We have all heard of vehicles with strange technological names, but for many, the Nauti-Craft is new. These words describe Marine technology suspension. The Nauti-Craft technology works by separating the vessels’ hulls from the deck by using, what is called, a passive reactive interlinked hydraulic system. This system allows for a more comfortable ride, along with the vehicles’ control and stability. The Nauti-Craft stabilizes the vehicle so that the occupants experience less shock and bouncing back and forth upon release from the deck. The creators, Nauti-Craft Pty. Ltd. is proud to receive awards for this outstanding and impressive technology. One if its awards was won from the Australia Maritime Industry Innovation, a well respected award in the industry.
This prestigious award was presented by the Minister of Defence Industry, the Honorable Christopher Pyne, MP in 2017, at the International Maritime Exposition in Sydney. The award that was received was the Civil SME Innovation Grant for the technology that provides a smooth ride and more safety for Marine vessels, particularly during high speeds and rough waters. Chris Heyring founder and Chairman of the company along with Managing Director, Ken Johnsen, accepted the award at the official presentation ceremony. Ken Johnsen stated after receiving the award, “It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award as it recognises the efforts of the dedicated team at Nauti-Craft in developing a technology that can deliver tangible work place health and safety and operational benefits to vessels in the defence sector as well as range of civilian applications”.
Technology, such as, the Nauti-Craft, is highly important for the occupants of Marine vessels, because they are always seeking a more controlled and stable deck departure and a smoother ride on high seas. Nauti-Craft Pty. Ltd. has created technology that will make Marine vessels easier to drive and increases the safety of that ride. Nola Marino, Federal Member for the Seat of Forrest, brings up the Nauti-Craft technology in a discussion in Parliament. The technology was among only fifteen Australian innovators, among the Defence and Civil sectors. The award recognizes only the best and most innovative in the naval and maritime industries.
The Nauti-Craft is now displayed at the Seawork International Marine Exhibition with the Strategic Marine and Carbon Trust. Ken Johnsen and Development Manager, Alex Robertson, were there available to discuss all of the Nauti-Craft technology benefits with onlookers and Marine technology experts. Many leads for the technology were developed as the Nauti-Craft steals the show. The technology received great support from both organizations, the Strategic Marine and the the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator.