presented a paper on the topic “Composite Materials for Marine applications”. This visit to the university gave a good opportunity for the students to interact with us and gain more knowledge on the same.
Ultramarine is proud to have sponsored the following sailing events in Pondicherry as part of its ethos to promote sailing.
Sailing the East Coast – January 2018
Ultramarine sponsored the first sailing regatta in Pondicherry and one of the highlight events of ‘Bonjour India’ 2018. Ultramarine provided support in terms of manpower, equipment and repair services. It also provided managerial support in raising money and organizing the entire regatta for Bonjour India and Pondicherry Sailing Association.
Build and sail your Moth – 2017/2018
Classic Moth Boats are a class of small, fast single handed racing sailboats that originated in the US in 1929. The Classic Moth Boat is an ideal class for amateur builders and can be easily built from inexpensive materials. For these reasons Ultramarine conceptualized the idea of build-and-sail your boat. Ultramarine provided the plans, material and expertise in boat building to a group of enthusiasts from Pondicherry Sailing Association to build their own Moth and then race them. Ultramarine is currently assisting eight individuals in the Moth building project to start construction of the International Moth.
Pondicherry to Andamans race – horizon 2020
In 2017, for the first time in India, the World Sailing offshore racing boat Class 40 was launched by Ultramarine. It plans to build and sail at least 4 Ultra 40s by 2019. Ultramarine has proposed to organize the first ocean racing event in India from Pondicherry to Port Blair, a 10-day thrilling race in the Bay of Bengal.