RS Electric Boat (sister company of RS Sailing) launched the Pulse58 in January 2020. “Unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf, the Pulse58 is the product of 2 years of development and is ground-breaking as the first ever production RIB with a fully integral electric drive.”
“Pulse58’s sustainable construction comprises of Bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core material and naturally sourced basalt and flax fibres. These fibres are incredibly strong and energy absorbing. Experience gained in the sustainable construction of the successful RS Aero and RS21 sailboats has enabled RS to bring to market the most sustainable laminate of any RIB in the sector. This innovative laminate is lightweight and long lasting in even the most extreme environments.”
Materials include enriched basalt fiber, fully recyclable and reusable with very low carbon manufactured footprint. Among many other benefits listed the basalt fibers do not require additives and therefore consume less energy to produce.