The RPA 8’s design is an important step forward in the design of this kind of vessel. The combination of FDHF and Hull Vane® make it unique in her segment.
We won the public tender with our low lifecycle costs and low environmental impact.
The RPA 8 needs just 60% of the power (2 x 382 kW versus 2 x 634 kW) of its predecessor, the RPA 1, to achieve the same top speed of 35 km/h. We achieved this with a combination of unique hull shape, our patented Hull Vane and a hybrid propulsion system that consumes 40% less fuel than the either the RPA 1 or 2.