This water taxi unveiled in association with Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of Abu Dhabi Ports Group is the world’s first 3D printed water taxi. The new development is important in sustainable water transport in the region as it will offer alternative transport between Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Marina, and Al Bandar.
The Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime, Capt Saif Al Mheiri spoke of this when he said: “This 3D printed water taxi represents a significant leap forward in sustainable maritime transportation and a unique experience for our customers”.
An inclusive transport system for all
The 3D printed water taxi is made from recycled PIPG which contains 30% glass fiber and UV stabilizer. The 11.98 meter long and 3.59 meter wide water taxi can accommodate upto 29 people including crew and has designated space for wheelchairs and bicycles.
The wheelchairs accommodation feature speaks of more inclusivity and accessibility in public transport as disabled people and people with limited resources can access it.
The 3D printed water taxi will be available for commercial use in the Abu Dhabi water taxi network from 2024.
Speaking about the new taxi, the CEO of Al Seer Marine, Guy Neivens said: “Beyond achieving a The Guinness World Record, this endeavor serves as a clarion call to the industry, urging the adoption of greener technologies. We take immense pride in crafting this extraordinary water taxi within our very own facility, a beacon of our commitment to a sustainable future”.
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